Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor reacts to thrilling 2-2 comeback against Boreham Wood

Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor felt it was ‘a point gained’ after seeing his side score twice in the final 20-minutes to snatch a 2-2 draw against Boreham Wood.

Saturday, 23rd November 2019, 11:35 am
Updated Saturday, 23rd November 2019, 6:14 pm
Hartlepool United Dave Challinor during the Vanarama National League match between Hartlepool United and Boreham Wood at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Saturday 23rd November 2019. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)

Pools had not really got going for the best part of an hour with goals from Sorba Thomas and Kabongo Tshimanga either side of half-time putting the visitors in a commanding position.

But a fine strike from Nicky Featherstone reduced the deficit before substitute Gime Toure levelled the score from the penalty spot with six minutes of normal time remaining.

Following the match, Challinor commented: “It’s definitely a point gained after 60 minutes.

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“The game didn’t go how we wanted because we started poorly and let them get on the front foot.

“We had noo intensity and our midfield three couldn’t get into it and were standing off.

“We had chances and grew into the game but couldn’t score and that’s the clinical aspect we’ve talked about. We had three gilt edged chances in the first half which we have to take.

“We’d spoken in the lead up to the game about how moments can change the game and get us back into it and the goal is the best way to do that. After the first goal for us, the crowd were fantastic and we were good value for the point come full time.”

Being my first home match, it was something I was looking forward to. The crowd were brilliant with the players and stuck by them but we need to give them something to cheer about.”