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Hartlepool v Darlington 1955

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On January 8th 1955, Pools played local rivals Darlington in the FA Cup 3rd round. There was a crowd of 12,450 and increased prices meant it cost 2 shillings and sixpence admission.

The game ended at 1 all and there was a replay at Feethams where a two all draw meant a second replay at Ayresome Park Middlesbrough's ground. Pools won 2 nil on a snowbound pitch and on January 29th, 17,200 fans packed the Vic as Pools faced Nottingham Forest in the 4th round. This was a further draw and forced a replay at City Ground Nottingham where Pools just lost in the dying minutes. Had they won, they would have had a further derby with Newcastle in the 5th round.

Date (of image) : 8/1/1955

Donor : Hartlepool Museum Service

Creator : NDM


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