Date: 22nd October 2014 at 5:43pm
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Manager John Coleman was delighted to see us bring an end to back to back victories with a three one win over Hartlepool United last night and he was delighted to see Shay McCartan get his first Football League brace.

Speaking to the press following the game, McCartan hit the net in both halves to help us on our way, and although it was a rare start the manager said his hard work in training justified his inclusion, and his performance certainly did.

‘Shay has worked hard in the last three or four weeks and we kept telling him he would get an opportunity. He took his chance and his first goal was spectacular and his second was bread and butter so he had a bit of both. Hopefully he will kick on from there.’

Speaking more specifically about the game itself, he couldn’t praise the entire team enough for being ‘hungry’ from the very first whistle and he was delighted with the response they gave to more recent result.

‘That was the most pleasing thing. That’s why we deserved to win, hunger. After the win there was a lot of emotions, including relief, but I always through we looked a threat.’

Coleman went on to say that in some games the ‘god’s’ are smiling on you, and you get that slice of luck and he knows we did yesterday evening but for him our hard work deserved the luck we got at points and it’s now building on that again for him.

McCartan himself was in front of the cameras following the game and he told the Official Site that he couldn’t have been more delighted to get on the scoresheet.

‘It’s great, it wasn’t the best performance but we grafted and got the three points. I don’t really remember the first (goal) to be honest! I remember running at the defence but I didn’t even see it go in because I was looking down at my feet. The second one I just hit and it took a slight deflection.’

Having been a bit part and fringe player last season, McCartan goes on to say that hopefully these goals will give him the confidence he needs to kick on now as he admits that was missing under Beattie, but he was quick to not attach blame there, stating it was ‘purely down to myself’ but he knows players have to come through spells like that and recent games have given him a lift, and he’s been putting in the work so while he’s not entirely sure what has clicked, he’s glad it did last night.