Craig Harrison admitted he was pleased for the players and supporters after Pools enjoyed a richly-deserved victory over Maidstone United on Saturday.
Keith Watson got the ball rolling when he fired home the opener before Jonathan Franks added a second just before the hour mark to give Harrison’s men breathing space.
There was a moment to remember when 17-year-old forward Connor Simpson nodded the third goal which rendered Maidstone’s late reply a mere consolation as Pools won for a second game in succession.
“Every one of them did brilliant though – they did exactly what we asked of them and more,” Harrison told Pools PlayerHD.
“It could have been game over by half time but then they started the second half well so our second goal was against the run of play – but after that I don’t think it was ever in any doubt.
“We kept the ball well, we created more chances and it was great for Connor to score – we weren’t scared to throw him in and his all-round play was good.
“All of the players did well; Keith Watson was good at the back, leading with Michael Ledger and the three in midfield were fantastic – there was 85 minutes or so on the clock and Woodsy was still ratting and closing people down.
“You also can’t forget that Loachy has made two good saves, one just before half-time and one just after, and then we’ve gone from there.
“As a group we have stuck together so I am pleased for them but also for the fans because they’ve come out in their droves again to support the team.”