Craig Harrison was philosophical in his reaction as Pools were forced to settle for a point against Sutton United at Victoria Park on Saturday.
Rhys Oates first half opener looked set to be the decisive moment, with Pools on course for a fourth successive win, until the visitors snatched an equaliser deep in to second half injury-time.
Harrison refused to be downhearted about the result though and insisted that it was a point gained and his players must go again when they take on Tranmere Rovers at The Vic on Tuesday.
“We just have to accept it and move on,” Harrison told Pools PlayerHD.
“We have been on the right side of results with late goals but today it went against us – it’s frustrating but we’ve not lost and we’ve picked up another valuable point.
“We wanted to win the game so I am sure the fans are disappointed but no more so than everyone in the dressing room – we just have to stay positive and move on so let’s just go and get three points on Tuesday.
“Sutton are a tough team to play against; they have lots of experience and aggression through the spine of their team but the lads stood up to it really well.
“There were pivotal points and unfortunately Devante just couldn’t get his feet sorted out for that rebound off Franksy but to be fair he’s had a great striker for the goal when Rhys followed up.
“We will be men about it, we won’t feel sorry for ourselves so we’ll dust ourselves down and make sure we’re ready for Tuesday.”