Match ratings: How did Hartlepool United's players rate against Blackpool?

Rhys Oates.

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Hartlepool United were edged out on home turf yet again, this time by visitors Blackpool.

But how did the Pools players rate in the 1-0 loss at the Northern Gas & Power Stadium?

Here we take a look...

Pools XI (4-3-3)

Trevor Carson - One fantastic stop to deny Vassell. Could do little about the goal... 8

Liam Donnelly - Solid enough show in going forward and at the back... 6

Matthew Bates - Won virtually everything that came his way.... 7

Scott Harrison - Another decent defensive show from last week's man of the match... 7

Jake Carroll - Coped with the wide threat adequately, despite some recent criticism... 7

Nicky Featherstone - Much more involved this week, than last. Makes things tick... 7

Josh Laurent - A couple of excellent bursts forward, but still too hesitant in front of goal... 6

Lewis Hawkins - Industrious 90 minutes in the middle... 7

Lewis Alessandra - Awful, awful penalty. Why was he even taking it? Only he will know... 6

Rhys Oates - Pools man of the match. Some dangerous breaks off the right hand side... 7

Billy Paynter - Poor for Blackpool's goal. Not quite as big an impact as last week... 6

Subs

Padraig Amond (for Paynter 78) 6

Michael Woods (for Laurent 81) 6

Nicky Deverdics (for Alessandra 87) N/A

Subs not used: Adam Bartlett, Brad Walker, Toto Nsiala, Jordan Richards.

Yellow: None

Red: None

Goal(s): None

Blackpool XI: Sam Slocombe 7, Kelvin Mellor 6, Andy Taylor 6, Jim McAlister 7, Clark Robertson 6, Kyle Vassell 7, Brad Potts 6, Mark Cullen 7, Tom Aldred 5, Bright Osayi-Samuel (Danny Philliskirk 79, 6) 6, Danny Pugh 7.

Subs not used: Will Aimson, Eddie Nolan, Jamille Matt, Dean Lyness, Jack Payne, Armand Gnanduillet.

Yellow: McAlister

Red: None

Goal(s): Cullen 63

Att: 3,767