Hartlepool 2 Salford City 0: How the players rated

Goalscorers Mikael Mandron and Scott Fenwick
Goalscorers Mikael Mandron and Scott Fenwick

Hartlepool squeaked into the third round of the FA Cup after edging out Salford City 2-0 in extra time of their replay at Victoria Park. But who were the better players?

Carl Magnay: Switched to right-back in place of the injured Michael Duckworth but was forced off injured late on 5

Matthew Bates: Worked hard in face of a lot of Salford pressure 6

Adam Jackson: Same as Bates but conceded needless free-kicks on edge of own area which could have been costly 5

Jake Carroll: One great cross in second half which forwards did not attack. Hasd a lot of defending to do and did it well 5

Rhys Oates: Super cross for Fenwick’s goal but otherwise very quiet 6

Nicky Featherstone: Tried to prompt Pools from the middle of the park but found himself pushed back by Salford pressure. Did well in extra-time 6

Jake Gray: One of the midfielder’s least effective displays 5

Connor Smith: Made a bright start and tried to get at away defence. Didn’t get into game after break and was subbed 6

Rakish Bingham: Lost the ball a lot. Struggled against the Salford centre-backs 5

Scott Fenwick: Failed to make impression for the 90 minutes but led the line well in extra-time. Great headed finish 6

Substitutes

Brad Walker (for Gray 66): One of better performers, set-up match-sealing second goal 6

Mikael Mandron (for Smith 66): Struggled (like the rest of the players) but super volley to seal the place in round three 5

Scott Harrison (for Magnay 85): Skinned straight away by Allen but after that solid as a rock and positive going forward 6

Unused subs: Bartlett, Richards, Woods, Oyenuga.

Goals: Scott Fenwick, Mikael Mandron

Booked: Magnay, Bates

Salford City: J Lynch, C Lynch, O’Halloran, Stopforth, Howson, Dawson, Hardcastle (Mwasile 105), Burton, Webber (Allen 77), Hulme, Poole (Seddon 82).

Unused subs: Giverin, Clark, Kebbie, Dootson.

Goals: None

Booked: Stopforth, O’Halloran.

Referee: J Simpson

Attendance: 4354 (352 away)