Memorable Matches


A personal selection by SHEFFIELD POOLIE
- you may not agree



My favourite or most memorable Pools matches:

Swansea v Pools 6/5/1968
0 - 2 (Cummings, Hepplewhite)
For obvious reasons.*

Pools v Northampton 11/5/1991
3 - 1 (Dalton, Allon, Baker)
Last match of the season to gain promotion at home.

Pools v Sheffield Wednesday 15/04/2005
3 - 0 (Boyd hat trick)
After living in Sheffield since October 1969 and this being my birthday it couldn't get any better, especially as I had some friends in the away end who still talk about that night. Weather was that bad my brother and I had to get a taxi to the cricket club. I have a montage of Boydy's goals immediately above where I am sat now.

Sheffield United v Pools 29/12/2012
2 - 3 (Howard 2, Humphreys)
Bottom-of-the-league Pools knock the Blades off the top. Howard caused that much bother (why didn't he play like this in all the other games in his second spell at the Club?) Harry Maguire lost his cool and got booked and look where he is now. Special for Ritchie to score against the team he supported. Danny Wilson was their manager as well.

Pools v Crystal Palace 2/1/1993
1 - 0 (Saville pen.)
Third round of the F.A. Cup. The first Premier League team to be knocked out of the F.A. Cup. Pools did it on Match of the Day.

Darlington v Pools 26/3/2007
0 - 3 (Williams 2, Monkhouse)
What a day, beating Darlo at their new ground with an all round excellent performance topped up with 3 brilliant goals and two Micky Barron assists (and I saw Dolly Parton the night before - what a weekend).

Stockport County v Pools 17/3/2007
3 - 3 (Monkhouse, Barker 2 (1 pen.))
3-nil down against a form team with an excellent home record. They missed a penalty to win it and Ritchie Barker hit the bar near the end. Danny Wilson (then our manager) was sent off with one of their staff.

Pools v Manchester United 5/1/1957
3 - 4 (Stamper, Johnson, Newton)
For the older readers I don't need to say anything but we gave the Busby Babes a fright. This was one of the best Pools teams ever. Record home crowd.

Sunderland v Pools 3/1/2004
1 - 0
Third. round of the F.A. Cup - great atmosphere made by thousands of Poolies in front of one of the biggest crowds ever to see Pools play.

Scunthorpe v Pools 19/4/2003
4 - 0
Lost but still got promotion with Mike Newell in the dressing room because he didn't know - bizarre day.

Pools v Sheffield Wednesday 29/5/2005
2 - 4 (Williams, Daly)
Robbed by a referee decision that still rankles. I travelled all the way there and back in a Wednesday supporters coach, which had got lost on the way there. What a day.

My best 11 (4-4-2): 
Dimi Konstantopolous
Micky Barron
Chris Westwood
Michael Nelson
Brian Drysdale
Brian Honour
Mark Tinkler
Tommy Miller
George Luke
Paul Baker
Joe Allon
Sub. Ritchie Humphreys

There are quite a few others I could mention but I have restricted myself to 12.

Sheffield Poolie (*one of the Swansea 16)

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