'You did our town proud' - fans' praise for Hartlepool United as promotion dream comes true

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Monday, 21st June 2021, 12:49 pm

It’s safe to say that Hartlepool United fans won’t forget June 20, 2021 in a hurry as their team scored promotion back to the EFL after four seasons in the National League.

It was a tense penalty shoot-out against Torquay United at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium but it ended in absolute elation for Dave Challinor’s side and fans both home and away.

The match had everything – disallowed goals, twists, turns, extra time and (of course) a nerve-racking finish. What a watch!

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Hartlepool United celebrate victory in the National League play-off final.
Hartlepool United celebrate victory in the National League play-off final.

As Poolies painted Bristol blue and white and toasted the victory back home, many of you took to social media to celebrate the lads’ success.

It was a day for the club’s history book and a Father’s Day to remember for years to come – but there’s not too much time to rest with the League Two season kicking off on Saturday, August 7.

Here are some of your messages from our Facebook pages:

Mary Brown: “My late husband and I are Harlepool fans. I know he would have been so proud of them yesterday.”

Fans celebrate success at Hornsey's.

Angela Robson Berry: “Over the moon for Pools.”

Timothy I'anson: “A lot of dads won’t forget this Father’s Day. Well done Pools you kept us on the edge of our seats.”

June Martin: “Get in lads you did our town proud. Up up and away lads, next one now.”

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Kirsty Charters: “Well done Pools, you and the fans deserved it brilliant.”

Linda Spencer: “Absolutely brilliant. Well done the Pools.”

Lynne Hamilton: “Well done lads absolutely fantastic.”

Wayne Calvert: “C'mon Pools it's our time.”

Dave Cheswick: “Woo-hoo Pools up!”

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