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
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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


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)