WITH Storm Erik dropping copious amounts of rain, Pool played last Saturday's West Yorkshire League Division One match against Kirk Deighton on their riverside pitch.

The storm's strong winds did not help matters, as Pool went down to a 4-0 defeat.

Yet again, despite a perfectly sound performance, Pool have nothing to show for their efforts.

They need to turn the tide quickly and not feel sorry for themselves as pivotal decisions by a referee cost them for the second consecutive match.

This time, having gone a goal early in the second half, Jamie Algar was clearly pushed to the ground in the opposition penalty area but no penalty was given.

Two minutes later, a long ball out of the Kirk Deighton defence found their only player in the Pool half.

The off-side was not given, the player ran on. Pool's captain, Jordan Wagstaff eventually stopped him unfairly, resulting in a penalty and a red card.

Down a goal and a player, Pool did their best to get back into the match, but Deighton took advantage of this, exploiting the inevitable gaps at the back to score twice more.

Despite their disappointment, Pool need to look at the real reason for their results, which is failing to put away their chances.

They are well capable of doing this, so just need to continue with the same determination and spirit.

Pool Sports and Social Club will host an 80's Theme Night on Saturday, February 16.

Fancy dress is encouraged for the event, which starts at 7.30pm and will go until late.