SLIDESHOW: Hartlepool United’s Class of 2005 return to town for reunion bash

HUNDREDS of Hartlepool United fans flocked to the Borough Hall to meet the heroes of the 2005 team that reached the League One play-off final.

The 10-year reunion event was organised by Pools fans Phil Dunn and Andy Wilson, who’d managed to reunite the squad members from the trip to Cardiff.

Former Pools manager Neale Cooper

Former Pools manager Neale Cooper

Pools were just eight minutes away from playing Championship football before going down to a dramatic defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in extra-time.

Joel Porter, who flew in especially, Adam Boyd, Micky Barron and Neale Cooper were among the returning players and coaches at the event, which raised money for the Hartlepool & District Hospice.

Enjoy our slideshow of images from the anniversary event, pictures courtesy of Kevin Brady.