Our look back over the past campaign continues as we move in to October and some choppy waters start to appear for Pools.
Making The Headlines
Inspirational marathon man Kevin Webber made a visit to The Super 6 Stadium as part of a charity challenge to celebrate the National League and Vanarama’s link-up with Prostate Cancer UK.
There was also a familiar face back in the town as former boss Chris Turner took part in a charity talk-in, while there was time for reflection on the 11th anniversary of Michael Maidens’ death.
Following a bright opening to the campaign, October was the month when things began to look a little trickier on the pitch and results were harder to come by for Matthew Bates’ men.
A brace of powerful headers from skipper Andrew Davies was enough to see off Boreham Wood in the opening game of the month at The Super 6 Stadium.
The centre-back nodded home a goal in each half during a routine 2-0 win, which seemed to set Pools up for a return to the right path after two games without a win previously.
Pools looked on course for a second successive home win when they came from behind with two quick-fire goals from Niko Muir and Liam Noble at the start of the second half to lead Sutton United 2-1.
However, the visitors had other ideas and mounted a brilliant response of their own to nab an equaliser just after the hour mark and then win it 3-2 with a goal 11 minutes from time.
Goal Of The Month Winner
Andrew Davies’ was celebrating when he was presented with the Super 6 Goal of the Month prize for October by supporter Richard Ward.
The skipper won the majority of the votes for the first of his two bullet headers in the home win over Boreham Wood at the beginning of the month.
Points Gained: 4
Goals Scored: 4
Starting Position: 8th
Finishing Position: 9th