‘We deserved to win by more’ – Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor delighted with ‘frustrating’ win over Barnet live on BT Sport

Dave Challinor was delighted to claim and eighth successive home win for Hartlepool United but felt his side should have been out of sight against Barnet.

Saturday, 27th February 2021, 8:47 pm

Luke Armstrong’s first half strike separated the sides at Victoria Park as Pools failed to capitalise on a plethora of chances throughout the game.

Despite being slightly frustrated not to win more comfortably, a win is a win for the Hartlepool manager.

“Eight in a row here is an amazing achievement,” he said. “If I’m being critical, it was frustrating but it’s great to keep a clean sheet and if we keep doing that – odds are we’ll win games with the chances we create.

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Hartlepool manager, Dave Challinor during the Vanarama National League match between Hartlepool United and Barnet at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Saturday 27th February 2021. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)

"I’d have loved to have won more comfortably because we could find ourselves looking at goal difference towards the back end of the season saying we should have scored a lot more here.

"But we can’t do that, we can only impact what’s ahead of us and we’ll be judged by where we are come the end of the season.”

He added: “You can be a bit analytical straight after a game saying what we could and should have done but in 24, 48 hours we’ll be thinking, it’s another win and wins are tough to get.

"If I’d been offered a 1-0 win before the game, I’d have taken it. As much as we deserved to win by more and I would have wanted to see a two or three, nil win, I’d always take a win.

"We move on to a tough run of away games for us on the back of another really good three points at home.”

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