Caretaker manager Mick Wadsworth was delighted to get off to a winning start as Hartlepool claimed a 2-0 victory at Yeovil in his first game in temporary charge.
Director of sport Chris Turner and chief executive Russ Green both resigned from their posts at the Victoria Park club this week, leaving Wadsworth in charge of first-team affairs. But the players responded well, with goals from Gary Liddle and Andy Monkhouse securing a comfortable win.
"I think because of what happened last Saturday at Swindon we were a bit nervy at times," said Wadsworth in reference to Turner's final game in charge where Pools spurned a 2-0 lead to draw the game.
"We put in a lot of work between then and now, and it has been a very difficult week for obvious reasons. The players acquitted themselves well and have shown they have the capability.
"I have to say that from a personal point of view I was greatly shocked to lose two very important people.
"They were instrumental in bringing me to the club, with the support of the board, and I am grateful for that.
"I have known Russ for many years, but in the case of Chris it took very little time for us to bond and get a wonderful working relationship.
"I am sad at what happened, but that's football and all we can do is do our best.
"It was a solid performance. Last Saturday's second half was perhaps the worst half of four games. We have done well in every game, but we`ve had seven good halves and one bad one. However we got away with a draw.
"The players worked really hard and you can't ask for more. We got a couple of blocks at key times but after the second goal we were really compact and professional."
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