Hartlepool United player ratings: A mixed bag from thrilling 2-2 comeback against Boreham Wood in Dave Challinor's first home game in charge

Hartlepool United were on the right side of a two goal comeback at Victoria Park as they drew 2-2 with Boreham Wood in Dave Challinor’s first home game in charge.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 9:59 am
Nathan Ashmore of Boreham Wood saves at the feet of Hartlepool United's Nicke Kabamba during the Vanarama National League match between Hartlepool United and Boreham Wood at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Saturday 23rd November 2019. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)

A Sorba Thomas penalty and Kabongo Tshimanga goal soon after half-time put The Wood in a commanding position though Pools will have felt Nicke Kabamba should have had a goal allowed only for it to have been adjudged not to have crossed the line.

The hosts got themselves back into it through Nicky Featherstone before Gime Toure came off the bench to convert from the penalty spot to complete the comeback. Pools weren’t quite done there as Luke James missed a great chance to snatch all three points but 2-2 is how it finished.

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Had little to do for the majority of the match and arguably could have done better with the second goal. Can still take plenty of credit for the result after pulling off a magnificent save with the score at 2-1.
Caught flat footed a few times and should have done better in the build-up to the penalty for the opening goal. Still improved in the second half and put in several dangerous balls from the left side.
A bit tentative at the back at times but was able to keep his composure when it mattered late on.
A disappointing afternoon for the defender who couldn't stop Pools conceding twice before being subbed off. Looked to have picked up a slight knock.
The only defender to come out of the first half with any real credit following a series of good blocks, challenges and clearances. Made a crucial tackle late on with the score at 2-1.
A rare off day for the midfielder. Just couldn't get a foothold in the game and was subbed before the hour mark.
Arguably fortunate to still be on the pitch following a tough challenge. His well taken strike in the final 20-minutes proved to be a turning point in the game as it gave Pools just the lift they needed.
Irresistible away from home but had an off day at The Vic as he conceded possession cheaply on several occasions prior to being substituted.
Never stopped and came close on a number of occasions. Should have snatched the winner deep into stoppage time.
Unlucky not to have been awarded a goal when his point blank strike looked to have crossed the line. A solid afternoon but should have got on the scoresheet.
A fairly quiet first half but grew into the game afterwards and set-up Featherstone’s goal to make it 2-1.
Kept things tight and simple at the back when required.
Added that spark Pools needed in the final third and held his nerve well to convert the late penalty.
A few neat interchanges of possession made Boreham Wood wary of his movement as Pools got back into the game.