On This Day

December 25th
1978
A saviour is born
Joel Porter was born in Adelaide on Christmas Day 1978. He signed for Pools in November 2003 and made over 200 appearances, scoring 65 goals. He was twice voted Player of the Year by the supporters and was never better than in his final season, when his goals went a long way towards saving the club's League One status.
YearEvent 
1995Jake Gray was born in Aylesbury 
1978Joel Porter was born in Adelaide, Australia 
1973Robbie Elliott was born in Gosforth 
1957Dennis Johnson made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against York City[view]
1957Jimmy Hartnett made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against York City[view]
1956Ken Waugh made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against York City[view]
1947Bill Russell made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Gateshead[view]
1947Sid Parkes made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Gateshead[view]
1937Ossie Park made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Crewe Alexandra[view]
1935Albert Huggins made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Mansfield Town[view]
1934Jackie Moses made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Doncaster Rovers[view]
1934Gordon Dreyer made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Doncaster Rovers[view]
1931Joe Jarps made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Hull City[view]
1929Harold Nobbs made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Gateshead[view]
1926Jack Foster made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Crewe Alexandra[view]
1924Ben Nicholson made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Wigan Borough[view]
1922George Crowther made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Darlington[view]
1922Tom Towse made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Darlington[view]
1922Tony Franks made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Darlington[view]
1913H Flanaghan made his first team debut in a NE League match against Darlington[view]
1911Harry Carr made his first team debut in a NE League match against Wallsend Park Villa[view]
YearCompetitionTeam  Scorers
1n/an/a 1957Div Three (N)YORK CITY (H)D2-2Wragg og, McGuigan(p)
1n/an/a 1956Div Three (N)York City (A)D3-3Robinson, Luke, Johnson
1n/an/a 1954Div Three (N)DARLINGTON (H)W1-0Harden
1n/an/a 1953Div Three (N)Workington (A)D0-0 
1n/an/a 1952Div Three (N)Stockport County (A)D1-1McGuigan
1n/an/a 1951Div Three (N)MANSFIELD TOWN (H)W2-0Wildon, Newton
1n/an/a 1950Div Three (N)Gateshead (A)W1-0Wildon
1n/an/a 1948Div Three (N)Gateshead (A)L1-2Sherratt
1n/an/a 1947Div Three (N)Gateshead (A)L0-7 
1n/an/a 1946Div Three (N)HULL CITY (H)D0-0 
1n/an/a 1937Div Three (N)CREWE ALEXANDRA (H)D2-2Embleton, Wigham
1n/an/a 1936Div Three (N)York City (A)L1-4J Scott
1n/an/a 1935Div Three (N)MANSFIELD TOWN (H)W4-1Wigham 2, Bonass, Proctor(p)
1n/an/a 1934Div Three (N)DONCASTER ROVERS (H)W2-1Lindsay, Hird
1n/an/a 1933Div Three (N)BARNSLEY (H)L0-2 
1n/an/a 1931Div Three (N)Hull City (A)L1-3Lumley
1n/an/a 1930Div Three (N)NELSON (H)W4-0Thompson 2, Thornton, Pedwell
1n/an/a 1929Div Three (N)SOUTH SHIELDS (H)W2-1Pedwell, T Mordue
1n/an/a 1928Div Three (N)LINCOLN CITY (H)W3-2Hall, Richardson, T Mordue
1n/an/a 1926Div Three (N)CREWE ALEXANDRA (H)D1-1Wensley
1n/an/a 1925Div Three (N)DURHAM CITY (H)D1-1Best
1n/an/a 1924Div Three (N)WIGAN BOROUGH (H)W1-0Allen(p)
1n/an/a 1923Div Three (N)Halifax Town (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1922Div Three (N)Darlington (A)L0-4 
9n/an/a 1920NE LeagueDarlington (A)W4-3Mulholland 2, Lister, Short
9n/an/a 1919NE LeagueMiddlesbrough Reserves (A)D0-0 
9n/an/a 1914NE LeagueSouth Shields (A)L2-6Strugnell 2
9n/an/a 1913NE LeagueDarlington (A)D1-1Hibbert
9n/an/a 1912NE LeagueMiddlesbrough A (A)L1-3Humphreys
9n/an/a 1911NE LeagueWALLSEND PARK VILLA (H)W5-0Grierson, Carr, Griffin, Fletcher, Bennett
9n/an/a 1909NE LeagueSeaham Harbour (A)D1-1Edgley
9n/an/a 1908NE LeagueWEST STANLEY (H)W2-0Fletcher, T Hegarty