‘Gutted’ Hartlepool ace Scott Fenwick haunted by miss

MISS: Scott Fenwick goes close in the last few seconds for Hartlepool against Accrington Stanley. Picture by FRANK REID

MISS: Scott Fenwick goes close in the last few seconds for Hartlepool against Accrington Stanley. Picture by FRANK REID

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SCOTT Fenwick endured a sleepless night after missing a gilt-edged chance to snatch all three points for Hartlepool United.

With the game tied at 1-1 in added-on time, Neil Austin swung a cross towards the back post but somehow the 24-year-old lofted his effort high over the bar.

GUTTED: Scott Fenwick

GUTTED: Scott Fenwick

It was a chance Fenwick would usually put away with aplomb but he was left face down in the turf with frustration instead.

The former Dunston striker came on at half-time as Ronnie Moore looked to inject some intent and passion into his nervous players.

And it worked, with Fenwick leading the line well alongside Jordan Hugill.

But he was left to rue that glorious chance late on.

“I am beating myself up because those are the chances that I thrive on but I caught it too well,” admitted Fenwick.

“I was so disappointed afterwards because I get a lot of my goals from that position.

“I expect to put that in and just saw it rise, I was gutted.

“I won’t stop thinking about it and probably won’t sleep properly, plus my dad will batter me for it!

“It bobbled and just bounced in front of me.

“It hit the inside of my boot and went over.”

Fenwick admitted he was desperate to score to get one over on Liverpool loanee Lloyd Jones, who played centre back for Stanley last night.

He added: “Their centre-half fancied himself a bit so I thought If I could get in his head, I could wind him up.

“If you get inside his head then he is more interested in telling you how much money he is on and that he plays for Liverpool.

“At the end, he lost me at the back post and I just wish I could have put it in.”

Despite the disappointment of that missed chance late on, Fenwick said his Hartlepool team-mates would have to be satisfied with the point.

It keeps them out of the bottom two, with Tranmere Rovers losing at Mansfield Town, though Cheltenham Town won at home to Cambridge.

“Everyone will take a point, it is better than nothing at the stage we are at,” added confident Fenwick

“And we are still out of the bottom two.

“It was just a shame the way we started the match because the first half was just like York away, side to side, no tempo and nothing going forward.

“There was nobody smashing into people to get that tempo up – that is what you need because we are fighting for our lives.”