VIDEO: Poole strike named Hartlepool United fans’ goal of the season

James Poole scores the opening goal against Notts County. Picture by FRANK REID
James Poole scores the opening goal against Notts County. Picture by FRANK REID
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HARTLEPOOL United fans have voted James Poole as the winner of the Michael Maidens’ Goal of the Season award.

Poole’s effort in the 2-1 win over Notts County - a stunning volley having first cushioned a Jon Franks’ cross and lobbed the ball over his marker - attracted the most votes from a shortlist of nine compiled by Hartlepool United.

And Poole told the club’s official website: “I think I would have to say it’s probably the best goal I’ve ever scored.

“It might not look the best because it doesn’t fly in to the top corner from thirty-five yards or anything, but technically I was really pleased with the goal.

“I like to try things like that - it’s something that’s always been in my game so to be able to lift it over the defender’s head and then hit it without it bouncing was very satisfying.

“I read a report afterwards saying that I could have just hit it first time but that option didn’t even enter my head - watching it back I suppose I could have really but it wouldn’t have been as good!”

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