Ronnie Moore urged Hartlepool United to use their 2-0 victory over Cheltenham Town as a catalyst for a great escape in Sky Bet League 2.The Football League's bottom side tasted victory for the first time since 11th October at Victoria Park on Saturday.
Scott Fenwick and Rakish Bingham grabbed the goals to help Pools to a crucial victory that lifts them within seven points of safety.
And a buoyant Moore is hopeful his men can kick on following their dominant showing.
"It's a great feeling, we could have won by more. No-one can dispute the win," said Moore, after his first win since taking over as manager last month.
"A clean sheet was a big thing we needed and we had some excellent performances.
"The centre-halves, midfield and two up top were a threat. The big thing for me was the desire, which we haven't had.
"We were running about, chasing, wanting to win. The crowd got behind us and they were fantastic. If we won by four no-one could complain.
"Really we should have put icing on the cake and had more. But we created a lot of chances and we won a game. That feeling when you win is unbelievable.
"You come off, results have gone for us; we are still a long way away but this gives us hope and belief.
"With that response, we can close the gap no problem. It's a long way to go and now we have that feeling of what it is like to win."