We Deserved To Win The Game – Hignett

Craig Hignett, Hartlepool United

Craig Hignett was left frustrated after seeing his side forced to settle for a point against AFC Fylde despite holding a two-goal lead at Victoria Park on Tuesday night.

Two stunning strikes from former Fylde front man Gime Toure put Pools in the driving seat but Hignett and the crowd were left stunned as the visitors scored twice in as many minutes to salvage a draw.

“They’re a really good side who keep the ball well but our gameplan worked to a tee,” Hignett told Pools TV.

“They were two great finishes from Gime but, if I am being critical, we needed to be more clinical because we had loads of chances where we got in but didn’t pick the right pass.

“It’s two points dropped really. As much as they had a lot of the ball, we’ve created all the best chances so it’s disappointing but there are things to build on.

“It’s the worst thing for a manager because I feel like we deserved to win the game; the lads had a right good go but we couldn’t quite get over the line and get the three points.

“We will learn from it though. We have to just kill the game and be more clinical but the little things are costing us and every mistake we make is being punished.

“We had to patch it up and we had to change the system but there were still lads playing tonight who were really struggling so a mention needs to go to them for getting through it.”

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