Craig Harrison felt his side were their own worst enemy as they suffered a 4-2 defeat the hands of Dagenham & Redbridge at Victoria Road on Saturday.
Pools fell behind just before half time but came back in to the game at the start of the second half and grabbed a deserved leveller through Michael Woods on the hour mark.
However, the Daggers took advantage of some poor defending to take back control of the game and ran out comfortable winners in the end.
“I think it’s beginning to sound like a broken record now,” Harrison told Pools PlayerHD.
“We created a lot of chances, certainly in the second half but we’ve conceded four goals and you’re not going to be winning many football matches if you’re conceding that many goals.
“For twenty minutes in the second half we were excellent – we’ve had one cleared off the line, the keeper has made a great save and then we got the goal and have opportunities after that.
“But it doesn’t matter who you are, you simply can’t give away goals like that – they’re all terrible goals that we’ve gifted to them and that’s no disrespect to Dagenham.
“We were our own biggest downfall today.”