Craig Hignett hailed his players after a powerful performance against Boreham Wood secured an emphatic 4-0 win at Meadow Park.
The Pools boss saw Nicke Kabamba’s hot streak continue as he helped himself to two more goals, while Josh Hawkes was also at the double in Pools’ biggest league away win since 2004.
“I thought they were terrific,” Hignett told Pools PlayerHD.
“In the first half we didn’t really pass the ball as well as we can do but the shape and everything we asked of them was there, we just needed to be a bit more controlled.
“We did that in the second half and really took control of the game and I thought we were excellent – everybody played their part, including the subs, and I have nothing but praise for them.
“I want to give a special mention to Aaron Cunningham. We’ve had a difficult week, we’ve lost two centre-halves but for him to step up and do what he did today was astonishing. He was fantastic.
“I think it’s five in four for Nicke now and you can’t argue with what he’s doing. Every time he goes on the pitch you can see the confidence and he feels like he’s going to score.
“It was a great strike from Josh for his first goal too. If you can get him free on the edge of the box that’s what he’s got – that’s what we did for that goal and it was a brilliant finish.
“Overall, I just thought we were so good, particularly in the second half. It was a complete performance, for me.”