Hartlepool United striker Scott Fenwick? Where would I play him asks Ronnie Moore

Scott Fenwick
Scott Fenwick

Ronnie Moore says he is aware of the goalscoring ability of Scott Fenwick – but he can’t find a place for him in the Hartlepool United starting XI.

Fenwick had a run-out for Pools reserves in midweek, scoring the opening goal in a 5-0 Durham Challenge Cup success against Willington.

Billy’s scoring and Bings is creating an awful lot


The striker has a lot of fans and is the side’s second top scorer but has not started since the home defeat by Bristol Rovers.

Moore has favoured Billy Paynter, who has scored in three of the last four games, and Rakish Bingham.

“We know what Scott Fenwick can do,” said Moore.

“I know there’s people out there saying ‘Scott should be in the side’.

“But in for who?

“Billy’s scoring and Bings is creating an awful lot.”

Bingham is not translating some threatening football into goals – aside from a fine goal at Northampton Town – but Moore likes the Paynter-Bingham blend and is not sure Paynter-Fenwick fits into the team style.

“You may think ‘how long do you wait with Bings?’, do you ‘say how many chances has he had in the last few games?” said Moore.

“It’s probably seven or eight and he hasn’t scored, but if you play Billy and Scott, you aren’t going to turn many teams.

“It’s all right people say ‘play him, ‘do this’ or ‘do that’ but you have to play them in a unit where you are looking to get the best out of them.”

Paynter is currently top of the pops at Pools with seven goals, with Fenwick on three and Bingham on two, with five players on one – Michael Woods, Scott Harrison, Carl Magnay, Rhys Oates and Brad Walker.