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Hartlepool boss perplexed and angered after Aldershot score twice in 43 seconds to win

Hartlepool United boss John Askey has been left perplexed and angered after opponents Aldershot Town score twice in 43 seconds to win.

The Shots completed a stunning late comeback, sealing three points to climb up to 8th in the National League table, with Pools falling to 11th.

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe had put Hartlepool ahead and were on course to claim their an away win with an acrobatic effort from a Nicky Featherstone corner on 58 minutes.

However, the hosts hit back by netting twice in three minutes, Kwame Thomas coming off the bench to level the scoreline with 11 minutes left remaining on the clock, before Thomas sent Josh Stokes clear to send the home fans wild.

Hartlepool United boss John Askey said to BBC Radio Tees, as per Hartlepool Mail:

“I don’t think you can pick the bones out of it, I’m just furious how we’ve ended up losing the game,” Askey explained to BBC Radio Tees.

“The first half we weren’t good enough. The second half we came out and played a bit better, got the goal and had opportunities to make it more, which we didn’t take.

“But the goals we gave away are horrendous again. It comes down to individual mistakes.

“There was nothing wrong, I don’t think, with the team shape, it just beggars belief how we managed to do what we’ve done.”

Askey continued: “It just seems as though when we get on the pitch we’re bottling it. I don’t know why.

“We’ve seen at times where they look good players, and then other times you just wonder whether it’s the same player.

“The big thing today was the manner of the goals we’ve conceded. It just shouldn’t have happened.

“The first goal we should clear into their half of the pitch and we’re trying to pass it under pressure, there’s no need to when we’re one up.

“Giving the ball away in that position put them in and the second goal is just horrendous. How you can do what we’ve done there I just don’t know. I can’t ever remember a team doing that.

“It’s the simplest thing. The majority of people who play football wouldn’t do that, at all levels I’m talking about, not just the professional level. It just beggars belief. I can’t believe what happened. Things like that shouldn’t happen.

“We cannot keep conceding goals like that. So it’s really disappointing.”

Twitter users reacted with the Hartlepool boss perplexed and angered after Aldershot score twice in 43 seconds to win…

@ShotInTheDark92: Inject this into my veins 💉

@borrasmb: this team under tommy widdrington are something else! such a refreshing team after the last few years 🔴🔵 #COYS

@TweetOfWill: Blink and you’ll miss it

@Rdh95068251: ….keep it going Shots 👍🔴🔵

@007claw: Amazing day in the office

@CharlieATFC: That is ridiculous 🤣🤣

@guyblackman_: Love this team ❤️💙

@HiccupEU: 43 seconds 😱 1-0 down to 2-1 up in no time at all, this team is truly special! I cannot tell you the amount of times i have watched this back via my own footage, one of the craziest things I have ever witnessed at a football game 😍 #theshots

@bnolan_10: Still can’t remember how I ended up on the floor 😭 UTS 🔴🔵

@_lxurennnn: a long way for hartlepool to go to combust in 43 seconds 😂😂

@ScanlonLouis: Shots are the best thing about my weekend again. It’s been a while

@jimmy_g87: The whole 2-3 minute sequence was mad. Haji goes agonisingly close forcing the corner. Harfield corner cleared, cross cleared, third time’s the charm = goal. Header>Tolaj>Thomas>Stokes goal, simple.

@jimmy_g87: Absolutely love this. 80th minute 1-1 Could be forgiven for celebrating, but no, fully focused on getting the game restarted because This team is growing, this team is determined to win. They had 10-15 minutes to win the game, no one was expecting 43 seconds.

@HayleyATFC: Still can’t get over this….. unbelievable ❤️💙🔥

@lewiswray: Look at that! Not one thought in any players mind about celebrating at 1-1, mindset was to get a winner and it paid off sooner than they could think🤌

@jackdboswell: One of the greatest 43 seconds of my life so far 😍

@RobShot66: To rehash the old Brian Clough saying…. “It only takes a minute to score two goals!” ❤️💙⚽️⚽️


@Dan_Aldershot: F*****g beautiful. Up the Shots!

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