The heartache of the play-off semis finally came to an end

Football is entering that time of year when nerve-wracking play-offs return.

Thursday, 9th May 2019, 11:00 am
Sheer delight for Pools fans.

Here’s a reminder of one of the best days in Hartlepool’s history.

When years of play-off semi-final heartache finally came to an end and Pools triumphed on penalties away to Tranmere Rovers in 2005.

Play-off penalty shootouts are a nervy time.

Heroes that day were every one of the defenders who battled bravely against a Tranmere onslaught during the match, the players who stepped up to take a penalty during the shoot-out, keeper Dimi Konstantopoulos who kept out two Tranmere penalties and Ritchie Humphreys who scored the decider.

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And just as importantly, the heroes were also the Pools fans who backed the team all the way.

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Applause for a job well done.
The pride was there for all to see.