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We Should Have Won It - Challinor

18 January 2020

Club News

We Should Have Won It - Challinor

18 January 2020

Dave Challinor said it was fine margins that separated Poolsfrom all three points during the 2-2 draw with Yeovil Town at Huish Park.

Pools twice came from behind in an encounter which swung in

their favour early in the second half when Town striker Rhys Murphy was

sent-off for an off-the-ball incident with his side leading 2-1.

Not long afterwards Gus Mafuta nodded Pools level before

they went on to create a handful of decent opportunities to win it in the closing


“That game probably epitomises what we're like,” Challinortold Pools TV.

“We've done enough to win. I thought we were a bit unluckyto be behind in the first half but we've conceded two very poor goals again.

“The game is about moments and at the start of the second

half we had a chance for Gavan Holohan which was a copy of the chance which got

them 2-1 in front but we didn't take it and they did.

“Football is decided on moments and on ruthlessness and detail

– and Yeovil have probably been better at that over the course of the season

which is why they are where they are in the table and why we're sat where we are.

“When they went down to ten men I still wanted us to play

forward but for five or ten minutes we didn't do that – once we made the chance

and went a bit more expansive and open we moved the ball well and had good


“With twenty minutes left we had three good chances in the penalty

area and you have to take one of them then we're coming away with three points

and a very good result.

“If a few weeks ago someone had offered me coming away to Dover and Yeovil and remaining unbeaten then I would have taken it – but what we have to do now is make sure we win next Saturday.”

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