HARTLEPOOL United aren't known as a team that usually come from behind to seal a victory but the manager Dave Challinor says his side did well to drag themselves across the line to get the three points. 

After falling behind through Sam Hoskins volley, Pools responded with an immediate equaliser through David Ferguson's header before Luke Molyneux notched his third goal of the season with a volley in the box inside the last ten minutes. 

The win lifts them up to eighth in the League Two table and extends their unbeaten run at Victoria Park to six matches. 

While it was a very even contest between the two sides, he says they had to show a side to their game that battled for the victory. 

Challinor said: “A different feeling just with how the game went. Pretty frustrating from the side if I’m honest in the first 50 minutes or so.

"Made some changes and changed our shape and thankfully the players were able to go and find a way and that’s the real pleasing thing about today. We weren’t at our best for 55 minutes but we’ve managed to drag out a result.

“Three points are massively important for us."

While his side demonstrated admiral qualities to be able to come from behind and win the game, the Pools boss says more of that is required from his players. 

Challinor added: “I think we need to show more of it. I’m more than happy to score the first goal and win but I think we need to do is show a little bit more in adversity.

“It’s within every person is a challenge and whether you can drag that out of yourself or whether I need to drag that out is another thing. We need to show more of that.

“But that will do them the world of good when we’ve won a game in a different. We’ve not been at our best but showed enough quality and created good opportunities for us to win a game.

“They have to take a lot of that. Hopefully they don’t have to show it all the time. Next time if happens, the players will have some reinforcement that the games not done and we’re still right in it. They showed that today."