Hartlepool United first team coach Antony Sweeney wants to see players make the most of the opportunities presented to them after an uninspiring Durham Challenge Cup victory on Tuesday night.

Pools beat Northern League Division Two side Tow Law Town 3-0 at Victoria Park without ever having to push themselves.

And with several first team players looking to get back into the starting line-up featuring in the game, Sweeney was honest in his assessment of their performance.

“If I’m honest, I probably wouldn’t say anyone did enough tonight,” he admitted.

“This was an opportunity, that’s the key word. If you’re a player returning to match fitness, this was a game to get some minutes which was probably the most important thing.”

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