Colin Nish relieved after hitting Pools goals trail

Colin Nish jumps for joy after his 2nd goal against Bury. Picture by FRANK REID
Colin Nish jumps for joy after his 2nd goal against Bury. Picture by FRANK REID

TWO-goal hero Colin Nish admits that the relief of his fortunate first gave him the belief to bag his nonchalant second during Saturday’s 3-0 win over Bury, writes CRAIG HOPE.

The Edinburgh-born frontman had gone five matches without troubling the scorers since opening his Pools account during last month’s 1-1 home draw with Walsall.

But Nish was at the double against the Shakers, his confidence-boosting first arriving in the 51st minute when he reacted quickest to a loose ball inside the area before smashing home in uncompromising fashion from close range.

Buoyed by that blast, the former Hibernian ace then robbed rookie centre-back Andrai Jones before racing through and coolly slotting beyond Sunderland loanee Trevor Carson 16 minutes from the end.

And a delighted Nish reflected with SportMail: “The first one for me was a bit fortunate.

“I’ve tried to hit it across the defender but it came in at an awkward height and ricocheted off the both of us.

“I was first to get there and pushed it in and I think I needed that.

“The second one came from the confidence of scoring the first one. Confidence makes a big difference and it comes with scoring goals.”

And it could have been even better for Nish had James Poole’s late cross not flashed inches beyond his outstretched toe.

“I was close to a hat-trick, I stretched to try and meet Poolie’s cross and I wasn’t far away,” he added.

“I hit the underside of the bar as well – it was one of those things not to get three, but I’m happy to get two.

“I needed them for myself, I’ve been working hard and playing reasonably well and it’s nice to chip in and help the boys out with a couple of goals.

“I’ve got confidence back in my own game now with the finishes.”

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