Ronnie Moore happy with replay after admitting Hartlepool 'got out of jail' against Salford in FA Cup

Ronnie Moore, Hartlepool United boss
Ronnie Moore, Hartlepool United boss

Ronnie Moore has called on his Hartlepool United side to "put it right" when Salford City travel to Victoria Park in the FA Cup second round replay.

The two sides will do battle at Victoria Park a week on Tuesday after battling out a 1-1 draw at a wind-swept Moor Lane live on BBC2.

The spectacle was a poor one for the watching public though, with Moore admitting his Pools side got out of jail after being pegged back by the 'Class of 92'-owned Salford side.

Rhys Oates netted an 8th minute opener from the penalty spot after winning the spot kick himself. But Steve O'Halloran swept home an equaliser after 23 minutes.

From then, it was a real battle, with both sides carving out good openings in the second half. Sub Rakish Bingham and Scott Fenwick guilty of missing good chances in front of the 350 travelling fans, while Pools stopper Trevor Carson had to be alert to deny the Salford forward line.

In the end, Moore was happy to be coming away with Pools still in the FA Cup, with the draw for the third round due to be made on Monday night.

Moore said: "It was blowy, horrible game, the pitch is tough here.

"We came and just about got out of jail.

"They are a good side, their two managers have done a great job.

"We have 90 minutes to put it right at home now."

Pools travel to the south coast to take on Portsmouth a week on Saturday in League Two before the FA Cup replay at Victoria Park.

Moore added: "There is Portsmouth first, the pitch will be a lot better there.

"The pitch was in Salford's favour, without doubt.

"But we should have more of an advantage when we get to our place.

"I think 1-1 was a good result for us in the end."