Dave Challinor taking the positives from Hartlepool United's disappointing 2-2 draw at Ebbsfleet United

Dave Challinor insists he’ll be taking the positives, of which they were plenty, from Hartlepool United’s 2-2 draw at Ebbsfleet United on Saturday afternoon.

Monday, 18th November 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Monday, 18th November 2019, 6:00 am
Dave Challinor on the touchline. (Credit: Gareth Williams)
Dave Challinor on the touchline. (Credit: Gareth Williams)

For the second time in as many National League away matches, Pools have led 2-0 before being pegged back to a 2-2 draw.

And it’s something Challinor wants to put right quickly ahead of his first full week on the training ground.

“You’re disappointed but you have to take the positives,” he said.

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“You analyse it and I don’t think the players were overconfident but it has to be a learning environment so we have to look at ourselves. It’s happened twice now in the last month in two away games.

“You could look at the decisive moments in the Notts County game too with the chances at 2-0.

“Similar things have happened and we need to learn from that because we can’t keep shooting ourselves in the foot, if we do then ultimately over the course of the season it will cost us too many points and we won’t become the team we want to be by being successful and getting out of this league.

“In normal circumstances, that result would ruin my whole week but experience tells me we’ve got to move on because there’s lots to work on and lots of positives to take.

“The players deserve their day off on Monday but we’ll have a good week training next week before we can hopefully go and show our home supporters that we’re moving forward and looking to pick up three points against Boreham Wood.”