Hartlepool boss Chris Turner felt his side were good value for their point and praised the spirit of his players after they held Leeds to a 2-2 draw.
The visitors led twice courtesy of a Luciano Becchio brace but Simon Grayson's side were pegged back by goals from Adam Boyd and Antony Sweeney.
"I was delighted for the players," said Turner. "It's tough to go one down and then 2-1 down to any team, never mind Leeds, but we kept going to the end for the second goal.
"We played good football, showed good signs and I'm delighted with the outcome. A point was a good one and we thoroughly deserved it.
"For the first leveller it was a great finish, that's Adam Boyd for you, what he can do. It was during a good period for us, Ritchie Jones was outstanding when he came on and was very positive.
"He made a real difference and Leeds had to adapt their game to try and stop him.
"Overall I'm pleased with the performance and their character shown. We lacked a bit of belief in the first-half, but second-half we came out and showed what we can do. We work hard, are very professional in what we do and got our rewards."