We Didn’t Do Enough – Challinor

Dave Challinor, Sutton United v Hartlepool United

Dave Challinor felt his side didn’t do enough to try and claim all three points after getting back on level terms during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Sutton United.

The Pools boss was left disappointed by the scoreline in the end given the nature of Pools’ chase for the National League play-off places despite taking a point away from home at Gander Green Lane.

“It was definitely a fair result,” Challinor told Pools TV.

“But I am disappointed because I don’t think we did enough.

“Maybe three or four months ago, coming here and getting a point would be a good result but the situation we’re in at the minute we need to win games.

“It was a case of throwing caution to the wind and you’d rather win or lose than draw at the moment and I don’t think we looked like a team desperate to win.

“It was poor start to the game and a mistake so we had to move on from that and we did create some opportunities – and we should score but we haven’t.

“Once we got the goal back I wanted us to go and really throw the kitchen sink at it – and if we draw or are beaten then I would have no problem even though I hate losing – but I don’t think we did that.

“We will have to look at the reasons for that but we take the point and games are starting to run out so with what we’ve got left we need to start winning now.”