Craig Hignett was frustrated that his side could not win at Aldershot Town on Saturday but admitted they are making life difficult for themselves by failing to score the first goal.
Pools have opening the scoring just three times since the turn of the year and they went behind again at The EBB Stadium when Reece Grant put The Shots in front on 10 minutes.
However, Gavan Holohan topped an excellent full debut by heading home a leveller ten minutes from the end and ensure a share of the spoils for Hignett’s men.
“I have mixed emotions about the point, if I am being honest,” Hignett told Pools PlayerHD.
“I thought we played well at times, I thought it was a good game of football and Aldershot tried to play as well – but we keep giving ourselves a mountain to climb by conceding the first goal.
“I think that was a game where if we score first we go on and win it.
“The lads showed good character and in the second half we had the better of it and created some good chances where we should have been more ruthless, but we also had to put in some good blocks at the other end.
“I think a draw was probably a fair result but if this had been earlier in the season then I would be more disappointed with it.
“Gav (Holohan) got his goal and I thought he was excellent all afternoon and, for his first start for the Club, he played very well so I was pleased for him.”