Match ratings: How Pools' players fared in dominant Grimsby win

Nathan Thomas
Nathan Thomas

Hartlepool United romped to a 3-0 win at Grimsby. But who were their stand out men?

Here are our ratings from this afternoon's Blundell Park victory, which came courtesy of a Padraig Amond double (26 & 35) and a Nathan Thomas chip (60),

Hartlepool United Starting XI (4-3-3)

Trevor Carson - Absolutely outstanding double stop in the second half was a game-changer - 9.

Jordan Richards - Solid defensively and an ever-willing runner in an attacking sense - 7.

Toto Nsiala - Probably his best performance in blue and white. Put his body on the line for the cause - 8.

Liam Donnelly - His goal saving block on the line prior to Carson's double save sequence proved crucial - 8.

Jake Carroll - Caught by the pace of Grimsby's wide players on one or two occasions early but redeemed himself later on - 7.

Josh Laurent - Probably one of his quieter games. But still should have scored with one first-half chip - 7.

Nicky Deverdics - Industrious performance. Filled in perfectly for the absent Nicky Featherstone. Pools lost nothing in the middle despite their skipper's absence - 7.

Lewis Hawkins - Another who put his heart and soul into this performance. Barely put a foot wrong all day - 7.

Lewis Alessandra - His show deserved a goal. And it almost came late on but for an excellent stop from James McKeown - 8.

Padraig Amond - With Carson the striker was the stand out man for Pools. Tireless running, as ever, but this time rewarded with two clinical finishes - 9.

Nathan Thomas Barely involved for much of the game one moment of absolute magic stole the show. Class - 8.

Subs

Fewster (Thomas 75) 6

Harrison (Deverdics 81) 6

Paynter (Amond 81) 6

Subs not used: Bartlett, Martin, Green, Heardman.

Booked: Carroll

Sent off: none

Grimsby Town: McKeown 5, Davies 5, Andrew 6, Pearson 6, Chambers 5 (Bolarinwa 4, 6), Bogle 6, Vose 5 (Berrett 75, 6), Summerfield 6, Collins 6, Comley 6, Tuton 5 (Vernon 75, 6).

Subs not used: Gowling, Mills, Jackson, Henderson.

Booked: none

Sent off: none