On This Day

March 8th
1971
A new approach
When John Simpson resigned in March 1971, the club decided to go down the player/manager route in order to optimise resources. Sunderland defender Len Ashurst was handed the task. With good local contacts and over 400 games under his belt, Ashurst looked a good fit. His former teammate George Herd also joined the club as player/coach.
YearEvent 
2014Nialle Rodney made his final first team appearance in a League Two match against Wycombe Wanderers[view]
2004Jermaine Easter extended loan period with Cambridge United. For another month 
2002Brian Ross joined Harrogate Town on loan. One month 
1983Julian Cherel was born in Caen 
1971Len Ashurst transferred to Pools from Sunderland 
1971Len Ashurst appointed Player/manager 
1970Kevin Dearden was born in Luton 
1958Billy Robinson made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Crewe Alexandra[view]
1939Tommy McGarry made his final first team appearance in a Division Three (North) Cup match against Gateshead[view]
1939Ron Peart made his first team debut in a Division Three (North) Cup match against Gateshead[view]
1939Teddy Copeland made his first team debut in a Division Three (North) Cup match against Gateshead[view]
1939Tim Spencer made his first team debut in a Division Three (North) Cup match against Gateshead[view]
1924Jack Bell made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Rotherham United[view]
1920Ron Peart was born in Brandon 
1890Bill Gregson was born in Stockton on Tees 
YearCompetitionTeam  Scorers
1n/an/a 2014League TwoWycombe Wanderers (A)L1-2Barmby
1n/an/a 2011League OneCarlisle United (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 2008League OneGILLINGHAM (H)W4-0Monkhouse, Porter, Collins, McCunnie
1n/an/a 2005League OneHull City (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1997Div ThreeLincoln City (A)L1-2Allon
1n/an/a 1994Div TwoLEYTON ORIENT (H)D1-1Southall
1n/an/a 1986Div FourPeterborough United (A)L1-3Borthwick
1n/an/a 1980Div FourCrewe Alexandra (A)L1-2Houchen
1n/an/a 1975Div FourSTOCKPORT COUNTY (H)D1-1K Johnson
1n/an/a 1958Div Three (N)Crewe Alexandra (A)L1-2Robinson
1n/an/a 1952Div Three (N)CARLISLE UNITED (H)W1-0Stamper
3#000000#DA70D6 1939Division Three (North) CupGateshead (A)D0-0 
1n/an/a 1930Div Three (N)Wigan Borough (A)W3-1Thompson 3
1n/an/a 1924Div Three (N)ROTHERHAM UNITED (H)L2-5B Smith 2
9n/an/a 1913NE LeagueSouth Shields (A)L0-4