We take a look at the key statistics behind our weekend win over Exeter City and how the last two games have had the records tumbling.
The amount of times we’ve played on home soil in all competitions since the last time we scored three or more goals in consecutive games on our own patch. The last time came during February and March of 2014 when we beat Newport County (3-0), Torquay United (3-0) and Bristol Rovers (4-0).
Padraig Amond’s goal on Saturday was his 13th in League Two this season – the Irishman needs one more to draw level with the haul Billy Paynter managed in the league last term.
The number of years that have passed since a Pools player scored two or more goals in two consecutive games. Before Lewis Alessandra, the most recent player to do it was Jon Daly during the 2006/07 promotion season. Daly actually scored two at Peterborough on Saturday 23rd September 2006, two more at Peterborough three days later and then hat-trick in the win over Wrexham the next weekend!
The number of years that have passed since the last time Pools scored three second half goals in two consecutive games. The most recent occasion was back in September 2008 when Cheltenham Town were beaten 4-1 at The Vic before Pools were held 3-3 by Oldham Athletic a week later. In the years since then Pools have scored three goals or more in the second half of games just five times.
Saturday was the only the third time this season that Pools have come from behind to win a game. Ironically, we also did it to Exeter at St James’ Park back in August, whilst a brace from Nathan Thomas helped us come from a goal down to win at Yeovil Town in September.
Padraig Amond’s goal on Saturday was – technically – the third he’s scored for us with his left foot. We say ‘technically’ because the other two (at Grimsby Town and Carlisle United) came off his left thigh or knee rather than his foot! For the record, his other goals have come from five headers and five right-foot efforts.
The weekend win was our second triumph of the season over Exeter City and meant that Pools completed their first league double of the campaign.
The last two games was the first time this season that Pools have won back-to-back fixtures.