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We Dug In For A Result - Challinor

29 February 2020

Club News

We Dug In For A Result - Challinor

29 February 2020

Dave Challinor said his side earned their point against

Boreham Wood on Saturday despite being unhappy with the first half performance

at Meadow Park.

Pools fell behind in the opening minute to Kabongo Tshimanga's

finish on the rebound after Ben Killip had tipped Matt Rhead's initial header

against the post.

However, Gime Toure rifled in his first goal since December in

the opening stages of the second half before Killip then saved a penalty from Sorba

Thomas to protect the point in a 1-1 draw.

“I am never happy when we haven't won but this is adifficult place to come,” he told Pools TV.

“They're a good side who are sitting third in the division so

it was always going to be hard – before the game we were looking to win but at

half-time I would have taken a point.

“We saved a penalty from them and have what, in my opinion,is a stonewall penalty that doesn't get given and those can be the margins.

“I was disappointed with our first half performance and I

told the players that but, to be fair to them, they dug in during the second

half and got what they deserved and with a bit of luck we could have had a

chance to get all three points.

“Ross (Turnbull) visited Chelsea last week and got some

boots given to him – before the game today he made a deal with Gime that he

could have them if he scored so Gime's got a pair of boots out of it so he will

be delighted!

“With forward players you want to get in a run after you have

had a bit of a period without one so hopefully that goal will do him the world

of good.

“Overall, if I had been offered seven points from the three games this week then I would have taken it and we have a chance to go and do that.”

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