On This Day

April 17th
1971
Last game for reliable defender
In one of the highlights of a dismal season, Pools thumped Exeter on this day in 1971 thanks to to two goals from Ralph Wright. Tony Bircumshaw made his last appearance in a Pools shirt when he replaced David Harvey in the second half. Bircumshaw, a key part of the promotion winning side of 1967/68, played just under 200 games for the club.
YearEvent 
2006Chris Llewellyn made his final first team appearance in a League One match against Milton Keynes Dons[view]
1982Martin Burleigh made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Bournemouth[view]
1976John Hope made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Northampton Town[view]
1973Paul Thompson was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
1971Tony Bircumshaw made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Exeter City[view]
1964John Brown made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Chesterfield[view]
1964Gordon Lithgo made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Chesterfield[view]
1954Peter MacGregor made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Bradford City[view]
1937Sam Graham made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against New Brighton[view]
1933Bobby Dixon made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Rotherham United[view]
1926Tommy Henderson made his only first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Crewe Alexandra[view]
YearCompetitionTeam  Scorers
1n/an/a 2017League TwoLeyton Orient (A)L1-2Oates
1n/an/a 2010League OneCOLCHESTER UNITED (H)W3-1Brown, O'Donovan 2(1p)
1n/an/a 2006League OneMilton Keynes Dons (A)L1-2Proctor
1n/an/a 2004Div TwoNOTTS COUNTY (H)W4-0Humphreys, Boyd 2, Robertson
1n/an/a 1999Div ThreeSCARBOROUGH (H)W3-0Freestone 2(1p), Baker
1n/an/a 1995Div ThreeCarlisle United (A)W1-0Houchen
1n/an/a 1993Div TwoStoke City (A)W1-0Johnrose
1n/an/a 1987Div FourSCUNTHORPE UNITED (H)L0-2 
1n/an/a 1982Div FourBournemouth (A)L1-5Hogan
1n/an/a 1981Div FourDARLINGTON (H)W2-0Howard, J Linacre
1n/an/a 1976Div FourNorthampton Town (A)L2-5Moore, Johnson(p)
1n/an/a 1971Div FourEXETER CITY (H)W3-0Wright 2, Veart
1n/an/a 1965Div FourSouthport (A)D1-1Thompson
1n/an/a 1964Div FourCHESTERFIELD (H)W1-0Hamilton
1n/an/a 1954Div Three (N)Bradford City (A)D1-1Richardson
1n/an/a 1951Div Three (N)Tranmere Rovers (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1948Div Three (N)New Brighton (A)W2-1Richardson, Hooper(p)
1n/an/a 1937Div Three (N)New Brighton (A)L0-4 
1n/an/a 1933Div Three (N)Rotherham United (A)D1-1Thayne
1n/an/a 1926Div Three (N)CREWE ALEXANDRA (H)D0-0 
9n/an/a 1920NE LeagueSOUTH SHIELDS Reserves (H)W4-2Hewitt 2, Short, Crilly(p)
9n/an/a 1915NE LeagueNORTH SHIELDS ATHLETIC (H)W2-1McDougall, Johnson
9n/an/a 1911NE LeagueSouth Shields (A)L0-1 
9n/an/a 1909NE LeagueSeaham White Star (A)W5-2Seal, Edgley, Fletcher 3