Hartlepool manager Mick Wadsworth felt his team were good value for their 2-1 win over Charlton.

Andy Monkhouse and Gary Liddle struck either side of a Nathan Eccleston equaliser to hand Pools a second victory in three outings. And Pools first-team coach Wadsworth said he wanted to use the result as a platform at the start of a run of three successive home games.

He said: "It's three home games in a week for us and we've got a good win. I'm greedy, I want nine points from this run."

He added: "The important thing is to put performances back to back and now we look at the tiredness and strain on the players before we take on MK Dons on Saturday.


 

"There was never really a period when they were on top, we were generally the better team.

"I'm thrilled for everyone, it was a really good game at a high-tempo. Excellence is simplicity done well and that's what we did in this game."

Charlton chief Chris Powell was disappointed not to have made up ground on the top two.

The Addicks remain firmly in play-off contention, but Powell was upset not to have cut the points gap on the automatic promotion places.

Defeat ended the Londoners' four-game winning running, and Powell said: "It's disappointing as we had the joy of four wins, I'm realistic and know it will happen.

"I want to win them all, but this has come to an end in this game. We didn't start well, but I got a response from them and losing here - it's one of the games we wanted to win to impress on the top two."

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