Craig Hignett was once again left frustrated with his side’s lack of end product and was critical of the defending for the only goal of the game as Pools were defeated at Crawley Town.
James Collins was left free in the penalty area to nod his 14th goal of the season just after the hour mark and there proved no way back for Pools despite them enjoying the lion-share of possession.
“We didn’t start the game well but played our way in to it after about half an hour when we did a bit better and we took that in to the second half,” Hignett told Pools PlayerHD.
“I thought we penned them back at times in the second half, played some good stuff but didn’t open them up and didn’t make their keeper work.
“Did we create enough chances? I don’t think we had as many as we did last week against Grimsby but we got the ball in the box a few times and nobody was there.
“I still felt we were comfortable in the second half and I couldn’t see us losing the game – but for a sloppy error that we made.
“The goal is a joke really. We have shown a right-footed played inside to pick out a cross and then we’ve got three centre-halves in there but their top scorer gets a free header. It was criminal.
“We tried everything to get back in to the game but we didn’t have enough quality to score the goal we needed.”
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