Looking back to Pools in the 2005 play-offs
Looking back to Pools in the 2005 play-offs

Nine pictures from a magical night for Hartlepool United fans in 2005

It was the night when every Pools fan went through all the emotions under the sun.

Saturday, 5th June 2021, 2:50 pm

After going 2-0 up in the first leg of the play-off semi-finals in 2005, Pools needed to hold on to make their first ever final.

But opponents Tranmere fought back on home soil and it went to penalties.

Pools held out to take the tie on a Ritchie Humphreys spot kick. But what was it like for fans watching it in the pubs back home?

Here’s a reminder. See if you can spot someone you know.

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