On This Day

February 25th
Debut for young star
Seventeen-year-old striker Keith Houchen was handed his Football League debut in a match against Crewe. Houchen didn't score that afternoon but he did break his duck against Barnsley soon afterwards and had 65 league goals to his name when he was transferred, still only 21, to Orient in 1982. He returned to play for and manage Pools late in his career.
2015Ryan Bird joined Pools on loan from Cambridge United. One month 
2014Jack Barmby extended loan spell with Pools from Manchester United. Another month 
2012Steve Haslam made his final first team appearance in a League One match against Wycombe Wanderers[view]
2011Ryan Donaldson extended loan spell with Pools from Newcastle United. For another month 
2004Andy Jordan joined Macclesfield Town on trial 
1987Willie Dyer was born in Glasgow 
1978Keith Houchen made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Crewe Alexandra[view]
1967Albert Broadbent made his first team debut in a Div Four match against York City[view]
1939John Calder made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Hull City[view]
1930Ken Thomson was born in Aberdeen 
YearCompetitionTeam  Scorers
1n/an/a 2017League TwoColchester United (A)L1-2Thomas
1n/an/a 2012League OneWycombe Wanderers (A)L0-5 
1n/an/a 2006League OneDONCASTER ROVERS (H)D1-1Boyd
1n/an/a 1995Div ThreeEXETER CITY (H)D2-2Houchen, McGuckin
1n/an/a 1986Div FourWrexham (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1984Div FourMANSFIELD TOWN (H)W4-1Kennedy, Linacre (p), Dobson 2
1n/an/a 1978Div FourCREWE ALEXANDRA (H)D1-1Roberts (og)
1n/an/a 1977Div FourSouthend United (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1976Div FourReading (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1967Div FourYORK CITY (H)W4-2Mulvaney 3, Wright
1n/an/a 1961Div FourAccrington Stanley (A)L0-3 
1n/an/a 1950Div Three (N)Oldham Athletic (A)L1-3Cairns
1n/an/a 1939Div Three (N)Hull City (A)L1-4McGarry
1n/an/a 1933Div Three (N)Hull City (A)L0-3 
1n/an/a 1928Div Three (N)New Brighton (A)L1-2Robinson
1n/an/a 1922Div Three (N)CREWE ALEXANDRA (H)W1-0Robertson
9n/an/a 1911NE LeagueShildon Athletic (A)W1-0McIntyre