Hartlepool head coach Mick Wadsworth celebrated a winning return to his former club and praised his side's teamwork in the wake of their 2-1 success at Carlisle.

Pools made it seven games unbeaten by emerging victorious at Brunton Park, much to the delight of Wadsworth.

He said: "I get a lot of pleasure out of that victory. It was all about good goals and good teamwork. It's just great for the fans and players. Let's try to get to 20 odd without defeat. It's a testament to the players because there's a fantastic spirit."

Wadsworth praised striker Adam Boyd, whose first-half stunner put Pools 2-0 ahead after Gary Liddle had opened the scoring.

"It was a wonderful goal," he said. "He works extremely hard for the team and his goals are absolutely vital.

"He gave their centre-halves a tough time. I hope people see what he gives us in that respect. We controlled the first half very well and the goals put us in a good position."

The Pools boss sent on defender Sam Collins in the second half to shore up an under-pressure defence.

"We needed Sam because we knew we'd have an aerial bombardment to deal with," he added. "We defended our box excellently."

Carlisle manager Greg Abbott admitted: "Goals are what it's all about. We lost count of the number of crosses we put in and the chances we created only to concede two awful goals.

"I feel sorry for the players because they tried to do the right things. It was not to be for some reason."

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