COLIN Cooper felt his Hartlepool United side had done enough to get something from the defeat at Plymouth Argyle.
But he was left frustrated with his side’s inability to do more when they had the ball in the final third at Home Park.
Goals from Marvin Morgan after 14 minutes and a Nathan Thomas strike on the counter-attack in the 77th secured the three points for John Sheridan’s Argyle side.
Jonathan Franks missed a glorious chance to equalise when one-on-one with keeper Luke McCormick just before half-time.
Defeat saw Pools slip to second-bottom in Sky Bet League Two.
“We did enough to get something from the game,” said Cooper.
“We had plenty of the ball but didn’t do enough with it and with chances when they come your way, you have to score.
“It wasn’t for the want to trying, but when you are one-on-one with the goalkeeper that chance has to end up in the back of the net.
“To go in at 1-1, I would have been very confident of coming away with three points.
“Then we had to press and create things – which we did – but the final bit just wasn’t good enough and we got caught on the counter attack.”
After the game Cooper confirmed loan duo Scott Harrison and Charlie Wyke are set to see their loan deals extended for a further two months, from Sunderland and Middlesbrough respectively.
Meanwhile, Stuart Parnaby missed the game with a knee injury and Cooper couldn’t put a timescale on when he would return.
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