Newport 0 Hartlepool 0: Player ratings – who shone for Pools

Nathan Thomas powers away from Newport's Alex Rodman
Nathan Thomas powers away from Newport's Alex Rodman

Hartlepool United made it three games unbeaten after a goalless draw against Newport County, but who shone for the visitors?

Roy Kelly gives his player ratings from Rodney Parade.

Trevor Carson: Solid as last line of defence, rescued Pools by saving from Scott Boden after a Matthew Bates mistake and two great second half saves. 8

Carl Magnay: Continued his good form at right-back. 7

Matthew Bates: One first-half mistake apart, excellent at back, even had a last-minute charge forward. 7

Adam Jackson: Came in for the injured Rob Jones and commanding at back. 7

Jake Carroll: Carried on his superb play, positive going forward and good at back. 7

Nicky Featherstome: Always available and kept play ticking along nicely. Tremendous again 8

Lewis Hawkins: You can see how positive the young midfielder is, terrific energy. 7

Jake Gray: Looked to get on the ball and get forward at every opportunity, went close early in second half. 8

Nathan Thomas: A danger with his left foot and one Maradona Mexico 86-esque run but crowded out on edge of home box. 6

Billy Paynter: Led the line, as you’d expect, with his customary aplomb. 7

Luke James: Growing in confidence by the match, nice to see his pace causing danger. Scuffed late shot wide. 7

SUB

Rhys Oates (for Thomas 70): Grafted hard up front. 5

Unused subs: Bartlett, Walker, Bingham, Woods, Richards, Laurent

Newport: Day, Holmes, Jones, Donacien, Hughes (Barrow 52), Rodman, O’Sullivan (Gosling 46), Byrne, Elito, Morgan (Wilkinson 67), Boden.

Unused Subs: Green, Klukowski, Owen-Evans, Partridge

Booked: Featherston 59, Jackson 77

Referee: Simon Hooper. 7

Attendance: 2,394 (away 70)