On This Day

August 26th
1988
Keeper crisis
Much travelled goalkeeper David McKellar joined the club on loan from Dunfermline Athletic in a chaotic start to the season that saw five different keepers before the end of the year. McKellar did a pretty solid job, with Pools winning four of his seven games and keeping two clean sheets. He later played for Carlisle and Rangers.
YearEvent 
2012Femi Orenuga joined Pools on trial. Had been released by Everton 
2006Michael Proctor made his final first team appearance in a League Two match against Hereford United[view]
2000Tim Sperrevik made his first team debut in a Div Three match against Exeter City[view]
1995Lee Foster made his only first team appearance in a Div Three match against Rochdale[view]
1989Gardner Speirs made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Exeter City[view]
1989Simon Grayson made his final first team appearance in a Div Four match against Exeter City[view]
1988Dave McKellar joined Pools on loan from Dunfermline Athletic 
1987Phil Owers made his final first team appearance in a Littlewoods Cup match against Scunthorpe United[view]
1987Bobby Thomson made his first team debut in a Littlewoods Cup match against Scunthorpe United[view]
1986Dean Gibb made his first team debut in a Littlewoods Cup match against Middlesbrough[view]
1976Ian Moore was born in Birkenhead 
1963Ken Cunningham made his first team debut in a Div Four match against Torquay United[view]
1939Les Dodds made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Barrow[view]
1939Joe Mantle made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Barrow[view]
1939Jack Foreman made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Barrow[view]
1939Jimmy Deacon made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Barrow[view]
1939Charlie Turner made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Barrow[view]
1939Sam Earl made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Barrow[view]
1933Billy Reilly made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Mansfield Town[view]
1933Tom Knox made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Mansfield Town[view]
1933Billy Fairhurst made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Mansfield Town[view]
1933Tommy Hird made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Mansfield Town[view]
1922Fred Flanders made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Walsall[view]
1922Walker Hampson made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Walsall[view]
1922Walter Borthwick made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Walsall[view]
1922Francis Dowson made his first team debut in a Div Three (N) match against Walsall[view]
YearCompetitionTeam  Scorers
4#000000#3CB371 2008Carling CupWEST BROMWICH ALBION (H)W3-1Porter, Foley, Barker
1n/an/a 2006League TwoHereford United (A)L1-3Brown
1n/an/a 2002Div ThreeHULL CITY (H)W2-0E Williams, Watson
1n/an/a 2000Div ThreeExeter City (A)D1-1Henderson
4#000000#3CB371 1997Coca-Cola CupTRANMERE ROVERS (H)W2-1Baker, Lee
1n/an/a 1995Div ThreeRochdale (A)L0-4 
1n/an/a 1989Div FourEXETER CITY (H)L0-3 
4#000000#3CB371 1987Littlewoods CupSCUNTHORPE UNITED (H)L0-1 
4#000000#3CB371 1986Littlewoods CupMIDDLESBROUGH (H)D1-1Hogan
1n/an/a 1985Div FourChester City (A)D1-1Smith
1n/an/a 1972Div FourTorquay United (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1967Div FourBradford Park Avenue (A)W1-0Wright
1n/an/a 1963Div FourTORQUAY UNITED (H)L1-4Hinshelwood
1n/an/a 1961Div FourSOUTHPORT (H)W4-2Folland 2, Edgar, Price
1n/an/a 1957Div Three (N)DARLINGTON (H)W5-1Smith, Lumley 2, Willis 2
1n/an/a 1950Div Three (N)New Brighton (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 1939Div Three (N)BARROW (H)D1-1Mantle
1n/an/a 1933Div Three (N)Mansfield Town (A)D1-1Pedwell
1n/an/a 1922Div Three (N)Walsall (A)D2-2Robertson, Yews