Hartlepool 1 Crawley 2: Who scooped the man of the match award for Pools after home defeat?

Rakish Bingham in action for Hartlepool United
Rakish Bingham in action for Hartlepool United

Ronnie Moore was left fuming with his Hartlepool United players after the 2-1 home defeat to Crawley Town.

But who, if anyone stood out?

Reporter Richard Mennear gives his player ratings here:

Trevor Carson: 7. Kept Pools in the game first half with some good saves. Was unlucky with the opening goal as he'd made a brilliant save in the build-up.

Luke Hendrie: 6. Defended well and looked comfortable going forward. Moved into the centre after Harrison's red card.

Scott Harrison: 6. Had a busy afternoon against Rhys Murphy and Matt Harrold. Red carded harshly, replays showed he shouldn't have been sent off.

Magnus Okuonghae: 6 Won his share of headers, lack of communication between him and Carson though at times.

Dan Jones: 5 Poor distribution, rarely made a successful pass first half. Subbed after an hour after cut to the face.

Rhys Oates: 7. MOM. By far Pools' most positive player, full of running and produced a couple of decent crosses.

Brad Walker: 4. Didn't impose himself on the game and allowed the Crawley midfield to boss the play. Poor. Subbed at half-time.

Nicky Featherstone: 5. Poor from Featherstone, passes going astray and too many miss-kicks. Moved to right-back after sending off.

Jake Carroll: 4. Showed few glimpses of his attacking threat. Ronnie Moore needs more from him, his patience has ran out. Subbed at half-time.

Rakish Bingham: 5. Feeding off scraps. Should have tested the keeper more late on.

Billy Paynter: 6. Saw a couple of headers go over the bar, aside from that had very little to work from. Scored a late consolation.


Michael Woods: 6. Added a bit of bite to the midfield. Booked late on.

Jason Banton: 6. Added a spark into Pools' play. Kept swapping wings with Rhys Oates and worked hard, needs to work on final ball though.

Michael Duckworth: 6. Back after his hamstring injury. Looked steady at left-back.


Flahavan: 6

Walton: 6 (Jenkins, 6)

Bradley (C): 6

Edwards: 7

Smith: 7

Young: 6

Fenelon 6 (Scales, 6):

Harrold: 7

Hancock: 6

Yorwerth: 6

Murphy 7 (Deacon, 6)

Referee: Mark Heywood (West Yorkshire) 4/10 Made a big error with the Scott Harrison sending off. Harrison was clearly turning away from ball when it hit his shoulder.