Moore in message to fellow strugglers
RONNIE Moore says he’s happy for other teams to sit and worry about Hartlepool now.
In a season of desperate struggle, Pools recorded back-to-back home wins for the first time since March last year as they saw off Plymouth at Victoria Park.
And, while the gap at the bottom of the table to safety is seven points, Moore feels the pack trying to avoid relegation will start to look over their shoulders.
While Carlisle, Tranmere and Dagenham all won, victory was imperative and Moore said:“The dressing room is a bit upset because of other results, but don’t worry about other results – other teams will see our result and have a panic on.’’
Pools gave their best away display of the campaign seven days earlier, and this time they offered up their finest at home.
Moore, appointed in December, is starting to have a positive influence.
“That was important to follow up last week, a massive win,’’ he added. “We were good in the first half and it was always going to be a right game and we were hanging on at the end.
“We went in front, it’s not often we’ve been in the lead.
“It’s seven points now, a bust time to come and five from eight games are at home.We have to win at home because we can adapt away from him and we have a massive game at Portsmouth now.’’
Pools went ahead when Jonathan Franks fired in from 12 yards after he met a low cross from Reading loanee Aaron Tshibola.
But Argyle, who have struggled to score away from home, levelled through Ryan Brunt, who finished crisply when he was allowed space on the edge of the area.
Reuben Reid could have put the Pilgrims ahead at the start of the second half, but was held up by goalkeeper Scott Flinders and defender Dan Jones after a breakaway.
Pools went back in front as Michael Woods carved open the defence on the left and squared for Franks to net his sixth of the season.
And the win was sealed through Scott Fenwick, the striker signed in November from non-league.
Michael Duckworth robbed Ben Purrington and squared for Fenwick to crack in his fourth in six starts.
Argyle got one back in injury time through a close range Olly Lee header and were denied a blatant penalty shortly before that.
Boss John Sheridan fumed:“It’s very disappointing, you just can’t give goals away like that – it’s ridiculous.
“I said at half-time it was about going out and winning the game. I eat my words with the goals we gave away.We made individual errors.”
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