On This Day

October 21st
2004
Pools swoop for Big Ben
Pools first came across Ben Clark when he played for Sunderland in our FA Cup tie in January 2004. Nine months later Neale Cooper brought the versatile player to Pools. Equally at home in defence or midfield, Clark would go on to be a useful performer during his 5½ years at the Vic.
YearEvent 
2014Matt Crooks joined Pools on loan from Huddersfield Town. One month 
2014Freddie Woodman returned to Newcastle United after loan spell 
2014Matt Crooks made his first team debut in a League Two match against Accrington Stanley[view]
2011Callum Hassan returned to Pools from loan spell at Whitby Town 
2009Willie Boland retired 
2004Ben Clark transferred to Pools from Sunderland 
2003Paul Arnison made his final first team appearance in a Div Two match against Chesterfield[view]
1997Mark Gavin made his final first team appearance in a Div Three match against Peterborough United[view]
1996Alain Horace joined Pools on trial 
1996Dominique Astolfi joined Pools on trial 
1995Ben Roberts made his first team debut in a Div Three match against Wigan Athletic[view]
1989Kevin Dearden made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against York City[view]
1988Kyle Anderson was born 
1980Geoff Forster made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Mansfield Town[view]
1978Jim Platt made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Crewe Alexandra[view]
1977Lee Foster was born in Bishop Auckland 
1968Simon Grayson was born in Sheffield 
1967Albert Broadbent made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Halifax Town[view]
1967Tony Smith made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Halifax Town[view]
1937Billy Nevin made his first team debut in a Division Three (North) Cup match against Hull City[view]
1937Jack Rutherford made his first team debut in a Division Three (North) Cup match against Hull City[view]
1937Crawford Whyte made his first team debut in a Division Three (North) Cup match against Hull City[view]
1925Ray Thompson was born in Spennymoor 
1920Billy Hughes was born in Cardiff 
YearCompetitionTeam  Scorers
1n/an/a 2014League TwoAccrington Stanley (A)L1-3Bates
1n/an/a 2008League OneHUDDERSFIELD TOWN (H)W5-3Kyle 2, Brown, Porter 2(1p)
1n/an/a 2003Div TwoChesterfield (A)W2-1Evatt og, P Robinson
1n/an/a 2000Div ThreePLYMOUTH ARGYLE (H)D1-1Henderson
1n/an/a 1997Div ThreePETERBOROUGH UNITED (H)W2-1Howard 2
1n/an/a 1995Div ThreeWigan Athletic (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1989Div FourYORK CITY (H)L1-2Dalton
1n/an/a 1987Div FourHALIFAX TOWN (H)W2-1Toman, Barratt
1n/an/a 1980Div FourMANSFIELD TOWN (H)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1978Div FourCrewe Alexandra (A)W1-0T Smith
1n/an/a 1972Div FourNewport County (A)L1-5Coyne
1n/an/a 1970Div FourCrewe Alexandra (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1967Div FourHalifax Town (A)L0-3 
1n/an/a 1963Div FourDarlington (A)D0-0 
1n/an/a 1961Div FourDONCASTER ROVERS (H)W3-0Malloy og, Folland 2
1n/an/a 1950Div Three (N)MANSFIELD TOWN (H)D1-1Wildon
3#000000#DA70D6 1937Division Three (North) CupHull City (A)D1-1Wigham
1n/an/a 1933Div Three (N)Chester (A)D3-3Hewitt, Wigham 2
1n/an/a 1922Div Three (N)Halifax Town (A)L0-3 
9n/an/a 1911NE LeagueSunderland A (A)D1-1F Tweddle
2#000000#6495ED 1908FA CupSOUTH BANK (H)L0-2