We Dug In For A Result – Challinor

Dave Challinor, Boreham Wood v Hartlepool United

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 a difficult 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.”