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Pools' Scorers Catch The Imagination

4 February 2013

News of Peter Hartley and James Poole combining as the most appropriate goalscoring partnership reached far and wide over the weekend.

The pair were both on target during the crucial win over Notts County at Victoria Park on Saturday, meaning 'Hartley-Poole' did the damage for Hartlepool! 

Pools fan Jeff Stelling brought it to the attention of the nation during Soccer Saturday telling panellists "You're going to want to know this; Hartlepool are 2-1 up against Notts County and the scorers have been Hartley and Poole - how about that?" 

Coverage continued in to Sunday morning when a satellite truck beamed a live interview with Peter and James from the town's Marina direct in to Sky Sports News. 

There was also coverage of the quirky goalscoring double act in several national newspapers including The Sun, The Daily Mail and The Telegraph and the story has also been featured online as far away as Australia!

'Hartley-Poole' made the front cover of both The Hartlepool Mail and The Northern Echo on Monday, and they're set to be on the television again tonight with BBC Look North registering an interest.

If you're interested, the bookies say they will give you up to 100/1 for the pair to score in the same game again - could they team up once more at Swindon on Saturday?

Click here to watch a special feature with the two Pools stars on Pools Player.

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