Cambridge United 0 Hartlepool United 1: Match ratings and stats after great Pools away win

Pools celebrate Michael Woods's winner. Picture by ANDREW ROE
Pools celebrate Michael Woods's winner. Picture by ANDREW ROE

MATCH RATINGS

POOLS

Joe Fryer: The keeper had little to do but what he did, he did with confidence, coming a long way to punch clear late on. 6

Kenton Richardson: Had a difficult opening period against Harrison Dunk but grew, as always, as the match went on. 7

Scott Harrison: Outstanding at the heart of the defence, didn't put a head or foot wrong, including a header off the line. 8

Brad Walker: Magnificent return from injury. Produced a superbly-timed tackle on Lewis in the last minute of injury time as the U's threatened. 8

Liam Donnelly: Made one excellent late block to concede a corner and solid throughout. 7

NIcky Featherstone: Not for the first time, the skipper made Pools tick in the middle of the park. 8

Michael Woods: More advanced than his midfield role on Saturday and got his reward with a superbly-taken winner. 8

Lewis Alessandra: Had a big part in the Woods goal and looked assured throughout in the middle of the park. 7

Nathan Thomas: Seemed to be the most likely away scorer and had a number of attempts. Produced some good defensive cover. 7

Rhys Oates: One of the bright spots in a dull first half but was unlucky he had to hobble off with a thigh problem. 6

Padraig Amond: Ran himself into the ground up top and laid the ball on a plate so well for Woods to score. 7

SUB:

Nicky Deverdics (for Oates 33): Resembled Terry Butcher when he needed his head bandaged and was clattered for the home sending off. Played a full part in the win. 7

Subs not used: Bartlett, Martin, Hawkes, Hawkins, Orrell, Rooney.

Goal: Woods 63

Booked: Richardson 31, Woods 61, Alessandra 84, Thomas 86

Cambridge: Norris, Wharton, Halliday, Legge, Dunk (Maris 59), Mingoia, Dunne (Lewis 60), Clark, Berry, Carroll, McDonagh (Elito 46).

Subs not used: Roberts, Williamson, Taylor, Gregory

Sent-off: Clark 71

Referee: Dean Whitestone

Att: 3,824 (away 102)