Date: 1st February 2016 at 10:24am
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Manager Ronnie Moore has bemoaned more mistakes following the weekend’s defeat to Exeter City.

Hosting Paul Tisdale’s boys at The Vic on Saturday, Hartlepool fell to another loss and this time two nil, and despite the manager being pleased with the way we started brightly in the game, it was a case of different day…same old…by full time.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference a frustrated manager explained.

‘We started the game at a high tempo without creating too many chances but then we huffed and puffed and I thought there was nothing in the first half really. But we were caught sloppy from a call in and the lad gets a free header and it doesn`t matter how well you play if you can`t defend crosses into the box.’

Moore went on to praise Nathan Thomas for his performance on the day.

‘When Nathan Thomas played, I thought he was a constant threat for us and if he is in a wide position, going past the full back time and time then the striker has to be on the front foot.’

The gaffer also felt we were lacking a ‘natural goalscorer’ and had we had one out on the pitch, he thinks we’d have taken the victory.

‘I think if we`d had a natural goalscorer in there today, we`d have won the game because they`ve only had one chance in the second half and we`ve been attack attack attack without really testing the keeper. I think the tempo we had for that 35 – 40 minutes in the second half was a positive, we were at them but if you don`t defend crosses then you`re not going to win games. We have to cut that out.’

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