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Boss Annoyed By "Unacceptable" Display

24 October 2015

Ronnie Moore was angry about his side’s performance, particularly in the first half, as they were beaten by Crawley Town at Victoria Park on Saturday.

The Pools boss revealed his fury at an “unacceptable” first half performance and said his players would be in training on Sunday to reflect on the defeat.

And while Moore was unconvinced about the decision to award Crawley a penalty and send-off Scott Harrison in the second half, he preferred to focus on his own side’s shortcomings.

“I’m massively disappointed; that first half was unacceptable,” Moore admitted when speaking to Pools PlayerHD.

“We have given a side below us a 45 minutes start and how we got in at 0-0 is a miracle – what annoys me more than anything is how a set of professional footballers can put in a performance like that.

“I thought we came out a bit brighter in the second have but then it was a massive decision on the penalty – but the disappointing thing is how they got through for the penalty because one ball split the whole back four.

“To be fair to Cars (Trevor Carson) he makes a great save and then I think it’s harsh – the referee hasn’t even given himself time to think because he was so quick with the penalty and red card.

“We will look at it again because it looks so hard and I will try and speak to the referee to see whether he will have another look at it for us.

“That penalty decision did change the game but it was the decision of our back four which upset me more, to be honest.

“We’ve got to start winning home games; this is where you stay in leagues and you need to pick up points and be hard to beat.”

Click here now to watch the full post-match video interview with Ronnie Moore only on Pools PlayerHD.

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