Hartlepool Utd 4 Crewe 0: Player ratings

Lewis Alessandra opens the scoring
Lewis Alessandra opens the scoring

Pools stormed to a thumping win against Crewe tonight. Here are the player ratings.

Joe Fryer: Two great saves in the second half from Jordan Bowery at vital times. 7

Kenton Richardson: Another match when the youngster warmed into it as the contest wore on. Some great work down the right ahead of third goal. 7

Brad Walker: The club’s man of the match, again, and hard to disagree, another superb display. 8

Scott Harrison: If there was anyone pushing Walker for the accolade it was his central defensive partner. Commanding. 8

Liam Donnelly: Part of a solid back-four effort in the second half. 6

Nicky Featherstone: Quality display in the middle, with a nice range of passing. 6

Michael Woods: Not at his best in the first half but upped his game in the second to help Pools take control. 6

Lewis Alessandra: Third start in midfield and what a night with two excellent finishes, some neat play too. 7

Rhys Oates: Had an assist for opening goal and worked socks off and put in a good block late on. 6

Louis Rooney: Tough evening up top for the on-loan striker, got no service and was subbed on the hour. 5

Nathan Thomas: Loads of shots but none on target until injury time when he scored from a near impossible angle. 7

SUBS

Padraig Amond (for Rooney 61): Brilliant goal which put Pools on the way to victory. Great skill. 7

Lewis Hawkins (for Oates 90): N/A

Josh Hawkes (for Woods 90): Nice to see youngster get on field. N/A

Unused Subs: Adam Bartlett, James Martin,Connor Smith

Goals: Alessandra 45, 85; Amond 71; Thomas 90

Booked: Oates 88

Crewe: Garratt, Turton, Ray, Nugent, Bakayogo (Ng 74), Cooke, Jones, Bingham, Kiwomya (Kirk 74), Bowery, Cooper (Ainley 74)

Unused Subs: Richards, Wintle, Pickering, Finney

Booked: Bakayogo 69, Nugent 85

Referee: Richard Clark

Att: 3,043 (away 95)