How Hartlepool United rated in 3-0 defeat at Ebbsfleet


Monday, 27th November 2017, 3:19 pm
Updated Monday, 27th November 2017, 3:23 pm
Rhys Oates is brought down on a run into the Pools box. Picture by GARETH WILLIAMS/ AHPIX

Scott Loach: A rare off-day, very rare, given his form this season. Will be disappointed with first two goals. 5

Liam Donnelly: Saw plenty of ball down the right side as Pools controlled a lot of possession and had one misdirected shot. 6

Louis Laing: He too got to bring out the ball a lot and headed just over from a corner. 6

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Scott Harrison: Same too with Laing' s partner, who did well against the difficult Kedwell for the most part. 6

Nicky Deverdics: Did his best to spark Pools with a lot of runs down the left but quality of last ball not always good.6

Nicky Feathers tone: Played some nice first-half passes down the channels and started the second half well until being forced off injured. 6

Michael Woods: Plenty of running, energy, endeavour but unable to recreate Tuesday's magic. 6

Conor Newton: See above. 6

Rhys Oates: Troubled Ebbsfleet's defence with his pace and power, setting up a good chance for Adeloye and should have had a pen. 6

Jake Cassidy: Battled hard up top, having a good scrap with Kenny Clark, who blocked a shot from the forward. 6

Devante Rodney: Was not short of ball but did not always pick best option. Had a cracking chance with the score at 1-0. Subbed. 5


Tomi Adeloye (for Rodney): He too had a belting chance at the back post only to fire wide. 6

Jack Munns (for Featherstone): Like Adeloye, showed some nice touches, including threading Oates through. Worked hard. 6

Unused subs: Luke George, Lewis Hawkins, Michael Ledger

Ebbsfleet: Ashmore, Clark, Magri, Rance (Powell 67), Bush, Coulson (Cook 90), Connors, Shields, Drury, Weston, Kedwell (McLean 90)

Unused subs: McCoy, Miles

Goals: Weston 22, Kedwwell 68, Coulson 82

Booked: Magri 45, Shields 55

Referee: Sam Purkiss. Should have awarded Pools a penalty, but had a fine game overall. 7

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