HARTLEPOOL United's revival continued apace last night as they chalked up a third win in seven days.

Pools played some neat football as they made it nine points from nine for the first time in a little over a year.

Goals from Sam Collins and Michael Mackay gave Danny Wilson's side the advantage and they could easily have had more as they created plenty of chances.

Mackay is fast becoming a new terrace favourite and his goal last night was his second in three games and his fourth in just six starts.

In the absence of Richard Barker, Pools have netted six times and can relax in the final nine games of the campaign.

No sooner had the game kicked off than the elements whipped up and the action was as blustery as the gale force wind.

After a few half chances, Mackay had the first opening after 20 minutes.

Andy Monkhouse moved inside from the left, passed into the striker's feet and, after taking a touch, he shot at goal and keeper Matty Glennon saved.

It wasn't long before Antony Sweeney took a pass wide in the penalty area and his shot was deflected wide.

The signs were there that Pools were edging on top. And after 29 minutes they took the lead.

Jamie McCunnie's corner from the right was headed in by Collins - his second goal in as many games and, just as on Saturday against Gillingham, it came via a flag kick by the right back.

Huddersfield had a chance to level when a low cross from the right evaded all and bounced off substitute Luke Beckett and out of play.

Mackay, however, should have made it 2-0. Porter's hard work to get the better of Nathan Clarke earned possession. He squared the ball for the striker eight yards from goal and Mackay sliced his side-footed effort horribly wide.

Andy Booth was guilty of an equally bad miss when a free-kick from the flank curled to the back post and his volley was skied high over the bar.

Seconds into the second half Porter created an inviting opening with a teasing low ball across the area. And it wasn't long before Pools took a two-goal lead.

Mackay started and finished events, despite the chaos inbetween.

The striker did well to keep the ball in play on the touchline inside his own half and Pools set Porter away.

He got the better of Robert Page and squared to Sweeney, who went around the keeper and rolled a shot along the goalline from the tightest of angles and hit the far post.

He got possession back, again went around Glennon and crossed for Mackay to gloriously plant a header into the net from eight yards.

Sweeney clipped over a ball which was begging to be turned in, but Andy Holdsworth headed away from under his own bar.

The corner led to a thumping Willie Boland drive which was arrowing in before a Huddersfield head got in the way.

Then Mackay looked set for a second, only for a firm Glennon fist to push the ball from under the bar.

But when the chances weren't converted, Huddersfield got one back, Clarke heading in from a corner.

With 25 minutes to go, maybe things weren't going to be as easy as anticipated.

Mackay and Sweeney should have made it safe, the latter crashing a shot off the underside of the bar from close range after Mackay's close range header was blocked.