Season Review - November
Bye bye ColinThe penultimate month of the year started off with the F.A. Cup First round trip to Doncaster. Pool' had snatched all three point at Doncaster earlier in the season with a 1-0 win, so Donny were out for revenge and boy did they get it. Danny Warrender was cleared to play by Manchester City and Colin Hendry decided to change to a 4-5-1 formation due to not having the services of Wright, Morris, Chris Armstrong, Coid, Donnelly, Burns, Anderson, Doughty and Parker. Pool went down 4-1, with the conciliation coming from a late Peter Clarke pen.
Four days later a statement on the clubs website confirmed that Hendry had left the club, we were out of two of the three competitions, lay in 21st position and the mood around the club was at an all time low. How that would change in coming week.
Great startSimon Grayson was placed in temporary charge and his first task was to overcome Scunthorpe United who at the time were in the play-off positions. Also the Sky Sports cameras were at Bloomfield Road to capture what turned out to be one of the best games at of the season.
Grayson was able to call upon the services of Morris, Armstrong and Wright after they were cup-tied for the Doncaster match. The game didn't get off to the best of starts with Billy Sharp grabbing an early goal for the visitors, but John Murphy equalised and then Andrew Crosby was sent off for tripping Tommy Wright, Sharpe regained the lead for the Iron but Morris and Wright stuck at before half time to give the Seasiders the lead. In the second half Pool took control and made the game safe with a tap in from Murphy and Morris also got his second of the match with a fantastic curling left foot finish. Every thing was good again at Bloomfield Road.