Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor 'frustrated and angry' following Gavan Holohan's red card in 2-1 defeat against Barnet

Dave Challinor admits he is ‘frustrated and angry’ with Hartlepool United midfielder Gavan Holohan following his red card in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Barnet.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 6:57 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 2:54 pm
Gavan Holohan of Hartlepool United during the Vanarama National League match between Barnet and Hartlepool United at The Hive, Edgware on Saturday 1st February 2020. (Credit: Jacques Feeney | MI News)

Holohan was shown a second yellow card just a few minutes into the second half with the score at 0-0.

Goals from Paul McCallum and Simeon Akinola either side of a Dan Sweeney own goal saw The Bees emerge with three points at The Hive.

But Challinor did point to the sending off as a potential turning point in the game.

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“It’s an honest mistake but it’s a stupid mistake don’t get me wrong,” he said.

“Gav has apologised in there and is obviously gutted. We’d spoken at half time to him with him being on a yellow which makes it even more galling.

“I’m frustrated and angry with him but he’s an honest lad and he’ll give everything and he knows more than anyone that while he hasn’t let everybody down, he’s made a mistake which has made it difficult for us to win a game of football.

“I’m not going to castigate him or do anything like that, it happens and he’ll hopefully learn from it with the experience he’s got and other people will learn that when you go down to 10 men it becomes very difficult to win games of football.

“Overall, I think we deserved something from the game but we conceded poor goals and the conditions were very difficult for both teams. I’m angry and disappointed but there are still plenty of positives.”