Match ratings: How did Hartlepool United's players rate in Pools' Chester draw?

Nicky Deverdics in action
Nicky Deverdics in action

Despite dominating from minute one, Hartlepool United could only take a point from Chester at the Vic this evening.

But how did the players rate in the 1-1 draw? Liam Kennedy has his say...

Pools XI (4-4-2)

Scott Loach - Will be disappointed to have conceded the early goal. Could probably have held on to it... 5

Carl Magnay - Armband is really bringing the best out of the full-back. Delivery was second to none... 7

Scott Harrison - Error early on but settled thereafter... 6

Louis Laing - Does a lot of things well and does a lot of the physical stuff well but a few too many mistakes... 6

Blair Adams - Played in his usual position on the left of defence but had his evening cut short by injury... 6

Ryan Donaldson - Much more involved than in recent weeks. A livewire down the right... 7

Conor Newton - Much more influential. Got forward a lot more than we have seen in recent weeks... 6

Nicky Featherstone - Solid enough return to action. Definitely looks a leaner, fitter version of himself in the Pools midfield... 6

Nicky Deverdics - Hit the bar twice. Underlined why, in many people's eyes, he should have started earlier... 8

Padraig Amond - Literally never stops running. Nothing is a lost cause... 7

Jake Cassidy - Looks like a real find by Harrison. Can do everything - hold it up, run in behind and looks a threat in front of goal... 8

Subs

Liam Donnelly (for Adams 46) - Much improved display... 7

Jack Munns (for Deverdics 65) - Made a difference, even if his introduction was not well received... 7

Devante Rodney (for Featherstone 90)... N/A

Subs not used: Michael Woods, Lewis Hawkins.

Yellow: None

Red: None

Goal(s): Cassidy 71

Chester XI: Conor Mitchell, Andy Halls, Lathaniel Rowe-Turner, James Kingsley, John McCombe, Ryan Astles, Craig Mahon (Wade Joyce 83), Paul Turnbull, Ross Hannah (Harry White 63), Lucas Dawson, James Akintunde (Jordan Chapell 72).

Subs not used: Alex Lynch, Liam Davies.

Yellow: Turnbull 85

Red: None

Goal(s): Akintunde 1

Referee: Glen Hart - A couple of early errors that angered the home crowd... 4

Att: 3,071 (191 away)