Fraser Kerr admitted the huge frustration in the Pools
dressing room after a poor start to Wednesday night's game against Stockport
Pools were unable to recover from conceding two goals in the
first 21 minutes against The Hatters, despite a much-improved second halfshowing.
Nicke Kabamba pulled one back five minutes from the end but
it proved too little too late and Kerr insisted that Pools must learn lessons fromthe defeat and stop giving the opposition a helping hand.
“The boys are frustrated with the result,” he told Pools TV.
“We gave them a two-goal head-start in the first half throughpreventable goals.
“The Manager and Ged were going through the set-pieces
before the game telling us it was their biggest threat – and then their firstgoal is from a corner.
“We came out and played well for the most part in the second
half, put them under pressure and kept them pinned in but we couldn't get thatbreakthrough.
“I think if we had scored sooner then we could have maintainedthat pressure to claw it back and even maybe gone on to win it.
“It's so frustrating because we did play well in the second
half but we have to learn from the first half and make sure we don't give teamshead-starts like that.
“The dressing room we have and the players that we have, we shouldbe going on runs like our five unbeaten a few weeks back.
“Wednesday is done now though – all we can do is take the positives out of the second half performance and make sure we start the game in that manner on Saturday.”