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Hartlepool United manager Ronnie Moore hails 'immense' win over Northampton Town

11 February 2015

Hartlepool United boss Ronnie Moore praised his players spirit after they secured a 1-0 victory over the in-form Northampton Town.

Marvin Morgan netted on his home debut for Pools early in the second half to reduce the gap to Sky Bet League 2 safety to six points.

Moore was thrilled to see his half-time team talk inject new life into his side, and insists he knows what it takes to survive in The Football League.

He told “That was an immense result for us.

“It was always going to be a tight game when you consider the results they’ve had recently. There weren’t many chances in the first half but it got a bit lively in the second half after we scored.

“At half time we asked them to up the tempo; it was dead and we couldn’t get the crowd going and that was handy for the away team.

“We had to move the ball quicker, be a bit more direct and put it in the right areas – and thankfully we got the goal at the right time and that forced them to come out a bit more.

“We had to defend a lot of balls in to the box but I thought the two centre-backs were immense when they had to be, and on the break we had umpteen chances really – we just needed someone to put the knife in and kill them off.

“We knew how important this game was; results have gone fairly well for us but, as I keep saying, it’s about what we do and we have to keep taking care of our own results now.”

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