Action from Blyth Spartans v HUFC pre-season friendly. 27-07-2021. Picture by Bernadette Malcolmson

Hartlepool United player ratings from pre-season defeat at Blyth Spartans – who shone, who struggled and how did the trialists do?

Hartlepool United suffered their third straight pre-season defeat as they were beaten 2-1 by Blyth Spartans at Croft Park on Tuesday evening – but how did the players fare?

Wednesday, 28th July 2021, 9:16 am

Goals in either half from Jordan Hickey and JJ O’Donnell gave the National League North side a 2-0 lead before Nicky Featherstone’s looping header pulled a goal back for Pools, who have now been beaten by all three of their National League North opponents in pre-season.

For the first time in pre-season, almost every Pools player played the full 90-minutes with just one substitution made.

Scroll down and click through the pages to see our Pools player ratings from the match…

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