On This Day

March 15th
1972
...on the wing, on the wing
Pools were deep in re-election trouble for the fourth straight season when Willie Waddell made his debut on this day in 1972. Pools lost that day despite Waddell getting a debut goal, but he played a full part as the team won each of its last 7 home games to pull clear of danger and established himself as a real fans' favourite during his 2 years at the club.
YearEvent 
2015Jordan Jones returned to Middlesbrough after loan spell 
2013Paul Johnson extended loan period with Workington. For another month 
2008Tom Craddock made his final first team appearance in a League One match against Tranmere Rovers[view]
2002Anthony Williams signed new contract 
1997Jon Sunderland made his final first team appearance in a Div Three match against Rochdale[view]
1980Martin Fowler made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Bournemouth[view]
1975Bob Worthington made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Swansea City[view]
1974Alan Sproates joined Pools on loan from Darlington 
1972Willie Waddell made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Cambridge United[view]
1971Allen Bradbury made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Brentford[view]
1958Jackie Newton made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Rochdale[view]
1958Ray Thompson made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Rochdale[view]
1958Norman Mitchell made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Rochdale[view]
1939Robert Halliday made his first team debut in a Division Three (North) Cup match against Gateshead[view]
1924Tewfik Abdallah made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Wrexham[view]
1924Harry Morris made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Wrexham[view]
1919T Johnson made his first team debut in a Northern Victory League match against Gateshead[view]
1919Alf Fenwick made his first team debut in a Northern Victory League match against Gateshead[view]
1919Ralph Rodgerson made his first team debut in a Northern Victory League match against Gateshead[view]
1919 Coates made his only first team appearance in a Northern Victory League match against Gateshead[view]
1919Henry Turner made his only first team appearance in a Northern Victory League match against Gateshead[view]
1919R Topping made his first team debut in a Northern Victory League match against Gateshead[view]
1919H Cockerill made his final first team appearance in a Northern Victory League match against Gateshead[view]
1919 Metcalf made his final first team appearance in a Northern Victory League match against Gateshead[view]
1913Stephen Pickering made his final first team appearance in a NE League match against Shildon[view]
YearCompetitionTeam  Scorers
1n/an/a 2016League TwoNewport County (A)D0-0 
1n/an/a 2014League TwoBRISTOL ROVERS (H)W4-0Harewood, Walker, Walton(p), Franks
1n/an/a 2011League OneLEYTON ORIENT (H)L0-1 
1n/an/a 2008League OneTranmere Rovers (A)L1-3Humphreys
1n/an/a 2003Div ThreeSOUTHEND UNITED (H)W2-1Humphreys 2
1n/an/a 1997Div ThreeROCHDALE (H)L1-2Beech
1n/an/a 1989Div FourHereford United (A)L0-2 
1n/an/a 1980Div FourBOURNEMOUTH (H)W3-1Cunningham og, Ayre(p), Hampton
1n/an/a 1975Div FourSwansea City (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1972Div FourCambridge United (A)L1-2Waddell
1n/an/a 1971Div FourBRENTFORD (H)D0-0 
1n/an/a 1968Div FourHALIFAX TOWN (H)D0-0 
1n/an/a 1958Div Three (N)ROCHDALE (H)L1-3P Thompson
1n/an/a 1952Div Three (N)Stockport County (A)W1-0Wildon
1n/an/a 1947Div Three (N)NEW BRIGHTON (H)W3-0Copeland, Sloan, Harden
3#000000#DA70D6 1939Division Three (North) CupGATESHEAD (H)W5-1Diamond 4, Price
1n/an/a 1930Div Three (N)WREXHAM (H)W5-0Pedwell 2, Dixon, Pape 2
1n/an/a 1924Div Three (N)WREXHAM (H)W4-0Bell 2, B Smith, Abdallah
6n/an/a 1919Northern Victory LeagueSouth Shields (A)L1-2Metcalf
9n/an/a 1913NE LeagueShildon Athletic (A)W4-0Stokoe, Brewis, Fletcher 2