Match ratings: How did Hartlepool United's players rate in Eastleigh loss?

Hartlepool United are now 11 games without a win after a defensive horror show down in Hampshire.

Saturday, 27th January 2018, 4:02 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th January 2018, 9:45 pm
Loach dives at the feet of Williamson at Ten Acres.

But how did their players rate? Here's our marks...

Pools XI

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Scott Loach - Another day where he looked pretty blameless. In fact, he did well to keep the score down... 7

Carl Magnay - Another poor defensive display, another game with the skipper in that back four. Red carded needlessly, although it may have been a bit harsh...4

Louis Laing - For his size just doesn't win enough headers or command a box as his frame suggests he should ...4

Scott Harrison - Some very good blocks early on but was a key part of a back four which unravelled in the second 45...4

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Blair Adams - Much better in an attacking sense, shame about the defending...5

Conor Newton - Started on the right with clear instruction to roam. Early promise failed to materialise until a cracker out the blue on 87... 6

Nicky Featherstone - Not sure whether his previous injury is having an impact but he is struggling for form at the moment ...5

Michael Woods - Eight goals for the season. Has a knack of being in the right place at the right time... 8

Nicky Deverdics - Performances lately have not been up to scratch. Can't rely on the fact he can deliver the odd cross. Has to do more ... 4

Tomi Adeloye - Some very good touches. Very lively. Makes you wonder why we have not seen more of him... 7

Jake Cassidy - A physical, imposing show. Looks twice the player in a two up top... 7


Devante Rodney (for Adeloye 68) - Little impact... N/A

Not used: Ryan Catterick, Jack Munns, Lewis Hawkins, Josh Hawkes.

Yellow: Magnay x2, Adams, Newton, Cassidy

Red: Magnay

Goal(s): Woods 8, 29, Newton 87

Eastleigh XI: Ross Flitney, Gavin Hoyte, Sam Togwell (Danny Hollands 84), Sam Wood, Mark Yeates (Ryan Broom 83), Chris Zebroski, Ayo Obileye, Andrew Boyce, Cavaghn Miley, Ben Williamson (James Constable 74), Sam Matthews.

Not used: Ryan Cresswell, Frazer Shaw.

Yellow: None

Red: None

Goal(s): Togwell 21, Zebroski 45, 65 & 76

Referee: Richard Hulme

Attendance: 2,153 (250 Poolies)