Date: 12th October 2014 at 6:19pm
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Manager Paul Tisdale has stayed pretty philosophical following our two one defeat to Hartlepool United yesterday.

Speaking to the Official Site Tisdale admitted that he was obviously disappointed with the loss, but he admitted that whilst we weren’t at our best and we lacked the spark that we needed, he couldn’t really criticise the efforts of the team during the game.

‘I’m disappointed with the scoreline, of course. I’m philosophical about it – Hartlepool worked very hard and a simple purpose about what they tried to do, which on its day can work out for them, so well played to them.’

Tisdale goes on to say that he felt in the first half though our passing, possession play and the way we controlled the game was ‘as near as good as you’ll get’ but unfortunately during that spell we couldn’t get our noses in front and make it count and he admits at half time he said to the players that the first goal would be key and instead of it coming for us, within a couple of minutes of the restart it came for them and then it was a battle for us to try and get back into it.

Pointing to international duty and the injuries we have the gaffer also asked the question of whether it was any wonder that at points we were tired and disjointed in our play as the second period went on, because he admits the way the week has panned out has again hardly been the best preparation for the game and he worried it would catch up with us, and ultimately he did but he understands why we didn’t have that spark and he’s not going to criticise for it, we’ll just do our best to prepare better for the next one, rest up appropriately and do our best to be better at the next time of asking.

The main frustration is all excuses aside, the fact we will play better, he still knows we had enough chances and enough of the ball to have come out with a different result, and as much as that may be a positive, it’s a disappointment in itself because we couldn’t make it happen.