On This Day

April 22nd
1988
Pools capture striker
John Bird's attacking options by the arrival of teenage striker Simon Grayson from Sheffield United. The youngster took a while to find his first goal but gradually matured into a very promising player. Sadly, his professional career was cut short by a serious knee injury in August 1989. He played 54 times for the club, scoring 15 goals.
YearEvent 
2021Zaine Francis-Angol signed. Short term deal. Had just left Boreham Wood 
2021Brad James joined Pools on loan from Middlesbrough. Until end of season 
2021Harvey Saunders joined Pools on loan from Fleetwood Town. Until end of season 
2019Danny Amos made his final first team appearance in a Vanarama National League match against Barrow[view]
2017Matthew Bates made his final first team appearance in a League Two match against Barnet[view]
2017Joe Fryer made his final first team appearance in a League Two match against Barnet[view]
2011Andy Rafferty made his competitive first team debut in a League One match against Tranmere Rovers[view]
2011Josh Rowbotham made his first team debut in a League One match against Tranmere Rovers[view]
2011Darren Holden made his first team debut in a League One match against Tranmere Rovers[view]
2006Steven Istead made his final first team appearance in a League One match against Nottingham Forest[view]
1995Steve Holmes recalled by Preston North End 
1995Steve Holmes made his final first team appearance in a Div Three match against Hereford[view]
1988Simon Grayson transferred to Pools from Sheffield United 
1986Marco Pelosi was born in Edinburgh 
1986Steve Carney made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Mansfield Town[view]
1986Paul Dobson made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Mansfield Town[view]
1982Pedro Dimas was born in Dexira 
1978Mark Lawrence made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Newport County[view]
1978Gordon Larkin made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Newport County[view]
1970Peter Blowman made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Darlington[view]
1970Malcolm Thompson made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Darlington[view]
1970Tommy Lee made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Darlington[view]
1950John Douglas made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Tranmere Rovers[view]
1949John Harley was born in March 
1947Bob Worthington was born in Halifax 
1939Ron Peart made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Barrow[view]
1924George Gill made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Ashington[view]
1922Bob Hubery made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Ashington[view]
1922Chuck Hewitt made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Ashington[view]
1911Jacky Hand made his final first team appearance in a NE League match against Middlesbrough[view]
1911George Featherstone made his final first team appearance in a NE League match against Middlesbrough[view]
YearCompetitionTeam  Scorers
21n/an/a 2019Vanarama National LeagueBarrow (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 2017League TwoBARNET (H)L0-2 
1n/an/a 2011League OneTRANMERE ROVERS (H)D1-1Sweeney
1n/an/a 2006League OneNOTTINGHAM FOREST (H)W3-2Porter, Nelson, Proctor
1n/an/a 2000Div ThreeMANSFIELD TOWN (H)W1-0Henderson
1n/an/a 1995Div ThreeHEREFORD (H)W4-0Holmes 2, Henderson 2
1n/an/a 1989Div FourRochdale (A)D0-0 
1n/an/a 1986Div FourMansfield Town (A)L0-4 
1n/an/a 1978Div FourNEWPORT COUNTY (H)D1-1Houchen
1n/an/a 1974Div FourStockport County (A)D1-1Gauden
1n/an/a 1972Div FourNORTHAMPTON TOWN (H)W2-0Waddell, Potter
1n/an/a 1970Div FourDarlington (A)L0-4 
1n/an/a 1963Div FourBRENTFORD (H)W2-1Edgar, Lackenby
1n/an/a 1961Div FourWorkington (A)L0-2 
1n/an/a 1950Div Three (N)Tranmere Rovers (A)L1-2Harden
1n/an/a 1939Div Three (N)Barrow (A)D1-1Self
1n/an/a 1935Div Three (N)SOUTHPORT (H)W4-1Lindsay 2, Bonass 2
1n/an/a 1933Div Three (N)Rochdale (A)L2-6Hewitt, Hardy
1n/an/a 1925Div Three (N)DURHAM CITY (H)W1-0Smith
1n/an/a 1924Div Three (N)ASHINGTON (H)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1922Div Three (N)Ashington (A)L1-4Crowther
9n/an/a 1914NE LeagueBLYTH SPARTANS (H)D1-1McGill
9n/an/a 1911NE LeagueMiddlesbrough A (A)D2-2McIntyre 2
9n/an/a 1909NE LeagueCarlisle United (A)L0-3