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We Gave Fans Something To Cheer - Challinor

11 December 2019

Dave Challinor praised his side for their will to win as

they overcame League Two Exeter City in extra-time to book a place in Round

Three of the FA Cup.

Josh Hawkes' strike was enough to seal the replay win for

Pools at Victoria Park and now they can look forward to a trip to Oxford United

in the New Year.

“I enjoyed that performance massively,” he told Pools TV.

“Even if we hadn't won the game, what they gave really gave

the fans something to cheer about so it's a great night and that's something we

hope to replicate and have more of them back here.

“It was a proper cup tie but a tight game. It was a bit similarto Saturday and you think you're going to get one chance to win it.

“When you go in to extra-time tactics go out of the window a

little bit and it's more about wanting to keep on going because they were

feeling as bad as we were.

“One moment of quality won us the game and I thought our

game management beyond that was outstanding – we played out the game well but still

looked a threat at the same time.

“The finances are huge for the Club and we now have a big game going to Oxford who are flying in League One so we will go there with a real opportunity and we'll enjoy it when it comes around.”

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