Paul Murray paid tribute to the character and spirit of his side as they came from two goals down to claim a dramatic point against Newport County at Victoria Park.
Trailing 2-0 with just twenty-five minutes remaining, Andy Sandell saw red for the visitors and it proved a turning point as goals from Brad Walker and Michael Duckworth secured a crucial point for Pools.
Afterwards Murray was thrilled to get his first point on the board as Pools boss but admitted that his players could even have snatched a victory in a frantic finish in front of a vocal home crowd.
“I am happy with a point but there is a tinge of disappointment because we had a chance to go on and win it,” Murray told Pools Player.
“To get that character and spirit from the lads was amazing; the fans got right behind us and when we got the equalising goal I honestly felt we would win.
“I’ve played against ten men before and it can be so difficult to break down but we did it, and we played some great positive football, even in the first half.
“We need to cut out the errors because the two goals came from one long ball and obviously Franksy’s error so that’s something to work on.
“But it was a great response from the lads and it has to be a catalyst to start moving up the league.”
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