Hewitson's side lose out to Chesterfield
Pools Youth Team suffered another painful home defeat as they fell 3-1 to Chesterfield at Chester-le-Street on Saturday.
John Hewitson's youngsters created plenty of chances but were made to pay for being wasteful in front of goal and lacking in concentration at the back.
Connor Halpin has three good opportunities early on without success, on the third occasion being booked for diving when it looked evident to all that he'd been brought down for what should have been a penalty.
Chesterfield scored their first on the counter-attack when a bad clearance from Pools keeper Mark Foden allowed the Spireites to go in front with a deflected strike.
After the break it got worse for Pools when the referee awarded the visitors a penalty which was duly tucked past Foden to double their advantage.
Josh Nearney put Pools back in the game with a lovely finish following some good interchange with Dan Jones and at 2-1 there was renewed confidence that the youngster could grab a result.
However, a loose back pass from Jones was seized upon by Chesterfield to restore their two-goal lead at 3-1.
"The referee's decisions had a big impact on the game and we're disappointed," Hewitson explained afterwards.
"Besides that though, we really need to more composed and patient in possession rather than just going direct or playing percentage football."
Full Time: Pools 1 Chesterfield 3
Pools: Foden, Brown, Nellis, Jones, Turner, Nearney, Harbottle, Mitchinson, Bridges (Armstrong 70), Halpin, L Green.
Carr, Smith, Scott.Subs not used: