Liam Kennedy's player ratings: Hartlepool United players impress despite Chesterfield draw

Hartlepool United suffered a late setback at Chesterfield - but there were still plenty of positives for new Pools boss Richard Money to draw upon.

Sunday, 30th December 2018, 8:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 2:31 am
Luke James and Carl Magnay celebrate Hartlepool's goal against Chesterfield.

Bradley Barry's equaliser 15 minutes from time denied Pools all three points at the Proact Stadium, following Luke James' first-half opener. But who shone and who struggled for the visitors? Our Hartlepool United writer Liam Kennedy has delivered his verdict - scroll down and flick through our gallery to see how each player performed.

Commanded his box well... 7
Not able to advance quit as much as he is used to but did his defensive work well... 6

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One or two nervy moments with the ball for the youngster but his height is a real asset in both boxes... 6
Physical and kept it simple. Boss Richard Money will have been impressed with what he saw from the defender... 7
Caught out with long balls over the top, but that did not dent his confidence in an attacking sense, as his forays forward brought great relief in the second half... 6
Looked like a fish out of water at Gateshead, looked anything but down in Derbyshire... 7
One or two efforts from distance. Always involved. A very talented player... 7
Playing in a much more advanced role seems to suit him down to the ground... 7
Worked very hard out wide but did not quite get the breaks in the final third... 6
Man of the match performance from James. Repaid manager for his recall with an all too rare goal... 8
Put in a brilliant shift up top, linking well with James at every opportunity... 7
(for Hawkes 87) ...N/A