Hartlepool United midfielder Gavan Holohan on his great goal scoring run and crazy week of travelling with almost 1,900 miles covered

With six goals in his last eight matches in all competitions, midfielder Gavan Holohan his enjoying a great run of form at Hartlepool United.

Monday, 18th November 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Monday, 18th November 2019, 11:45 am
Gavan Holohan of Hartlepool United celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Luke James of Hartlepool United    during the Vanarama National League match between Ebbsfleet United and Hartlepool United at The Kuflink Stadium, Northfleet on Saturday 16th November 2019. (Credit: Leila Coker | MI News)
Gavan Holohan of Hartlepool United celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Luke James of Hartlepool United during the Vanarama National League match between Ebbsfleet United and Hartlepool United at The Kuflink Stadium, Northfleet on Saturday 16th November 2019. (Credit: Leila Coker | MI News)

The Irishman netted twice in Saturday’s frustrating 2-2 draw at Ebbsfleet United in what was new manager Dave Challinor's first National League game in charge of the club.

Since the departure of former manager Craig Hignett last month, Holohan has been involved in every Pools match since with six starts and two substitute appearances. And in that time he’s managed to bag himself an impressive six goals – if you include his strike in the Durham Challenge Cup victory at Shildon of course!

After a fairly frustrating opening couple of months to the campaign, the 27-year-old is a player currently making the most of his opportunity.

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“I’m pleased that I’m getting a good run of games and chipping in with a decent number of goals,” he said.

“Most importantly, I just want to make sure I do as much as I can for the team because that’s the least the boys deserve.

“The goals are a bonus and I’m just wanting to keep kicking on now and keep producing.

“It’s been a tough week and we’re looking forward to having not a steady week but just not a hectic week travelling the distances so it will be good to get back and have a good week training in preparation for Boreham Wood.”

Hartlepool travelled an unprecedented 1,900 miles in the space of a week yet came so close to getting through it perfectly following the 4-1 midweek win at Yeovil Town.

“I don’t think any of us have experienced this sort of travelling in such a short period of time,” Holohan admitted.

“The gaffer said that it’s probably the toughest in regards to travelling that it’s going to be this season but we’ve got good characters in the dressing room with lads who don’t complain they just get on with it.

“We’ve been able to put in a great performance on Tuesday and another good performance overall today bar the last 20-minutes.

“We probably deserved the win but it just wasn’t meant to be.”