Flashback: Sweeney Double Downs Magpies

Antony Sweeney, Hartlepool United v Notts County

This week’s Friday Flashback takes us back eight years to Notts County’s visit to Victoria Park in February 2012 in which Pools recorded an impressive 3-0 win.

It took until eight minutes before the break for Neale Cooper’s side to hit the front when Antony Sweeney nodded home Evan Horwood’s precise cross from the left.

Sweeney doubled the lead after the break when he ghosted in to sidefoot home from twelve yards before Andy Monhouse drilled in a third twelve minutes from time.

The victory pushed Pools up to ninth place in the League One table but proved the final straw for The Magpies’ Board, who parted company with boss Martin Allen soon afterwards.