Pools put in a strong performance at home to Grimsby Town at the weekend but ended up on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline.
John Hewitson's side - who are still looking for their first victory of the season - started brightly, forcing some early chances and dominating for much of the first half.
Pools took the lead when a Kerry Hedley shot was parried by the keeper and Conor Halpin followed up to hit home the rebound.
A defensive slip allowed Grimsby to counter and they drew level just before the half-time break.
Pools conceded again just after half time and then for a third time when the defence allowed the visitors through to make it 3-1.
Hewitson's side responded well to going behind and sub Andy Bridges had two good chances to put Pools back into the game.
And it was a Bridges' run that led to Pools' second goal when he set up Rhys Harbottle to score.
Pools couldn't find an equaliser but John Hewitson was pleased with his side's efforts,
"We played with a good intensity and created a lot of chances. Our defending as individuals needs to be improved in order to get the results."
Pools: Scott, Brown, Tuck, Nellis, Jones, Mitchinson (Turner 70), Walker, Harbottle, Hedley, Halpin (Bridges 60), Wignall
Sub Not Used: Nearney