Moore: Hartlepool United lacked a ‘killer touch’ in 1-0 defeat to York City

Hartlepool United manager Ronnie Moore looks on from the side line.
Hartlepool United manager Ronnie Moore looks on from the side line.

DISAPPOINTED Ronnie Moore was left deeply frustrated following Hartlepool United’s 1-0 defeat away to York City.

The defeat, courtesy of a deflected Luke Summerfield strike midway through the second half, leaves Pools third bottom in Sky Bet League Two.

They remain a point above the drop zone but the loss at Bootham Crescent was a missed opportunity in terms of pulling away from danger.

York also played the entire second half with ten men after David Winfield was sent off for a two-footed lunge on Brad Walker just before the break.

Pools dominated the possession and the chances but failed to do enough to penetrate the York back line or test Michael Ingham.

Reflecting on the defeat, Moore said: “It’s disappointing for us all.

“I couldn’t see them scoring all day and for the goal he’s ran along way and got a deflection.

“We should have upped the tempo and were too loose with our build up play.

“When we did get in there and behind then we had to have a go at them.

“There was no penetration – no killer touch and that luck we have had has gone against us.”

Moore agreed Winfield - who broke Michael Woods’ leg a month ago - should have been red carded.

He added: “The referee has done well, the defender has gone with two feet and he was involved in the Woods incident – and I’m not saying there was malice then. “But he knew what he was doing today.”

Pools were backed by more than 2,000 fans and Moore thanked them for their support ahead of the home match with Accrington Stanley on Tuesday.

He added: “It’s still in our hands, still about us, but we need to get winning games and not waste the month we have had.”