West Ham-linked teenager wins Hartlepool United goal of the month award

Connor Simpson heads in his first Pools goal in the win over Maidstone. Picture by FRANK REID
Connor Simpson heads in his first Pools goal in the win over Maidstone. Picture by FRANK REID

This is the moment Connor Simpson struck gold for Hartlepool United.

The 17-year-old headed in the match-sealing third goal against Maidstone United last month, which has now won him the club's Goal of the Month award. .

Pools fans voted the striker's finish as the top goal on a vote on www.hartlepoolunited.co.uk.

Simpson created a little piece of history, becoming the first player born this century to score a competitive goal for Pools when he nodded in a delicious cross from Jonathan Franks.

The Sun have linked the North Yorkshire-born teenager with West Ham, but he certainly enjoyed fun on the sun here against the Stones.