AFTER a good start, Pool made hard work of achieving these well deserved three points in a 4-2 victory at Featherstone Colliery on Saturday.

Two well taken goals from man-of-the-match Josh Waite were just what Pool needed to put them in the driving seat, but they allowed Featherstone back into the match going into half time with the scores level.

This clearly woke Pool up as they took control again, goals from Ryan Firth and Jack Farrimond sealing their victory.

* Pool Reserves were knocked out in the first round of the West Riding County Challenge Trophy after a 6-3 loss at home to Sowerby Bridge Reserves.

This was a much closer match than the scoreline suggests, the main difference between the two sides being the visitors' centre forward who scored five of their six goals.

Pool took an early lead through Jhivar Saidgool, but Bridge hit back with two goals before Saidgool produced a powerful long shot from 30 yards for his and Pool's second.

The two sides went into the interval with the scores level at 2-2.

They remained well matched until Bridge scored a couple of quick goals, then another as Pool pushed forward.

Saidgool was on the mark again to complete his hat-trick, but it was too late for Pool to get back into the match.