Craig Hignett admitted that Saturday’s 1-0 win over Wrexham at The Super 6 Stadium was one of the most encouraging performances since he took charge of First Team affairs.
Josh Hawkes’ first half penalty was enough to secure the three points as Pools built on their solid display at Barnet with a thoroughly professional outing against the North Wales outfit.
Hignett was full of praise for his players but also had a special word for the fans, who helped generate the kind of atmosphere that he hopes can become the norm in the future.
“It was a terrific performance against a really good team,” he told Pools PlayerHD.
“I thought we were good in all departments. Defensively we were solid and we looked good going forward so it was a really pleasing performance.
“I still don’t think we worked their keeper as much I would like and we could have made more of the opportunities we had, particularly when they were pushing on, but to get three points was all that mattered.
“We were strong, organised and dangerous. We knew it would be tough because they have some good players and there would be times we’d be under pressure but we didn’t crumble, we defended properly.
“Thankfully the penalty got across the line but, on reflection, I think the lads deserved the win and they got through it.
“The fans were at it from the word go and were singing for the 93 minutes so I am really pleased the lads put on a performance and hopefully a few will come back because if they play like that it’s good to watch.”