Dave Challinor admitted that his players showed naivety as
they surrendered a two-goal lead to let ten-man Ebbsfleet United rescue a point
Pools looked destined for two wins from two under Challinor
when Gavan Holohan's first half brace put them in the driving seat against thehosts.
However, Myles Weston hit the net twice in the final 18
minutes as the Kent outfit mounted an unlikely recovery to snatch a share of thespoils.
“Football has a habit of giving you elation and then grabbingit away from you in the next breath,” said Challinor afterwards.
“I can be critical, I can be annoyed and angry, all those
things but I am disappointed for the players because I think we've done morethan enough to win that game.
“If you're going to be successful at any level you need to
be ruthless. The game could have been won in the first half and should have beenwon in the first ten minutes of the second half.
“Then we showed a bit of naivety and it's déjà vu from NottsCounty where the game turned.
“At half-time we spoke about being positive and I think we
were positive for the first ten or fifteen minutes of the second half but thenwe became a little bit safe.
“They got some momentum, the crowd got back in the game and
they put us on the back foot – after that we were very naïve in terms of ourdefending and our decision-making.
“We would have loved to have won and I'm as disappointed for
the fans who travelled as well as the players because there were loads ofpositives but unfortunately today a little bit of negativity too.
“We move forward now and use that as a learning experience andmotivation to go and win next week.”