On This Day

April 24th
2004
"I'll have that"
Adam Boyd nicks the ball from Rushden goalkeeper Billy Turley before walking it into an unguarded net to complete a 2-0 win. The goal was Boyd's tenth in an inspired eight-game spell since being recalled to the team and his goals propelled Pools into the playoffs. Rushden, who had pipped Pools to the Division Three title a year earlier, were relegated.
YearEvent 
2017Dave Jones left post as Manager. Mutual consent 
2017Matthew Bates appointed Manager. Caretaker basis, for final two games of season 
2017Billy Paynter appointed Assistant manager. Caretaker basis, for final two games of season 
1999Danny Hughes made his final first team appearance in a Div Three match against Mansfield Town[view]
1993Lee Ellison made his final first team appearance in a Div Two match against Swansea City[view]
1992John Thomas made his final first team appearance in a Div Three match against Wigan Athletic[view]
1991Billy Greulich was born 
1976Dave Rylands made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Brentford[view]
1976Malcolm Moore made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Brentford[view]
1973Ian McGuckin was born in Middlesbrough 
1971Stephen Plaskett was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
1970Gus McLean left post as Manager. Resigned 
1969Bobby Cummings made his final first team appearance in a Div Three match against Tranmere Rovers[view]
1965Neville Bannister made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Wrexham[view]
1961Gordon Lithgo made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Rochdale[view]
1954Len Richley made his final first team appearance in a Div Three (N) match against Chesterfield[view]
1944Chris Simpkin was born in Hull 
1936Jackie Smith was born in Hartlepool 
1920 Taylor made his only first team appearance in a NE League match against Spennymoor United[view]
1920AE Gilhespy made his only first team appearance in a NE League match against Spennymoor United[view]
YearCompetitionTeam  Scorers
1n/an/a 2010League OneWalsall (A)L1-3O'Donovan
1n/an/a 2004Div TwoRushden & Diamonds (A)W2-0E Williams, Boyd
1n/an/a 2000Div ThreeDarlington (A)D1-1Miller
1n/an/a 1999Div ThreeMansfield Town (A)L0-2 
1n/an/a 1993Div TwoSwansea City (A)L0-3 
1n/an/a 1992Div ThreeWigan Athletic (A)D1-1MacPhail
1n/an/a 1990Div FourGrimsby Town (A)D0-0 
1n/an/a 1987Div FourTRANMERE ROVERS (H)D1-1Toman
1n/an/a 1982Div FourPORT VALE (H)W3-1P Linacre, Newton(p), Staff
1n/an/a 1979Div FourScunthorpe United (A)L1-3Houchen
1n/an/a 1976Div FourBRENTFORD (H)W1-0Scaife
1n/an/a 1972Div FourDarlington (A)W2-1Green, Waddell
1n/an/a 1971Div FourAldershot (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1969Div ThreeTranmere Rovers (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1967Div FourHALIFAX TOWN (H)L1-3Parry
1n/an/a 1965Div FourWREXHAM (H)W1-0Thompson
1n/an/a 1961Div FourROCHDALE (H)W2-0Parkes 2
1n/an/a 1954Div Three (N)CHESTERFIELD (H)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1948Div Three (N)SOUTHPORT (H)W2-0Nevins 2
1n/an/a 1937Div Three (N)LINCOLN CITY (H)W3-1Robertson, Self, Proctor
1n/an/a 1926Div Three (N)Coventry City (A)L2-5Wensley, Richardson
9n/an/a 1920NE LeagueSPENNYMOOR UNITED (H)W2-0Hewitt, Short
9n/an/a 1915NE LeagueCarlisle United (A)D0-0 
9n/an/a 1912NE LeagueSPENNYMOOR UNITED (H)W2-0Grierson, Fletcher
9n/an/a 1909NE LeagueWallsend Park Villa (A)D2-2Brown, Fletcher