Hartlepool United 1 Plymouth Argyle 1: Match ratings, Walker/ Harrison are stars

Great save: Joe Fryer. Picture by FRANK REID
Great save: Joe Fryer. Picture by FRANK REID

MATCH RATINGS

Pools (4-1-4-1)

Joe Fryer: A couple of good early saves to keep Plymouth at bay set up an excellent debut. No chance with goal. 7

Kenton Richardson: It appeared bleak when skinned early on but after that looked the part. Very composed. 7

Brad Walker: First start at centre-half but seems a natural there. Named man of the match and hard to disagree. 8

Scott Harrison: Looks more and more like the old Scotty, absolutely relished the task. 8

Sean Kavanagh: A little like Richardson, he got 'done' early doors but thereafter did very well against the dangerous Jake Jervis. 7

Nicky Featherstone: Didn't put a foot wrong in the centre, always available. 7

Rhys Oates: First league goal of the season and not a bad game to get it in. Largely on right where he gave his customary shift. 7

Michael Woods: Continued where he left off at Luton, terrific energy, forever trying to take Pools forward. 7

Lewis Alessandra: He too carried on from Kenilworth Road, bright on ball, much more like it from the ex-PIlgrim. 7

Nathan Thomas: Largely on the left but gained an assist when he was on the right side. Would be great to see him getting at defenders more. 7

Padraig Amond: Didn't get a sight at the away goal but still made his contribution, doing loads of chasing down. 7

SUBS

Andrew Nelson (for Thomas 84): Unlucky to come off injured just minutes after going on. N/A

Lewis Hawkins (for Nelson 88): Aided Pools in a good stoppage time rally. N/A

Unused Subs: Bartlett, Martin, Hawkes, Smith

Goal: Oates 27

Booked: Harrison 54

Plymouth (4-2-3-1): McCormick, Threlkeld, Sokolik, Bradley, Sawyer, Songo'o (Donaldson 71), Fox, Jervis (Spencer 60), Carey (Blissett 84), Kennedy, Taylor

Unused Subs: Dorel, Tanner, Bulvitis, Slew

Goal: Kennedy 76

Booked: Threlkeld 29, Taylor 66, Fox 68

Referee: Andy Haines (Sunderland). Got the main decisions/ cards right. 6

Attendance: 3,684 (away 426)