Jonathan Franks fired home a sensational winner with only fifteen seconds of injury time remaining at Morecambe and then admitted he thought Pools’ chance for victory had escaped.
The attacker was a constant threat to the hosts and came close to scoring several times before the late drama, not least when he struck the crossbar with the scores tied at 1-1.
And he revealed that given the numbers of chances that had come and gone for Colin Cooper’s dominant side, he feared that they had missed their opportunity to collect three precious points.
However, with three minutes of additional time almost expired, Franks managed to find the space to volley home Darren Holden’s long throw-in and set off pandemonium among the players and fans.
“I think we should have scored a lot more goals – we played really well,” Franks told Pools Player.
“I thought it wasn’t going to be our day because nothing seemed to be going in for us but thankfully the very last one did!
“I could have scored earlier; I went with my left foot and hit it too nice really and it’s come off the bar but I’ve also had a few other chances and could have scored a couple really.
“The last one was probably the hardest chance but I saw it coming in the air and knew I couldn’t take a touch and just had to take it on the volley – I didn’t hit it the sweetest but it’s gone in the bottom corner so I’m happy with that.
“It almost took a second to sink in really; I was thinking ‘has it counted? Is it offside?’ – I thought there must be something wrong with it because we couldn’t score!
“But thankfully everything was alright so we all just ran off celebrating as if we’d won the World Cup!”
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