Number Cruncher: The 2018/19 Season

Take a look at our statistical breakdown of 2018/19 with a full analysis of the past campaign.

GAMES

National League: 46
FA Cup: 3
FA Trophy: 2
Total: 51

APPEARANCES

  • Scott Loach made the most appearances during 2018/19, playing every minute of all 51 games in all competitions.
  • Luke James was the highest appearance-maker of the outfield players, starting in 44 games and coming off the bench in another six.
  • Ryan Donaldson started in all but three of the 51 games.
  • Josh Hawkes made more substitute appearances (15) than any other player; Marcus Dinanga came close, coming off the bench 14 times during his loan spell at the Club.

Top Ten
Scott Loach: 51
Luke James: 50
Ryan Donaldson: 48
Nicky Featherstone: 48
Mark Kitching: 45
Liam Noble: 45
Peter Kioso: 41
Niko Muir: 39
Myles Anderson: 39
Carl Magnay: 34

GOALS FOR

  • Pools scored 62 goals in all competitions during 2018/19.
  • Liam Noble finished as top scorer with 13 goals.
  • Josh Hawkes enjoyed the best scoring season of his career, hitting the net 9 times.
  • Nicke Kabamba scored five goals in his first four games for the Club – only two other players have scored as many (Jimmy Sloan in 1946 and Albert Pape in 1929).

Top Scorers
Liam Noble: 13
Josh Hawkes: 9
Nicke Kabamba: 7

Method

  • 39 of our 62 goals were scored with a player’s right foot
  • We scored almost as many headers (10) as we did left-footed goals (13).
  • 53 of our 62 goals were scored from inside the penalty area.
  • The 13 penalties scored levelled a Club record set in the 1985/86 season.
  • In total we had 16 penalties but missed three of them.
  • We scored seven goals from set-pieces during the course of the season.
  • None of our goals during the season were own goals.

Right-Foot: 39
Left-Foot: 13
Head: 10
Penalties: 13
Corners: 5
Free-Kicks: 1
Direct Free-Kicks: 1

Timing

  • We scored almost double the amount of goals in the second half of games (40) as we did in the first half (22) during 2018/19.
  • Our most prolific period was the first 15 minutes after half-time – we scored 16 goals in that timeframe during the campaign.
  • We scored only 7 first half goals from 1st January until the end of the season.

0-15: 7
16-30: 8
31-45: 7
46-60: 16
61-75: 13
76-90: 11

GOALS AGAINST

Method

  • Pools conceded 68 games during the 2018/19 season.
  • 44 of those goals were scored with a right-footed shot.
  • We let in 60 of the 68 goals from inside the penalty area.
  • We conceded from four penalties.
  • We conceded seven goals from corners – three of these came in the same game at Eastleigh in March.
  • In total, we conceded from 11 set-pieces.
  • We scored three own goals.

Right-Foot: 44
Left-Foot: 10
Head: 11
Penalties: 4
Corners: 7
Free-Kicks: 3
Direct Free-Kicks: 1
Own goals: 3

Timing

  • We were most vulnerable to conceding in the last 15 minutes of games, letting in 18 during this period throughout 2018/19.
  • Our strongest period was just after half-time – we conceded just seven goals between 46 and 60 during the season.
  • 14 of the first 17 goals we conceded this season came in the second half of games.
  • However, we conceded only seven second half goals in our last 15 fixtures.

0-15: 12
16-30: 10
31-45: 9
46-60: 7
61-75: 12
76-90: 18

ASSISTS

  • Luke James created more goals than any other Pools players this season, with 11 assists to his name.
  • Of his 11 assists, five were in the form of winning penalties.

Top Three

Luke James: 11
Liam Noble: 9
Ryan Donaldson: 4

MILESTONES

The following landmarks were all reached during the 2018/19 campaign…

  • Scott Loach made his 100th consecutive appearance for the Club – completing a record of having played in every minutes of every game during the past two seasons.
  • Nicky Featherstone moved past 200 appearances for the Club.
  • Luke James moved past 150 appearances for the Club.
  • Michael Woods most past 150 appearances for the Club.
  • Carl Magnay moved past 100 appearances for the Club.
  • Luke James scored his 25th goal for the Club