Hartlepool United caretaker manager Antony Sweeney's 'major disappointment' from 2-2 draw at Notts County
Hartlepool United caretaker manager Antony Sweeney felt his major disappointment from Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Notts County has actually shown how far the side have come.
Pools were good value for their two goal lead thanks to Gavan Holohan and Luke James at Meadow Lane before a Wes Thomas brace saw the hosts snatch a point.
But it was a failure to capitalise entirely ruthlessly that stood out as a key disappointment for Sweeney.
“The major disappointment is that we’ve worked a lot on that counter attacking play where it’s three v two waves in your overloads so driving towards the box and slipping someone in to finish is something we’ve done a lot of work on,” he said.
“If we had executed that properly when we had the chance then it would have been 3-0 and we go on to win the game comfortably.
“But I’m nitpicking there, that’s a minor issue on the whole which just shows how far we’ve come that we’re hanging our hat on that a little bit.
“I’m disappointed with the goals we’ve conceded because they were avoidable but we’ve had a little bit of luck along the way at times as well so maybe that deserted us a little bit 30 seconds before half-time.
“It was a bit of a rash decision from Ben coming out but he's done that a couple of times and got the ball well so we can’t have it both ways.
“We want him to be a sweeper keeper so we’ll have to take that.”