AFTER scoring four times in his first away game in charge, Dave Challinor saw his Hartlepool United side go one better last night.

Pools won 4-1 at Yeovil in the FA Cup two weeks earlier, but last night triumphed 5-1 at Chesterfield in the National League.

Gime Toure and Gus Mafuta both scored twice with Luke James getting the other.

Mafuta netted on 27 minutes and James then broke away to crack home two minutes later.

Peter Kioso, later stretchered off with a head injury and taken to hospital as a precaution, nodded an own goal at the end of the first-half, bur Pools came out firing again.

Toure, back in the starting line-up, smashed home number three, before he set up Mafuta for his second. Toure completed the rout thanks to fine work from James.

Challinor told BBC Tees: “It’s a great result, a brilliant performance and a really goof three points – it makes Saturday a better point now.

“When I spoke to the chairman, we spoke about goals and needing goalscorers. Was it because we were missing changes, not creating them? It’s pleasing to create a lot in the games so far.

“The important thing for me is not to concede another goal even at 5-1 – we need to keep them out because then the defenders and goalkeeper benefit from it. We have dominated but switched off for one minute which could get them back into her game.

“But I challenged them at half time and they’ve not proved me wrong, but showed what they can do. I really think there’s changes to the group.’’

He added: “Josh Hawkes and Gime Toure changed the game on Saturday and we have the flexibility to chance in the course of a game. Josh gets in some great positions, he is a bit safe at times and we want him in attacking areas to affect play.

“If we get him in front of a defence, he can pick off a pass and score goals himself.

“It’s been a positive start here and let’s hope it continues in an upward slope.’’