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Cutting Edge Was Lacking - Hignett

6 August 2019

Club News

Cutting Edge Was Lacking - Hignett

6 August 2019

Craig Hignett insisted there will be no pressing of a panic button atHartlepool United.

Pools went down to back-to-back defeats when they conceded two

second-half goals at the Shay where Halifax Town established themselves as

early National League leaders.

Josh Staunton put the Shaymen in front on 54 minutes after Ben Killiphad dived to his right to deny sub Jamie Allen.

And it was 2-0 in the 68th minute when striker Tobi Sho-Silva tapped inafter Killip had saved Matt Brown's header.

"I thought we were the better team with the ball and controlledmost of the game," said Hignett.

"But little bits of naivety let us down. We didn't do the nastylittle bits of the game well enough.

"There were some positive bits, we looked a good footballing side,but we needed the first goal and we didn't get it.

"Especially away from home you need the first goal the you are ontop.

"We made some great chances but we didn't pull the trigger enough.

"We hit the bar [through Liam Noble] and had bits here and here,but you need to score."

Defeat leaves Pools as one of three pointless clubs going intoSaturday's journey to Maidenhead.

But there will be no panic at Victoria Park.

"We are a good footballing side, but we've lost the firsttwo," added Hignett. "But it's no crisis.

"We are all disappointed, but we'll take it on the chin, we do needto tweak things, improve things but we'll work on it.

"I feel sorry for the fans who came here - for the most part weplayed well, controlled the game but didn't have the cutting edge.

"We won't be pressing the panic button, that does not help anyone.

"I will be ultra-positive."

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