Cooper beaming after draw

Hartlepool boss Colin Cooper hailed his side's 'backs-against-the-wall performance' in the goalless draw with Torquay.

Last Updated: 31/08/13 at 21:20

Colin Cooper: Delighted with his side's display

Colin Cooper: Delighted with his side's display

The visitors defended superbly with skipper Neil Austin diving in to deny Jordan Chapell in the first minute and then Christian Burgess clearing two efforts off the line to deny Torquay's on-loan targetman Callum Ball.

Hartlepool could have won the game in the final minute when teenager Brad Walker beat home goalkeeper Martin Rice but fired past the post.

"One thing we all agreed before the game is that if we came away from here with something then we would count it as something done," he said.

"But I think one thing we all agree is that we have had to defend our box an awful lot and really we haven't created anything as we have done in previous weeks, so really that's something we are going to have to look at.

"As a perfect backs-against-the-wall performance I guess you are hoping you might get that late goal and that's nearly what happened.

"I thought Luke James' movement when he came on in the second half made a difference and he did well to create a chance for himself by spinning off the back of a defender."

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