Hartlepool United boss left ‘scratching his head’

Paul Murray
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PAUL Murray was left “scratching his head” after seeing his side throw away three points at home to fellow strugglers York City.

Pools had taken the lead through Scott Fenwick in the 27th minute but three goals in the space of 10 second-half minutes gifted the Minstermen all three points.

The result left Pools bottom of Sky Bet League Two, six points adrift of safety, while York moved up a place to fifth-bottom after the 3-1 win.

Murray said: “I am scratching my head and will be all weekend as to how we lost that.

“I wasn’t happy with the way we started both halves, the second especially.

“We grew into the game though and first half we played some of the best football I have seen.

“We had chances to score more. Scott Fenwick did well to get his goal but had other chances.

“You always worry when you don’t take chances, what will happen.

“We went in at half-time 1-0 up and I said you cannot start the second the way we did the first.

“Within 15 minutes they had scored three goals.”

Right-back Michael Duckworth hobbled off towards the end of the second-half with a groin problem.

Murray confirmed that he would be assessed early next week.

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