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We Handed Them A Head-Start - Kerr

10 October 2019

Club News

We Handed Them A Head-Start - Kerr

10 October 2019

Fraser Kerr admitted the huge frustration in the Pools

dressing room after a poor start to Wednesday night's game against Stockport

County cost them dear at Edgeley Park.

Pools were unable to recover from conceding two goals in the

first 21 minutes against The Hatters, despite a much-improved second half


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 from

the 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 first

goal 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 that


“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 teams

head-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.”

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