Craig Harrison admitted his disappointment as Pools were forced to settle for a point despite a more fluent performance against Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night.
Harrison’s men were the better side for the majority of the first half and stepped it up a level after the break, finally taking the lead through Nicky Deverdics’ wonderful free-kick on 50 minutes.
However, the lead was only held for seven minutes as Rovers snatched a leveller through Jay McEveley and Pools were unable to find another breakthrough to win the game.
“Up until the 60th minute we were well and truly in control of the game,” Harrison told Pools PlayerHD.
“We had some good chances, we put them under pressure and had lots of set-plays and their keeper has had to make three good saves in the first half and another one in the second half.
“We should have been two or three up by then but what a goal to make it 1-0. We know about Devs’ quality but I’m not sure he’ll hit a better one than that, it was a great goal.
“We’re very disappointed not to take the three points because I think they were there for us but we didn’t take advantage of scoring the goal when we were in the ascendancy.
“The positive is that for 60 minutes that’s as good as we have been attacking-wise but goals changes games, as they say, and I am not sure we fully recovered after they scored.
“It’s one defeat in twelve so we have to make sure we keep playing like we did tonight – if we go to Torquay and play like that we’ll be fine.”