Dave Challinor says his side need to continue making fan advantage count when they come up against Bromley next week in the National League play-offs.

Pools swept aside Weymouth on the final league game of the season by four goals to nil in front of 1,700 fans inside Victoria Park. 

Ryan Johnson, Rhys Oates, Mark Shelton and Gavan Holohan were on the scoresheet as Pools ended the day in fourth place after Stockport County's 1-0 win over Yeovil Town. 

After the full time whistle, the Pools manager gave his verdict on setting up a play-off tie with Bromley. 

"They'll be celebrating from their perspective that they got themselves in the play-offs

"But the reality will kick in and they will realise they've got to put in a performance to beat us.

"There has been two close games. Although we got a 0-0, we battered them. 

"They were miles better than us when we played them in the first half at their place but the second half was pretty close.

"There's not been many goals in the two games but I'm sure it will be a really competitive game. 

"It's one that we hope to win, and one where we can progress and we'll be making sure we do everything we can to make sure that happens."

As fans made there way through the turnstiles for the first time in over a year, Pools delivered the goods on a sunny afternoon at Victoria Park. 

The four goal spectacle put the fans in good voice with plenty of admiration from the home support and that delighted the players and the manager. 

"The day as a whole couldn't have gone much better for us" said Challinor. 

"It was very emotional in terms of what it means to have supporters back in here.

"To walk around at the end and say thank you to them is great.

"Hopefully we get a chance further down the line for that emotion to be even better. 

"I spoke to the players beforehand. Even going into the warm-up, there's lots of emotion and adrenaline flying around. 

"We had to harness that and use it to our advantage and we did that well at the start of the game. 

"We need to make sure that the people we've got here do become an advantage to us and not something that can turn into a somthing that becomes a distraction to the players. 

"We look forward now to next week."

In the build up to the game, the players stopped the warm-up to show their appreciation for the home support by applauding them in the Town End and in the Neale Cooper Stand. 

Challinor explained how that moent came about. 

"If the players hadn't done that then I would've potentially led something but that was something they did themselves. 

"Going from the passing drill into the possesion I suppose mindset changes a little bit.

"To show that was obviously great. I think that gets that out the way for the first part of the game.

"With so many people in the ground, that's not somthing that normally takes place. 

"You'll have the lads in the pub sipping their last pint at 2:58pm then charging in. That's the norm I suppose, we've all potentially been there.

"It's a little bit different in these times, probably more difficult to get a pint so it seems sensible to get yourselves in early and take in the atmosphere. 

"For the lads to be able to do that and thank the fans at the end of the game was something we'd been waiting for a long time."