'We gave ourselves a mountain to climb' - Craig Hignett reacts to Hartlepool United's point at Aldershot

Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett.
Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett.

Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett believes his players need to stop giving themselves a National League mountain to climb.

Pools rescued a late point at Aldershot, which relegated their hosts to the National League South, courtesy of Gavan Holohan on his full debut for the club.

Hignett thinks the draw was a fair result, but he also thinks his players need to start learning lessons from their mistakes.

The boss thinks scoring first, rather than having to chase every game, would be a start.

"I think a draw is a fair result," said the manager after the 1-1 draw at the EBB Stadium.

"In the first half we were alright. We conceded a goal and gave ourselves a bit of a mountain to climb. We are conceding too many goals first - I think if we score first here today we win the game comfortably.

"The lads kept plugging away, played some decent stuff and I thought we were in control of the game.

"We created a lot of chances but did not take them, so it was a relief when Gav got his goal.

"I actually thought we would go on and win it after that but it wasn't to be."