Hartlepool United came from behind to claim a 2-2 draw with Mansfield Town at the Suit Direct Stadium. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool United player ratings as former Sunderland striker helps claim a share of the spoils against Mansfield Town

Hartlepool United fought back to claim a creditable draw against Mansfield Town.

By Joe Ramage
Wednesday, 30th March 2022, 2:12 am

Graeme Lee’s side found themselves two goals down midway through the first half despite a bright opening to the game.

The Stags grabbed a quickfire double through George Lapslie and James Perch as Nigel Clough’s side threatened to run away with things.

But to their credit, Pools fought back as Joe Grey bundled home from close range when following in from Jamie Sterry’s strike before Luke Molyneux scored his 12th of the season on his 24th birthday with a fine strike from outside the area into the bottom corner.

But with Pools continuing their momentum in the second half, Molyneux was forced off with a potentially serious leg injury after a strong challenge from Perch.

Joe White almost capped a stunning turnaround deep into stoppage time after dancing around the Stags defence but the Newcastle United man was off target.

And here is how Pools were rated in their 2-2 draw:

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