On This Day

August 17th
1996
Fine win for new-look Pools
A Hartlepool side featuring no less than six debutants opened up the new season with an impressive 2-0 win at Colchester. Chris Beech, Stephen Pears, Chris McDonald, David Clegg, Mark Cooper and Glen Davies were the new men but it was two of the established players, Joe Allon and Sean McAuley who got the goals.
YearEvent 
2001Mark Prudhoe appointed Goalkeeping coach 
1996David Clegg made his first team debut in a Div Three match against Colchester United[view]
1996Mark Cooper made his first team debut in a Div Three match against Colchester United[view]
1996Chris Beech made his first team debut in a Div Three match against Colchester United[view]
1996Glen Davies made his first team debut in a Div Three match against Colchester United[view]
1996Chris McDonald made his first team debut in a Div Three match against Colchester United[view]
1996Stephen Pears made his first team debut in a Div Three match against Colchester United[view]
1993Keith Nobbs made his final first team appearance in a Coca-Cola Cup match against Stockport County[view]
1991David McCreery made his first team debut in a Div Three match against Torquay United[view]
1991Mark Nesbitt made his final first team appearance in a Div Three match against Torquay United[view]
1991David Rush made his first team debut in a Div Three match against Torquay United[view]
1991Martin Hodge made his first team debut in a Div Three match against Torquay United[view]
1989Ian Bowling joined Pools on loan from Lincoln City 
1985Nigel Walker made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Cambridge United[view]
1985Tom Kelly made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Cambridge United[view]
1985Keith Nobbs made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Cambridge United[view]
1985Alan Little made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Cambridge United[view]
1985Alan Shoulder made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Cambridge United[view]
1974Bobby Park made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Newport County[view]
1971Paul O'Connor was born in Easington 
1971John Shotton was born in Hartlepool 
1968Mick Somers made his final first team appearance in a Div Three match against Crewe Alexandra[view]
1956Dave Jones was born in Liverpool 
YearCompetitionTeam  Scorers
1n/an/a 2013League TwoYork City (A)D0-0 
1n/an/a 2002Div ThreeMACCLESFIELD TOWN (H)L0-2 
1n/an/a 1996Div ThreeColchester United (A)W2-0Allon, McAuley
4#000000#3CB371 1993Coca-Cola CupStockport County (A)D1-1West
1n/an/a 1991Div ThreeTorquay United (A)L1-3Baker
1n/an/a 1985Div FourCambridge United (A)L2-4Shoulder, Newton(p)
1n/an/a 1974Div FourNEWPORT COUNTY (H)W2-0Moore, Gauden
1n/an/a 1968Div ThreeCrewe Alexandra (A)L0-1