Craig Hignett was left frustrated as Pools got a taste of their own medicine from Notts County who came from behind to win at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium on Saturday.
Pools had led inside ten minutes when Toto Nsiala bundled in his first goal for the Club following good work from Lewis Alessandra and the scene looked set for a home win.
However, County rallied and got back on level terms when Louis Laing fired home from close range before Jon Stead scored for a third game in a row to win it for the visitors.
“We’ve been asking the lads to get their noses in front in games but we did that and then didn’t really push on – we just coasted,” Hignett told Pools PlayerHD.
“We seemed happy to just let them do whatever they wanted to do and didn’t really go and squeeze them – I think coasted is the best way I can think to describe it and you can’t do that in this league.
“I felt we were comfortable in the game in the first half but they had a good spell just before half-time so I told the lads that had to be a warning and to start doing things properly again in the second half.
“The next goal was always going to be massive and they got it but, to be fair to them, they created some chances because we were so open and you could see the goal coming – the lads just let it happen.
“We have had a change of emphasis and we think we can beat anyone in this league now so it’s disappointing but it’s only early in the season and we have another home game next week where we can put it right.”
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