Match ratings: How did Pools' players rate?

Yet again poor defending and refereeing decisions cost Hartlepool United at Barnet.

Saturday, 29th October 2016, 6:58 pm
Updated Monday, 31st October 2016, 8:54 am
Shaun Batt scores Barnet's winner.

The decision from referee Nicholas Kinseley to dismiss Liam Donnelly, having already awarded a penalty was controversial.

In fact, given that the Northern Irishman made a genuine attempt to play the ball made it downright wrong.

Ultimately, on the decision the game turned.

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But how did the Pools' players rate in the 3-2 loss? Here we take a look.

Pools starting XI

Trevor Carson - Barely put a foot wrong, but picked the ball out of the net three times. one outstanding stop in the opening 45... 7

Liam Donnelly - Was given a red card in the second period which changed the whole game around. To that point he was decent... 6

Toto Nsiala - Not one of his better games. Frustratingly gave the ball away in the first half. Got better in second... 5

Scott Harrison - Headed one off the line and was generally solid enough... 6

Jake Carroll - Was barely troubled defensively, early on. Even looked a threat going forward... 7

Nicky Featherstone (c) - For 45 minutes the midfielder had the run of the park. That all changed the longer the game went on, though... 6

Lewis Hawkins - The midfielder was excellent for around an hour. Probably Pools' stand out performer on the day... 7

Josh Laurent - Full of energy early on. Lively throughout, in fact. Chances to impact in and around the area were limited, though... 6

Lewis Alessandra - Linked up well with Amond and Thomas. Excellent one-two for the opener... 7

Padraig Amond - Put his off day in front of goal last week behind him. Worked his socks off... 7

Nathan Thomas - His departure was one of the main reasons things went pear-shaped. Pools will hope his injury is not too bad... 8

Jordan Richards (Nathan Thomas 74) 6

Nicky Deverdics (Lewis Hawkins 87, 6) 6

Subs not used: Adam Bartlett, James Martin, Michael Woods, Jake Orrell, Billy Paynter.

Yellow: Carson, Featherstone, Harrison

Red: Donnelly

Goal(s): Thomas 31, Amond 53

Barnet: Josh Vickers 7, Mauro Vilhete 7, Bondz N'Gala 6, Michael Nelson (c) 6, Bira Dembele 6, Nana Kyei 6 (Curtis Weston 38, 6), Tom Champion 5, Harry Taylor 5 (Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro 61, 6), Luke Gambin 8, Ben Tomlinson 5 (Shaun Batt 54, 7), John Akinde 7.

Subs no used: Jamie Stephens, Alie Sesay, Sam Muggleton, Alex Nicholls.

Yellow: Akinde, Dembele

Red: none

Goal(s): Akinde PEN 68, Gambin 75, Batt 78

Att: 1,690