On This Day

March 5th
1991
Some sad news
Chairman Garry Gibson breaks the news of Cyril Knowles's illness to the squad. Knowles was diagnosed with a brain tumour and had to step down from his duties as manager, with chief executive Alan Murray asked to take charge of the first team for the rest of the season.
YearEvent 
2016Rob Jones made his first team debut in a League Two match against Barnet[view]
2004Offer from Boston United for Adam Boyd rejected 
2002Eifion Williams transferred to Pools from Torquay United 
1994Scott Garrett made his first team debut in a Div Two match against Stockport County[view]
1994Keith Oliver made his first team debut in a Div Two match against Stockport County[view]
1993Ryan Brobbel was born in Hartlepool 
1991Alan Murray appointed Manager. Initially on an interim basis, to cover Cyril Knowles' illness. 
1988Trevor Carson was born in Downpatrick 
1975Kevin Johnson transferred to Pools from Workington 
1975Scott Walker was born in Glasgow 
1960Eric Oldham made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Rochdale[view]
1927Jim McGlenn made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Wigan Borough[view]
YearCompetitionTeam  Scorers
1n/an/a 2016League TwoBarnet (A)W3-1Hawkins 2, Thomas
1n/an/a 2013League OneCOLCHESTER UNITED (H)D0-0 
1n/an/a 2011League OneBRENTFORD (H)W3-0Monkhouse 2, Liddle
1n/an/a 2005League OneWREXHAM (H)L4-6Strachan, Porter 2, Boyd
1n/an/a 2002Div ThreeLINCOLN CITY (H)D1-1Clarke
1n/an/a 1996Div ThreeHEREFORD UNITED (H)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1994Div TwoStockport County (A)L0-5 
1n/an/a 1988Div FourTorquay United (A)D1-1Barratt
1n/an/a 1986Div FourPORT VALE (H)D1-1Sproson og
1n/an/a 1983Div FourAldershot (A)W2-0Staff, Robinson
1n/an/a 1977Div FourHALIFAX TOWN (H)W1-0Bielby
1n/an/a 1973Div FourNORTHAMPTON TOWN (H)W2-0Coyne, Green
1n/an/a 1971Div FourSouthport (A)L0-5 
1n/an/a 1966Div FourLUTON TOWN (H)W2-0Phythian, Wright
1n/an/a 1960Div FourROCHDALE (H)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1955Div Three (N)OLDHAM ATHLETIC (H)W2-0Johnson, McGuigan
1n/an/a 1949Div Three (N)Hull City (A)L0-2 
1n/an/a 1938Div Three (N)ROTHERHAM UNITED (H)W4-0Nevin, Mackie 2, English
1n/an/a 1932Div Three (N)ACCRINGTON STANLEY (H)W1-0Hewitt
1n/an/a 1927Div Three (N)WIGAN BOROUGH (H)W2-1Myers, Waite
9n/an/a 1910NE LeagueSOUTH SHIELDS ADELAIDE (H)W3-1Bennett, Ledger, Fletcher