Craig Harrison: Hartlepool United must start producing the goods

Pools boss Craig Harrison gets his point across to his players.
Pools boss Craig Harrison gets his point across to his players.

Craig Harrison has challenged his Hartlepool United players to produce the goods in their next National League encounter.

Pools were second best as they lost out to Bromley at Hayes Lane on Saturday.

And Harrison admits it was just not good enough from his players.

“It’s frustrating. I am frustrated. Disappointed. Certainly the result was poor and the second half performance, too,” said the manager evaluating the 2-0 loss which leaves Pools in the fifth tier relegation zone after five games.

“We have done enough in the last two games but we have to be more hard to beat.
“It is no good playing for 45 minute patches.
“We have done well for one half in games and then not the other.
“Our performance on the day was just not good enough.”

Pools are yet to keep a clean sheet this season, which is a trend concerning Harrison.

And added to that his side have fallen behind in every outing.

It is something that has to end now, according to Harrison.

“We gave the opposition yet another goal when we were well and truly on top,” he said.

“We can’t keep giving teams a head start. It something that has to stop now.

“The first 35 minutes we controlled the game.

“A lad has had a shot from 35 yards and I think that is the only time they have had a shot in the whole game before they scored.

“We cannot keep doing this in games.

“That doesn’t win you points and it doesn’t win you games.”