Hartlepool midfielder Lewis Hawkins happy with goal

Lewis Hawkins
Lewis Hawkins

Lewis Hawkins set Hartlepool United on their way to victory at Harrogate Railway Athletic and is looking to “carry that on” through pre-season.

The midfielder opened his goal account with a seventh-minute striked and was positive throughout the first half before he and the rest of the XI were substituted at the interval.

It opened up for me and I got my shot off and thankfully it went in.

“It’s good to get the goal,” said the 22-year-old.

“It opened up for me and I got my shot off and thankfully it went in.

“It’s been good to get the two wins and not concede a goal and hopefully we’ll carry that on through the rest of the pre-season games.

“Everyone’s settled in well and everyone’s getting on which is great.

“It was nice to be playing football again, we’ve done a lot of work on our fitness, so to play two 45 minutes each has been good and we’ve won both matches.

“The lads just want to play.”

It was a comfortable victory though Hawkins admitted it could have been better.

“The gaffer wants us to pass the ball quickly, positively and play forward,” said the midfielder.

“It stuck a bit in the grass (last night) but we did need to pass it quicker.”