We take a look at some of the key facts and figures to come out of Saturday's game at York City.
Saturday’s victory came courtesy of our first competitive goals at Bootham Crescent in almost fourteen years. Pools have failed to score in any of their four visits to York since Kevin Henderson’s goal in a 1-1 draw there in March 2001.
It’s the first time in an astonishing 27 years that Pools have recorded a victory at York City. It was back on 20th September 1988 the last time we came away from Bootham Crescent with a competitive victory when goals from Brian Honour, Russell Doig and Kevin Dixon secured a 3-2 success. Before Saturday we had made thirteen subsequent visits without success.
Pools had another fantastic away following in Saturday’s game at York City – the 1834 fans who were treated to a brilliant win made up almost 38% of the total attendance of 4890. Only Mansfield Town and Bristol Rovers took more fans to an away game in League Two over the weekend.
Last season it took the team fourteen games and almost two and a half months to record three victories – this season we’ve done it in the opening eight days of the campaign.
It’s only the fourth time in the Club’s history that we’ve started a new season with three consecutive victories. The only other occasions it happened were way back in 1972/73, 1967/68 and 1957/58.
Billy Paynter is only the second player in the Club’s history to score in each of his first three competitive games for the Club. The only previous player to achieve this was Joe Livingstone who went on to score in his first four games at the start of the 1965/66 campaign.