Craig Harrison felt his side were a little unfortunate not to get at least a point against Dover Athletic on Saturday but admitted they had not been at their best.
The Pools boss was left frustrated as Jamie Allen’s first half goal was enough to see The Whites snatch all three points on the opening day of the National League season at Victoria Park.
“I don’t think we deserved to be beaten but I don’t think we did enough to win with how we played today,” Harrison told Pools PlayerHD.
“It’s the first game and maybe there were a few nerves and some concentration on not trying to lose the game rather than going to try and win.
“I was disappointed with the goal because it came from the second phase of a set-piece; we were disorganised in coming out as a unit and the lad finished it off well.
“In the first half we weren’t great but in the second half we were a lot better and had a right go at it but I am certainly disappointed we didn’t dominate the ball more than we did.
“It was always going to be tough physically but we didn’t really impose our game on them as much we would have liked to.
“We’ll look back at this, we’ll analyse things and we’ll learn from the mistakes – and then we’ll go again on Tuesday.”