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We Showed Resilience - Challinor

23 November 2019

Club News

We Showed Resilience - Challinor

23 November 2019

Dave Challinor praised his side's character after seeing

them come from two goals down to claim a point against Boreham Wood at Victoria


The new boss was staring down the barrel of a defeat in his

first game in charge when the visitors went 2-0 up thanks to a first half

penalty from Sorba Thomas and a second half strike from Kabongo Tshimanga.

However, a bullet strike from Nicky Featherstone twenty

minutes from time restored hope before Gime Toure scored from the spot twelve

minutes later to make it 2-2.

“We showed signs of real resilience and determination,”Challinor told Pools TV.

“Ultimately, goals will change games, particularly here at The Vic and we spoke before the game about moments which keep the crowd in it and get the atmosphere going.

“The fans were brilliant to stay with us when we went 2-0down because there is obviously expectation and we have to deal with that.

“Thankfully we got back to 2-2 by the end and on another day

we could even have nicked it but at least we sent the fans home a little

happier than they were with twenty minutes to go.

“Boreham Wood are a handful and the five attacking players have

pace, good movement and they play with a high intensity – for the first ten

minutes we didn't start and we didn't deal with it.

“At half-time we were critical because we had good chances

that we should have scored but we were behind so the first ten minutes of the

second half were going to be important – and then we concede again.

“The substitutions made a difference, the lads came on and had an impact. We had to gamble and chance our shape, and it's all credit to the players to keep on going and get a point we didn't look like getting.”

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