MAIL MERIT MARKS: Pools v Swindon

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Flinders 7 – One fantastic first-half save from Ritchie and did what he had to with minimum fuss

Austin 6 – Much better and back to his dependable self

Collins 7 – Needed a response after last week and he provided it with strong display

Hartley 6 – Had done so well until concession of penalty

Horwood 6 – Steady at the back and set-piece deliveries were dangerous

Monkhouse 8 – Switched to the right and it suited, was at the heart of everything good going forward. MOM

Walton 6 – Recovered in the second half to put in admirable shift as Pools held on

Sweeney 6 – Saw the uglier side of his game, winning tackles and stealing possession

Franks 6 – The assists will come if he carries on delivering balls like he did on Saturday

Poole 6 – Was bright first half and had chances before fading. Needs more games.

Howard 6 – So unlucky with second-half header and did well throughout in the air

Subs

James 5 – Played his part as Pools saw home their point

Luscombe – On 84

Baldwin – On 90