It doesn’t matter who scores for Hartlepool United as long as we’re winning

Scott Fenwick in action for Hartlepool during their 1-0 home win over Newport County. Picture by FRANK REID
Scott Fenwick in action for Hartlepool during their 1-0 home win over Newport County. Picture by FRANK REID

It doesn’t matter who scores – as long as we are winning.

That was the message today from Scott Fenwick ahead of Saturday’s League Two trip to Stevenage.

It doesn’t matter if I’m not scoring because we’re winning games

SCOTT FENWICK

Fenwick joined strike partners Billy Paynter and Rakish Bingham on the goal standard on Tuesday night when he scored a brilliant winner in the 1-0 victory over Newport County to send Pools third.

The 25-year-old said he was “thrilled” to be off the mark – an emotion you would expect from a forward.

But he explained that it doesn’t matter who scores as long as Pools continue picking up the points.

“If you are losing games and they were scoring and I wasn’t then I’d be thinking ‘I’m not doing my job here’,” said Fenwick.

“But, at the end of the day, I’ve played four in a row and we have nine points and we’re through in the Capital One Cup. It doesn’t matter if I’m not scoring because we’re winning games. Points come

before me.

“But it was nice to finally get my goal.

“All three of us are off the mark nice and early and hopefully we can kick-on.

“The three of us work for each other. Billy’s obviously the focal point and he’s a leader and we’re responding to him.”

Fenwick feels the frontline combination is perfect for Pools and he is more than happy with the left-side role in the trio, even if it requires some defensive duties.

“I know I’ll always get the chance to score goals in this team and I love playing that left role,” said the former Dunston goal machine.

“I don’t mind working back and making tackles.

“It’s nice having loads of different job roles.

“I’m starting every game and we are winning it’s the best feeling ever.

“Whether it’s chasing the right-back down or the right winger I’m more than happy to do it.

“If I’m working as hard as I can for the team and Billy and Raks are putting the ball in the net I don’t mind whether I score or not.”

Pools have enjoyed their best start to the season for 48 years and with memories of last year’s woes still vivid, Fenwick says the 100 per cent sequence is a very welcome change.

“It’s a nice feeling winning every week, you can easily get used to it,” he smiled.