Boss Harrison Left Angered By Pools' Early Trophy Exit

Craig Harrison didn’t hold back following Hartlepool United’s disappointing FA Trophy defeat at lower league Workington.

Scott Allison’s late goal was enough for the Northern Premier League side whilst Pools ended the game with ten man after Lewis Hawkins’ second yellow card in stoppage time.

All in all, it was a miserable afternoon in Cumbria for Harrison’s men and they fall at the first hurdle in the FA Trophy.

“I think there’s a mixture of emotions there but more so anger than anything else,” Harrison told Pools PlayerHD.

“It’s been a battle, a proper cup tie if you like with a lower league club and we haven’t gone out there and won the battle.

“We’ve conceded a late goal which was a poor goal again, and we could probably replicate that four or five times this season. A mistake, and it’s cost us again.

“There are no excuses, sometimes it’s not about ability and being a better team, it’s just about rolling your sleeves up and having some balls and a bit of heart.

“The players are an honest bunch and it’s been a quite angry and emotional dressing room in there.”

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