Craig Hignett paid tribute to the players and the fans as Pools came from a goal behind to take three important points against Braintree Town on Saturday.
The Pools boss saw his side concede towards the end of a frustrating first half but some decisive changes during the break paved the way for a comeback as goals from Nicke Kabamba and Josh Hawkes turned the game on its head.
Afterwards, Hignett was full of praise for the character his team showed and for the backing they received from the terraces during the 2-1 win which was much needed as the end of a stressful week at The Super 6 Stadium.
“I think the important thing was to get the three points,” Hignett told Pools PlayerHD.
“We were flat in the first half. I tweaked it to what I had played previously and it didn’t quite work so we changed it at half-time and when Luke James came on he made a massive difference straight away.
“I thought in the second half some of the football was really good – some of it wasn’t so good but what they did do was give it 100% in terms of endeavour and putting their bodies on the line when they needed to.
“I thought it was exciting to watch and I thought the fans were great. They got right up for it in the second half and it couldn’t have been easy after how flat the first half was but the lads responded.
“The only way it will change at this football club is by winning games and we have to win more than we lose, particularly at home, and today the fans had something to shout about.
“It’s only a start, there is still a long way to go in this season and we want to get as high up the table as we can.”