Pools boss Craig Harrison has been crowned the Vanarama National League Manager of the Month for October.
After a difficult start to the campaign, Harrison has overseen a superb turnaround in fortunes and a run of just one defeat in the last 13 games has seen Pools climb within six points of top spot.
Following an eye-catching September, Pools enjoyed a similarly profitable October during which they picked up 11 of the available 15 National League points and also made progress in the FA Cup.
Harrison has also taken more points from the first 18 league games than in any season since 2003/04 and presided over three consecutive away victories in the last month – the first such sequence in over four years.
Despite some bad luck on the injury front, an impressive eight wins from the last 13 outings has laid a platform for Pools to now attack the top seven after finding their feet in the National League.
“It’s brilliant news for the Club and I am very humbled,” Harrison commented.
“This is a fantastic award to win because there are lots of very good managers in the league but it’s definitely one for the whole team.
“The staff and the players have all put the hours of hard work in on the training pitch so it’s certainly not an individual award – this is a collective reward for staff and players because we really have come closer together over the last month or six weeks.”
Harrison saw off competition from Dover Athletic boss Chris Kinnear and Guiseley’s Paul Cox to land the Vanarama National League accolade for October.