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We Could Have Won It - Hignett

19 February 2019

Craig Hignett Mark Fletcher (Shutter Press)
Pools boss Craig Hignett

Craig Hignett said he was pleased with his side’s performance and result following the goalless draw at Ebbsfleet United – but admitted there was a tinge of disappointment they hadn’t won the game.

The Pools boss remains unbeaten during his four games back in charge and a second successive clean sheet ensured they picked up a hard-earned point at The Kuflink Stadium.

However, it was Pools who looked the more likely to claim a victory as the encounter wore on and Hignett insisted it was his side who created the better of the opportunities to win it.

“I think we’re pleased with the point because this is a tough place to come to,” he told Pools PlayerHD.

“They’re a tough physical side who are no-nonsense, get it up there, get it in your box and ask questions but I thought we dealt with it really well.

“The whole team were great. When we had to sit in and take a bit of pressure we did that and I told them that if they kept in the game then at 70-75 minutes we could get on top and we did.

“In my opinion, we made the best chances. Apart from a one-on-one in the first half where the lad hit it wide, Scott Loach hasn’t had a save to make.

“Their keeper has made a world class save from Nicke Kabamba, Liam Noble is ruing the chance he missed and Luke James has had one too – we got in to some great areas.

“Whilst I am pleased to come here and get a point, I am slightly disappointed we haven’t gone away with all three.

“The following we had tonight was frightening, especially with the travelling we’ve had to do with Boreham Wood on Saturday – they go everywhere and they’re brilliant so hopefully performances like that make it worthwhile for them.”

Click here now to watch our full post-match video interview with Craig Hignett on Pools PlayerHD.

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