Match ratings: How did Hartlepool United's players rate in Aldershot defeat?

Another National League fixture, yet another defeat for Hartlepool United and Matthew Bates.

Tuesday, 6th March 2018, 8:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th March 2018, 8:55 pm
Jake Cassidy

But how did the players rate in the Surrey defeat? Our writer Liam Kennedy has his say...

Pools XI (4-1-2-1-2)

Scott Loach - Disappointing for Aldershot's second... 5

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Luke George - Took a knock early doors and never really recovered... 5

Scott Harrison - Strong and solid. Didn't really let Pools down... 6

Liam Donnelly - A couple of timely blocks in the first-half but in fairness looked far from fit... 5

Carl Magnay - Caught napping for the opener. Should have done better even if out of position on the left... 5

Nicky Featherstone - Much more tenacious show from the midfielder. Always wanted the ball... 6

Lewis Hawkins - Efforts can never be faulted. Linked up with those alongside him well... 6

Conor Newton - Not quite as much of an impact as late. Tried to bomb on with little success... 5

Michael Woods - Never really got in it... 5

Jake Cassidy - Didn't hold the ball up anywhere near his usual standard... 5

Rhys Oates - Head and shoulders above anyone on the park, never mind for Pools... 8

Subs

Blair Adams (for George 25) - An absolute cracker. His best Pools show... 7

Devante Rodney (for Newton 70) - Threw his weight around but not really given a chance to grab the headlines... 5

Josh Hawkes (for Oates 88) ...N/A

Not used: Ryan Catterick, Louis Laing.

Yellow: Magnay 80

Red: None

Goal(s): Adams 45

Aldershot XI: Jake Cole, Cheye Alexander, Will Evans, Shamir Fenelon (Bobby-Joe Taylor 58), Manny Oyeleke, Scott Rendell, Josh McQuoid, James Rowe, Adam McDonnell (Callum Reynolds 86), Lewis Kinsella, George Fowler.

Not used: Matt McClure, Nicke Kabamba, Jake Gallagher.

Yellow: None

Red: None

Goal(s): Rendell 13, Oyeleke 60

Referee: Christopher Pollard

Attendance: 1,665 (65 Poolies)