Dave Challinor said it was fine margins that separated Pools from 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 stages.
“That game probably epitomises what we’re like,” Challinor told Pools TV.
“We’ve done enough to win. I thought we were a bit unlucky to 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 chances.
“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.”