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Pools Relegated To League Two

16 April 2013

Results go against John Hughes' men to confirm relegation from League One.

Relegation was confirmed on Tuesday evening after rivals Oldham Athletic defeated Yeovil Town to move eight points clear of Pools with only six left to play for.

John Hughes’ men have rallied in recent months but have been made to pay for a dreadful first half of the season which saw them take just nine points from their opening 23 games.

In February, Hughes was crowned Manager of the Month having guided the team to five draws and two wins, which created renewed hope of a great escape.

However, that was followed by a sequence of eight games without a goal; a run indicative of the problems of the campaign given the 36 times Pools have found the net is the lowest in the Football League.

A battling weekend win at Tranmere Rovers kept alive the chances of survival but Pools will now go in to their final two games of the season knowing their fate is already sealed.

It marks the end of a six-season stay in League One, the longest spell the Club has spent outside of the bottom division in their 105-year history.

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