Match ratings: How did Hartlepool United's players rate in Stevenage victory?

Hartlepool United cruised to a 2-0 home win over Stevenage at the Northern Gas & Power Stadium this afternoon.

Saturday, 21st January 2017, 4:34 pm
Updated Saturday, 21st January 2017, 4:42 pm
Nicky Featherstone celebrates opening the scoring.

But which players gave new Pools boss Dave Jones, who watched on from the stands, food for thought?

Here are our ratings from the Northern Gas & Power Stadium...

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Adam Bartlett - Very little to do but when called upon did his job well... 7

Liam Donnelly - Played on the right of a four and did so admirably... 7

Matthew Bates - Showed every bit of his experience in the centre of defence... 7

Scott Harrison - Barely put a foot wrong. Looks a real defensive asset for Jones moving forward... 8

Sean Kavanagh - This lad just oozes class. A wand of a left peg on him, too... 7

Nicky Featherstone - Took his goal brilliantly. Is proving he has a cool head in the area... 8

Michael Woods - Full of movement. Complemented Featherstone well... 7

Brad Walker - What a return to action. Netted and showed class. Looked back to his very best... 9

Lewis Hawkins - Played slightly out of position in an advanced role but worked hard... 6

Rhys Oates - An outstanding performance. Created the second. A handful throughout, even though he missed a penalty... 9

Lewis Alessandra - A quiet afternoon up top... 6


Padraig Amond (for Oates 73) ....6

Josh Laurent (for Walker 81) ...N/A

Nathan Thomas (for Alessandra 85) N/A

Subs not used: Ryan Catterick, James Martin, Kenton Richardson, Devante Rodney.

Yellow: Oates

Red: None

Goal(s): Featherstone 41, Walker 45

Stevenage XI: Jamie Jones 7, Fraser Franks 6, Luke Wilkinson 6, Steve Schumacher 6, Tom Pett 5, Ben Kennedy (Ryan Loft 80, N/A) 5, Dale Gorman (Tonge 71, 6) 6, Charlie Lee 6, Henry Cowans (Josh McQuoid 62, 6) 6, Matt Godden 6, Ronnie Henry 6.

Subs not used: Jobi McAnuff, Rowan Liburd, Chris Day, Ryan Johnson.

Yellow: Pett, Lee

Red: None

Goal(s): None

Referee: David Webb - The ref didn't have a lot to do. Got penalty calls right... 7

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