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We Missed A Big Opportunity - Challinor

7 December 2019

Club News

We Missed A Big Opportunity - Challinor

7 December 2019

Dave Challinor said his players must learn from defeat at Woking

on Saturday after missing the chance to close the gap on the top seven despite

taking the lead.

Pools went in front midway through the first half when Luke

James was brought down in the box and Gime Toure swept home the resultant


However, the hosts came out fighting in the final half hour

and plundered an equaliser through top scorer Jake Hyde before Dave Tarpet curled

home a wonderful winner twelve minutes from time.

“It was really frustrating and we've let an opportunity passus by,” he told Pools TV.

“To perform as well as we did for 60 or 65 minutes and then

have the game taken away from us or throw it away is really, really


“There are loads of positives from the first part of the game but, ultimately, the game is 90 minutes and it was difficult to go in there afterwards and not be angry – because I am.

“It was a tight game and one of few chances but we looked a

threat and had a couple of opportunities at the start of the second half and you

want to go and get that second goal.

“The first goal is disappointing from a long throw but we

had to defend a few of those situations, probably down to not being aggressive

enough in the middle of the pitch.

“But a player can't turn in our six-yard box and score. Then

for the second goal it was a great finish but should he be allowed to travel

that far with the ball without us trying to affect the play?

“It's possibly harsh to be too critical but we have to be because they need to learn from that if we're going to achieve anything this season.”

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