Ronnie Moore gave Hartlepool United debuts to new loan signings Kal Naismith and Mikael Mandron against Leyton Orient.
Portsmouth midfielder Naismith replaced Rhys Oates wide on the right with Sunderland striker Mandron coming in for the injured Billy Paynter.
They were two of three changes Moore made to his starting XI at Victoria Park.
The third saw Carl Magnay coming in and skippering the side on his return from the FA’s six-game suspension.
Scott Harrison returned to the squad but had to be content with a place on the bench after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Pools: Carson, Duckworth, Jackson, Bates, Carroll, Oyenuga, Gray, Magnay, Naismith, Fenwick, Mandron.
Subs: Bartlett, Jones, Harrison, Featherstone, Woods, Oates, Bingham.
Leyton Orient: Grainger, Clohessy, Dunne, Baudry, Shaw, Prichard, James, Payne, Marquis, Palmer, Simpson
Subs: Sargeant, Turcott, Kashket, Moncur, Semedo
Referee: Paul Tierney