On This Day

August 9th
2003
A stunning win in the sunshine
Michael Nelson's wonderful opening day strike nestles in the Peterborough net. In a match played in searing heat, Pools had trailed 2-0 and 3-1, but league debut goals from Gavin Strachan, Paul Robinson and Matty Robson levelled matters before Nelson's glorious late winner.
YearEvent 
2014Stuart Parnaby made his competitive first team debut in a League Two match against Stevenage[view]
2014Ryan Brobbel made his first team debut in a League Two match against Stevenage[view]
2008Ritchie Jones made his competitive first team debut in a League One match against Colchester United[view]
2003Paul Robinson made his competitive first team debut in a Div Two match against Peterborough United[view]
2003Gavin Strachan made his competitive first team debut in a Div Two match against Peterborough United[view]
2003Michael Nelson made his competitive first team debut in a Div Two match against Peterborough United[view]
2003Andy Jordan made his competitive first team debut in a Div Two match against Peterborough United[view]
1997Kelvin Davis made his first team debut in a Div Three match against Exeter City[view]
1988Roy Tunks made his competitive first team debut in a Durham County Cup match against Darlington[view]
1980Geoff Forster made his first team debut in a League Cup match against York City[view]
1980John Bird made his first team debut in a League Cup match against York City[view]
1980Steve Vass made his final first team appearance in a League Cup match against York City[view]
1980Bobby Kerr made his first team debut in a League Cup match against York City[view]
1969Bobby Dobbing made his competitive first team debut in a Div Four match against Brentford[view]
1969Tommy Lee made his competitive first team debut in a Div Four match against Brentford[view]
1969Derek Trail made his competitive first team debut in a Div Four match against Brentford[view]
1896Billy Cowan was born in Edinburgh 
YearCompetitionTeam  Scorers
4#000000#3CB371 2016EFL CupPreston North End (A)L0-1 
1n/an/a 2014League TwoStevenage (A)L0-1 
4#000000#3CB371 2011Carling CupSHEFFIELD UNITED (H)D1-1Sweeney
1n/an/a 2008League OneCOLCHESTER UNITED (H)W4-2Brown 2, Boland, Jones
1n/an/a 2005League OneBournemouth (A)D1-1Bullock
1n/an/a 2003Div TwoPeterborough United (A)W4-3Strachan, P Robinson, Robson, Nelson
1n/an/a 1997Div ThreeExeter City (A)D1-1Cullen
102#000000#FFA07A 1988Durham County CupDARLINGTON (H)W2-1Grayson, Smith
4#000000#3CB371 1980League CupYork City (A)L1-2Forster
1n/an/a 1969Div FourBRENTFORD (H)D0-0