Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor frustrated with 2-2 draw at Yeovil Town as fine margins prove crucial once again

Dave Challinor felt it was another two points dropped for Hartlepool United following their 2-2 draw against 10-man Yeovil Town but is still looking on the positive side.

Saturday, 18th January 2020, 6:46 pm
Updated Saturday, 18th January 2020, 6:46 pm
Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor congratulates Peter Kioso of Hartlepool United at the final whistle during the Vanarama National League match between Yeovil Town and Hartlepool United at Huish Park, Yeovil on Saturday 18th January 2020. (Credit: Paul Paxford | MI News & Sport)
Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor congratulates Peter Kioso of Hartlepool United at the final whistle during the Vanarama National League match between Yeovil Town and Hartlepool United at Huish Park, Yeovil on Saturday 18th January 2020. (Credit: Paul Paxford | MI News & Sport)

Headers in either half from Peter Kioso and Gus Mafuta cancelled out Matthew Worthington and Charlie Lee’s strikes respectively as the spoils were shared at Huish Park.

Rhys Murphy was shown a straight red card with Yeovil leading 2-1 before Pools drew level.

“The manner of how draws happen will dictate whether the feeling is it’s another point on the board or we’re disappointed not to have got three,” Challinor said.

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“If I’d been offered to be unbeaten in two away games at Dover and Yeovil, I would have taken it a few weeks ago.

“We could have had six points which is frustrating, but we’re unbeaten. The pressure is on us now to win on Saturday and then all of a sudden eight points from four games is a good return.

“We are disappointed because we gave so much to the game and with the chances we had, we should be going away with three points.

“The bigger frustration is obviously the goals conceded. We were unfortunate to be behind at half time because we were frustrating Yeovil and being a threat ourselves but we can’t concede the goals we’ve conceded.

“The difference between us and Yeovil and where we are in the league is that they take their chance to go 2-1 up and we get the same sort of chance soon after half-time and don’t take it, those are the fine margins.”