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Kretzschmar savours celebrations

9 September 2013

Max Kretzschmar says it was a special moment being able to celebrate his second goal at Hartlepool in front of the travelling faithful.

The 19-year-old ran over to the Wanderers bench after his first, but after tucking away another he was mobbed by his team-mates in front of the 120 Chairboys.

“I was a bit confused over the first goal about whether I should go to Gaz or the fans!” said Kretzschmar. “Luckily I got two so I could celebrate one with each of them.

“The fans that drove all those miles up here were brilliant. Hopefully they had a happy journey back - the miles go much faster after a win.

“It was a long trip up and I’m absolutely buzzing, to get the two goals was just a bonus really.”

Blues weren’t at their best in the opening 45 minutes, but dominated after the restart with half-time substitute Kretzschmar heavily involved.

He said: “It was 0-0 and we were a bit flat. Hartlepool were on top of us and probably should have scored a couple in the first half.

“I said at half-time that they’ve had their chances and that we need to create ours. I thought we would be the ones to take them and luckily that’s the way it went.”

Kretzschmar added: “Gaz told me when I came on to be busy and put pressure on the defenders.

“I had an identical chance before the first goal and fell over, which was quite embarrassing, but I was in space so I shot.

“The second one, Matty (McClure) played me through one-on-one so I waited for the keeper to commit himself and then lifted it.”

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