Limited tickets available for reunion to celebrate 10th anniversary of Hartlepool United’s League One play-off final

Gavin Strachan in action at Cardiff. Picture by Frank Reid
Gavin Strachan in action at Cardiff. Picture by Frank Reid

HARTLEPOOL United fans are being urged to snap up the remaining tickets for an evening to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the club’s League One play-off final.

The event had quickly sold out but organisers have managed to secure additional tables inside the Borough Hall, on the Headland, and supporters are being urged not to miss out.

There are now limited seats available.

Back in May 2005, Pools were within eight minutes of securing promotion to the Championship as they led Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.

Sadly, the dream slipped away and Pools ended up losing 4-2 after extra time to break the hearts of thousands of supporters who had travelled down from the North-East.

Now, 10 years on and the squad is getting back together for a reunion bash which will help raise funds for patient care at the Hartlepool & District Hospice, in Wells Avenue.

Organisers say the event has been put together to raise funds for the hospice, and to allow the players and fans to reunite 10 years after that fantastic day out in Cardiff.

Most of the players in the squad that day have confirmed their attendance.

They include former captain Micky Barron, striker Adam Boyd, John Brackstone, Ben Clark, Darrell Clarke, Darren Craddock, Jon Daly - who scored one of the goals at Cardiff - Dimi Konstantopoulos, Micky Nelson, Matty Robson, Antony Sweeney, Mark Tinkler and Chris Westwood plus management staff Neale Cooper and Paul Stephenson.

Hospice events fundraiser, Greg Hildreth, said: “We are delighted that this event has been arranged and is helping to raise vital funds for the Hartlepool & District Hospice.”

The event will be held at the town’s Borough Hall, on the Headland, on Saturday, May 16, and will include a pie and peas supper, top comedian, auction and raffle.

For ticket information contact organisers Andy on 07760 886715 or Phil 07896 779471.