Craig Harrison paid tribute to the belief and perseverance of his players after the grabbed a dramatic injury time winner to take all three points from their clash with Barrow.
Michael Woods got on the end of Nicky Deverdics’ perfect delivery from the right to power home a header in the 96th-minute to give Pools their fifth win in the last eight games.
The Pools boss admitted he couldn’t remember much about his celebration but insisted that the last-gasp strike was just reward for their endeavours.
“What a way to win a game!” Harrison told Pools PlayerHD.
“I think there was only thirty seconds left so what a time to score – we had pressed and pressed but to be fair there have been opportunities at both ends but Scott Loach made some good saves and there has been some good defending.
“To get a clean sheet and then score in the very last minutes – it’s always nice to win a game like that.
“It was just nice for the players because they worked so hard again; no matter what happens in a game, the lads all put a shift in and I was so pleased they got their reward at the end.
“We have talked about getting more balls in the box so it’s very apt that a goal has come from a cross and Woodsy finished it off perfectly.
“I think that type of win gives you more spring in your step than a comfortable win does because of the drama at the end – it brings everyone together.
“The boys have to take all the credit because they kept on going and kept on believing they would get a goal.”