Dominic Scurr's Hartlepool United player ratings: THREE players earn 9s in play-off final triumph over Torquay United
Pools are going up! But which of their players caught the eye against Torquay?
After a nervy, dramatic and chaotic National League play-off final, the club have secured their place back in the EFL after four years in non-league.
Luke Armstrong’s fine first-half strike looked set to be enough for Dave Challinor’s side to achieve promotion, while the Gulls had two goals controversially ruled out for fouls in a dramatic game.
And that drama continued into stoppage time, where Torquay goalkeeper Lucas Covolan nodded home to send the game to extra time.
After a goalless extra half an hour, Pools triumphed on penalties to secure their place back in League Two for the 2021/22 season.
But who caught the eye in the play-off final?
Our Pools writer Dominic Scurr has dished out his ratings from the clash, with some high marks on show during what was a memorable afternoon at Ashton Gate: