Moore warns Hartlepool United: The hard work starts now in fight for survival

Brad Walker heads Hartlepool's opener against Cambridge on Saturday
Brad Walker heads Hartlepool's opener against Cambridge on Saturday
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RONNIE Moore has warned his Hartlepool United side the hard work starts NOW after they climbed out of the League Two relegation zone for the first time in five months.

Brad Walker’s header and Scott Harrison’s first ever professional goal secured a 2-1 win over Cambridge United at Victoria Park to seal a fourth consecutive win.

Victory pushed Pools up to 22nd place, with Moore’s side now a point above the new bottom two of Tranmere Rovers and Cheltenham Town.

Moore hailed the incredible effort of his players, but today warned them they haven’t achieved anything yet.

And with a tough Easter weekend of fixtures to come against play-off contenders Newport County and Southend United, Moore has warned against complacency.

“We are third bottom now and our season starts here,” Moore said.

“Obviously if someone said a month ago we would be where we are now, there’s no way in the world we would think that could happen.

“But it is because of what we have done, not what others have done.

“If we keep doing our part and keep at it then we don’t need any help off the other teams. We don’t have to come off asking how others go on because it is in our own hands.

“It becomes an expectation now, but at one stage it wasn’t and it was about asking if we can do it or if we were capable of it?

“Now we have come out of the bottom two the expectation is can we go on?

“We start now, the hard work starts now because we’ve not achieved anything yet. But to get out of the situation of being nine points adrift is a remarkable achievement from each and every one of them, to be fair.

“We are on the front foot now, no doubt about it, with four wins on the trot which is a great achievement,” added Moore.