Richard Money felt some of the football his side played during the draw at Chesterfield belonged at a higher level but admitted they were made to pay for not killing off their hosts when they were on top.
Pools dominated the first half at The Proact Stadium but went in at the break with only Luke James’ stoppage time drive to show for their efforts.
The home side grew in to the game as time wore on and grabbed their leveller fifteen minutes from the end to frustrate Pools who were worth more than a point in Money’s eyes.
“I think we should have been out of sight really,” Money told Pools PlayerHD.
“It’s about trying to get the best out of the players that we’ve got but also trying to develop an identity and a way we want to play.
“Certainly in the first half today we saw an identity and there was a lot of quality in that first half, quality I would suggest belonging to a higher level than where we’re at.
“Luke’s work rate was excellent today, he looked dangerous all afternoon and I thought he richly deserved that goal.
“We just needed to get more than one goal, we deserved more than one I think.
I think you have to give them credit for pushing us back in the last half an hour and in those moments you have to stand up and make sure you don’t concede and unfortunately on one occasion we weren’t able to do that.
“This league tests you in all sorts of different ways and having not scored the second goal or even more then you’re going to have to deal with a lot of pressure.”