Ryan Johnson, Rhys Oates, Mark Shelton and Gavan Holohan were among the scorers as Pools secured their joint biggest National League win at The Vic with over 1,700 supporters in attendance for the first time this season.
The result saw Pools claim fourth spot in the table and set up a play-off eliminator round match against Bromley on Sunday, June 6 (4pm kick-off).
Here’s how the Pools players reacted to the game on Twitter…
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Midfielder Mark Shelton posted: “50th game for pools today, what an amazing feeling having the fans back in. Buzzing with the goal and MOM, let’s make this a season to remember!
Player of the season Rhys Oates tweeted: “What an unbelievable feeling winning both of these awards today! Thank you to everyone that voted! 3 massive games to go now.”
Goalscorer Ryan Johnson said: “Goal, clean sheet and 3pts. So happy to have some of you back in!”
Forward Danny Elliott wrote: “Loved every second of that, playing in front of the Hartlepool fans for the first time.”
Luke Molyneux tweeted: “What a feeling it was to be back out playing in front of all the poolies fans! Atmosphere was unbelievable & we will need it once again in the play offs next week!”
And here’s how the Hartlepool supporters reacted...
@JackAshmann: “What a season, massive credit to the manager & players for getting the fans loving the club again and challenging at the right end of the table. Massive credit to the owner for backing the club & manager threw a difficult time!! Let’s go HUFC.
@HUST_1908: “Well, just what we needed today! Played great, loads of confidence and a very happy crowd. All good for the play-offs.”
@bripowell91: “Fantastic day, fantastic performance and a fantastic season! Everything crossed for a fantastic play-offs as well! UTP
@StellingRobbie: “Season comes to an end but our dreams are still alive! Roll on the play-offs. What a season it’s been. What a team we’ve been fortunate enough to watch. Also been a pleasure to commentate. I know we’ve got what it takes to go on and win the play-offs now.”