Josh Hawkes has insisted Pools deserved their FA Cup replay
win over Exeter City and laughed off suggestions that his winning goal was
The Pools midfield star struck the decisive blow three
minutes in to extra-time to hand Dave Challinor's men a 1-0 victory and set-upa Third Round visit to Oxford United in the New Year.
“I think we fully deserved the win,” Hawkes told Pools TV.
“We tried to use the fact they had a long journey back to tryand press them high up the pitch and we got a good result in the end.
“The conditions were tough with the wind blowing all over andit was quite a tight affair but we battled through it and got the win.
“I've just tried to
shoot across the keeper – a lot of the lads are trying to say it was a crossbut what are they like?
“It sat up nice and it came off my foot cleanly and as soon as I have looked up it was going in to the top corner – it's been a while since I scored at home so I'm really happy.”