HARTLEPOOL United’s players felt the wrath of manager Dave Challinor for the first time after they lost at Woking.

Pools led thanks to Gime Toure’s 12th goal of the season, the striker netting confidently from the spot.

But they gifted the home side two second-half goals to suffer a first league defeat under Challinor.

The manager told BBC Tees: “We are disappointed after going in front. We had to say some harsh words, they were true words. We controlled the game for 65 minutes and came out with nothing because of poor decision making, poor goals. It’s a theme which needs to change.

“Fingers are pointed at goalkeepers and defenders for that, but they are not solely responsible. But you should take personal responsibility to keep it out of the net.

“You have to recognise when you are in front, you do your job defensively and pick passes and counter attack.

“Goals change games, the second from their point of view was a brilliant one, but when you concede you always pick holes in it.

“The players sit there and say nothing – you want them to be giving it to each other a bit because they need expectations themselves.

“People will tell people what they really feel and it can be seen as an insult and it comes back to them. It’s a difficult one.’’

Toure’s penalty arrived after Jack Cook fouled Luke James in the area.

Their advantage was seemingly cancelled out in first-half injury time as Kane Ferdinand headed home, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Jake Hyde equalised for the home side after 66 minutes and Dave Tarpey finished Pools off with 12 minutes remaining with a fine individual goal, netting from distance.

Pools almost recorded another 2-2 draw, as Michael Raynes headed a Nicky Featherstone corner against the bar with the last touch of the game.

Ahead of Tuesday’s FA Cup replay with Exeter, Challinor added: “The frustration is there’s loads of positive from today, but we have to come out of it with a win. If we drew I would be disappointed and we have to be better.

“We conceded from a long throw and Dave Tarpey is a goalscorer who scored a great goal for them.

“We nearly got a draw at the end, hitting the bar and deserved it, but I would still be disappointed how the game turned around. You have to be out there and be willing to get hurt to win games.

“I’ve pointed the finger in the dressing room and there’s people who could do more to ensure we come away with a win.’’

POOLS: Killip, Richardson, Raynes, Kerr, Kitching, Mafuta (Hamilton 81), Featherstone, Hawkes (Kabmaba 86), Donaldson, James, Toure. Subs (not used): Crichlow-Noble, Kennedy, Hamilton, Kabamba, Muir.