November 11 2003
This is the Pools Online Records Page for Hartlepool United. Here you can find information about some of the club's records - including some Football League records associated with Pools.
Names: Hartlepools United (formation until 1968); Hartlepool AFC (1968-1977); Hartlepool United (1977 - Present)
Ground: Victoria Park (formerly the Victoria Ground), Capacity 7,600 (900 Away - seats only)
Best League Finish: 2nd in 3rd Division (North), 1957/8; 2nd in Division 3, 2002/3.
Highest Final League Placing: 11th in Division 3 (old), 1991/2.
Best FA Cup Performance: 4th Round, 1954/5, 1977/8, 1988/9, 1992/3
Best League Cup Performance: 4th Round, 1974/5
Highest Home Attendance: 17,264 v Manchester United, FA Cup 3rd Round, 5th January 1957
Lowest Home Attendance: 790 v Stockport County, 5th May 1984
Biggest League Win: 10-1 v Barrow (h), 4th April 1959; 12-0 v Workington (h, North-Eastern League), 20th April 1910.
Biggest League Defeat: 10-1 v Wrexham (a), 3rd March 1962
Most League Appearances: 448 (Watty Moore)
Most League Goals: 101 (Ken Johnson)
Longest-serving Manager: Fred Westgarth, 14 years (1943-1957)
Shortest-serving Manager (other than Carteakers): John Duncan (9 weeks from April 1983)
Youngest Player: David Foley (16 years 105 days) v Port Vale, 25th August 2003
Oldest Player: Mick Tait (40 years 173 days) v Fulham, 22nd March 1997
Records held: Longest time between goals (1,227 minutes, 1992/3), Most applications for re-election (14), Most draws in a season (jointly with Cardiff - 23 in 1997/8).