Wadsworth happy to pocket pojnt
Hartlepool manager Mick Wadsworth was satisfied with the 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient after his side played the final 19 minutes with 10 men.
"Against the odds, we've come away with something and it was against the odds because Orient have been on a fantastic run and I know that Russell Slade will be disappointed that we've taken a point of his side. But I know also that he'll pat me on the back and say that we deserved it."
Wadsworth was less than happy with the dismissal of Paul Murray and performance of referee Craig Pawson.
He added: "I didn't think Murray deserved his second yellow card, I think it was a genuine attempt to win the ball, it's not malicious, there's no intent, it wasn't overdue force. There was nothing nasty about it at all although it was a run-of-the-mill foul, but how that can be a yellow card, I don't know."
Dean Cox put Orient ahead in the first half but Neil Austin levelled with a penalty before Paul Murray saw red for a foul on George Porter, his second bookable offence.
"I thought we showed great strength and resilience and sometimes in a game like that, it feels like a win when you put in that type of performance as we did. We defended the box very well and they didn't have many chances really.