Hartlepool United were beaten 2-0 at Vale Park by Port Vale. (Credit: James Holyoak | MI News)

Hartlepool United player ratings from 2-0 defeat at Port Vale - 5's and 6's as Pools slip to fifth straight league defeat

It was another frustrating afternoon on the road for Hartlepool United as they went down 2-0 at Port Vale.

Sunday, 28th November 2021, 9:40 am

In a close game without many clear opportunities, Pools were undone by a soft goal from Ben Garrity in the first half before Tom Pett sealed the points in the closing stages.

Garrity was able to slot home form six yards after David Amoo fashioned a cross from the right before Pett picked up a loose ball on the edge of the area and skipped by a number of challenges to find the corner.

Once again Pools struggled to test the opposition goalkeeper enough but will still feel aggrieved to come away with no points.

There were no real standouts for Pools one way or the other as a close contest swung the way of the home side to condemn Antony Sweeney’s side to a fifth straight defeat in League Two.

And here is how the Pools players were rated during their defeat at Port Vale.

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