POOL matched a high-flying Glasshoughton Rock in all departments, but a mad ten-minute spell cost them in a 4-2 home defeat on Saturday.

There were chances for both teams in the early stages, but Pool then gifted the visitors a chance to score, which they gladly took.

A second goal followed, and then a powerful shot from Pool's Harry Higgins reduced the deficit to one before another bad mistake let Glasshoughton in again to restore their two-goal cushion. All four goals happened in the space of ten minutes.

When Glasshoughton added a fourth before the interval, Pool, having played some excellent football in the first half, knew that if they continued to avoid silly mistakes they were in with a chance.

That is exactly what they did with good moves down both flanks. Youngsters Jack Farrimond, Ryan Firth, and Harry Norris were all heavily involved. Older heads at the back, Ian Noble and James Carroll, in front of newly signed keeper Steve Dickinson ensured a solid defence.

Some desperate defending from Glasshoughton kept Pool out, but ultimately, Josh Waite rounded off a fine performance with a strike from distance to pull a goal back.

l Pool Reserves gained their second point of the season with a 1-1 draw at Brighouse OB Reserves.