Craig Hignett said he was proud of his side’s defensive determination as they brought home a point from Saturday’s goalless draw at Barnet.
The Pools boss still felt they could have been sharper at the other end of the pitch but was content with the draw in a game which could have gone either way.
The hosts had a wonderful chance at the start of the second half, while Pools had the ball in the net only for a linesman’s flag to cut short Nicke Kabamba’s celebrations.
“I think we have to be satisfied in lots of ways,” Hignett told Pools PlayerHD.
“We talked on Friday night about the goals we’ve conceded recently – we showed them some videos and told them we can’t keep doing that and expect to win games.
“So I was pleased with the clean sheet because we had to defend our box and they asked a lot of questions but we had all the answers. They dug in, scrapped and had a bit of pride in a clean sheet.
“I thought we played better with the ball in the second half and looked dangerous on the counter-attack – really we should have put one or two of our chances away.
“It was really difficult for both sides though it wasn’t as bad as Tuesday night – both teams coped with it really well and played some good football.
“I would love to see Nicke’s goal back because it looked touch and go but we just have to get on with it because I thought the referee had a really good game.”