Pools boss Dave Challinor has brought in the former Gateshead and Aldershot Town loanee after England C goalkeeper Ben Killip was ruled out for the rest of the season with the in elbow injury he suffered in the recent 2-2 draw at Boreham Wood.
The 30-year-old signed for Pools on April Fool’s Day but the joke has been on County who have seen the ex-Barrow, Carlisle and Port Vale frontman score five goals in four appearances to stretch their unbeaten run to 15 games.
It has been a bruising 12 months for the whole of Non-League football since the Covid-19 pandemic with Step 1 of the Pyramid the only division set to complete a full season, albeit behind closed doors.
Manager Darren Sarll praised his players’ courage to not only to take to the field but to produce a performance the centre-back would have been proud of, describing his brave Glovers as “incredible” with Tom Knowles’ solitary first-half strike securing a fitting three points.
Jordan Cranston’s early strike had put the away side ahead before goals from George Saunders, Angelo Balanta and Matt Robinson put the Daggers on the path to victory despite a late strike from Adam Rooney after Tyrone Williams had been sent off.
With Killip out, goalkeeping duties now rest on the shoulders of Derby County’s Slovakian loanee Henrich Ravas and 18-year-old academy player Brad Young, who is currently being monitored by Premier League Leicester City.