On This Day

August 9th
1969
Season starts with stalemate
Opening day action from 1969. George Smith is well placed to deal with this Brentford effort. The match finished goalless, the fifth successive season that Pools had avoided defeat in their opening league game.
YearEvent 
2014Ryan Brobbel made his first team debut in a League Two match against Stevenage[view]
2014Stuart Parnaby made his competitive first team debut in a League Two match against Stevenage[view]
2014Matthew Bates made his competitive 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]
2003Michael Nelson 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]
2003Paul Robinson 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]
1986Tommy Sword made his first team debut in a Friendly match against Sunderland[view]
1986Dean Gibb made his first team debut in a Friendly match against Sunderland[view]
1986Rob McKinnon made his first team debut in a Friendly match against Sunderland[view]
1986Simon Lowe made his first team debut in a Friendly match against Sunderland[view]
1986Andrew Dixon made his first team debut in a Friendly match against Sunderland[view]
1986Paul Byron made his first team debut in a Friendly match against Sunderland[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]
1980Geoff Forster made his first team debut 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]
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]
1969Bobby Dobbing 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, Robinson, Robson, Nelson
1n/an/a 1997Div ThreeExeter City (A)D1-1Cullen
102#000000#FFA07A 1988Durham County CupDARLINGTON (H)W2-1Grayson, Smith
0#000000#CCCCCC 1986FriendlySUNDERLAND (H)D1-1Shoulder
4#000000#3CB371 1980League CupYork City (A)L1-2Forster
1n/an/a 1969Div FourBRENTFORD (H)D0-0