CRAIG Hope brings you his SportMail merit marks following Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Crewe Alexandra.
Flinders 6 – Not a save of note to make, he could get used to the easy life
Austin 7 – Solid at the weekend and uncompromising again, you know what you’re getting right now
Collins 7 – Every game is the same at present, he’s cruising through matches with no fuss whatsoever
Hartley 7 – Hughes reckons he’s in the form of his life and it’s hard to disagree
Horwood 7 – Is marrying his great work going forward to a reliability at the back
Walton 6 – Injury blow after steady start
Humphreys 7 – Came into his own as game wore on and stroked some lovely passes about the park
Baldwin 9 – We’re running out of superlatives for the teenager and it’s hard to believe he was youngest out there. Outstanding. MOM.
Poole 8 – Graft and craft in equal measure and that’s what Hughes has asked for, a deserved standing ovation
Franks 8 – The desire to score his goal personified everything good about Pools right now
Wyke 8 – Deserved his goal and might have surprised watching Boro coaches with just how much he’s improved
Monkhouse 7 – Super strike to seal it and rightly won praise from his manager
James – On 90
Luscombe – On 82