Date: 29th January 2014 at 10:25pm
Written by:

Hartlepool allowed a lead to slip as they failed to build on their weekend win at AFC Wimbledon, which was looking likely until 15-minutes from time.

Two goals in two-minutes saw Wimbledon come from behind to beat Pools 2-1 at Kingsmeadow on Tuesday night.

Colin Cooper was pleased with how his side played but knows fans don’t remember “nice football” is it comes in a defeat and was disappointed that more of the chances that came Pools’ way weren’t successfully converted into goals as he knows that his side had more than enough chances to have killed off the hosts.

The Pools boss said: ‘The disappointing thing is their goalkeeper had all the saves to make other than early in the second half.

‘Other than that first goal, we also had enough to finish the game off and allowed them to ease their way back into a game that was a million miles away.

‘We played nice football – the sort I want to play. But our supporters will go away and not remember that.

‘It was a bombardment and they admitted they were looking to do that and put us under pressure. As the pressure mounts, you make decisions that aren’t the right ones.’

Luke James had headed Pools ahead but two goals, late in the second half, from Will Antwi and Danny Hylton turned the game around.

Usually when Hartlepool go in front they hold that lead, Cooper is looking for that to return and winning ways to become a habit again.

He added: ‘The only thing we said is when we get our noses in front we win games – this time we got in front and got pegged back.

‘Hopefully that feeling won’t leave the players and we will get back to winning games.’

This site is looking for bloggers, so if a fan can offer us a genuine opinion from someone that supports them we would love to share it with the masses!

To email your own unique article/blog for publishing