Hartlepool 2 Salford City 0: How the players rated

Goalscorers Mikael Mandron and Scott Fenwick
Goalscorers Mikael Mandron and Scott Fenwick
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Hartlepool squeaked into the third round of the FA Cup after edging out Salford City 2-0 in extra time of their replay at Victoria Park. But who were the better players?

Carl Magnay: Switched to right-back in place of the injured Michael Duckworth but was forced off injured late on 5

Matthew Bates: Worked hard in face of a lot of Salford pressure 6

Adam Jackson: Same as Bates but conceded needless free-kicks on edge of own area which could have been costly 5

Jake Carroll: One great cross in second half which forwards did not attack. Hasd a lot of defending to do and did it well 5

Rhys Oates: Super cross for Fenwick’s goal but otherwise very quiet 6

Nicky Featherstone: Tried to prompt Pools from the middle of the park but found himself pushed back by Salford pressure. Did well in extra-time 6

Jake Gray: One of the midfielder’s least effective displays 5

Connor Smith: Made a bright start and tried to get at away defence. Didn’t get into game after break and was subbed 6

Rakish Bingham: Lost the ball a lot. Struggled against the Salford centre-backs 5

Scott Fenwick: Failed to make impression for the 90 minutes but led the line well in extra-time. Great headed finish 6


Brad Walker (for Gray 66): One of better performers, set-up match-sealing second goal 6

Mikael Mandron (for Smith 66): Struggled (like the rest of the players) but super volley to seal the place in round three 5

Scott Harrison (for Magnay 85): Skinned straight away by Allen but after that solid as a rock and positive going forward 6

Unused subs: Bartlett, Richards, Woods, Oyenuga.

Goals: Scott Fenwick, Mikael Mandron

Booked: Magnay, Bates

Salford City: J Lynch, C Lynch, O’Halloran, Stopforth, Howson, Dawson, Hardcastle (Mwasile 105), Burton, Webber (Allen 77), Hulme, Poole (Seddon 82).

Unused subs: Giverin, Clark, Kebbie, Dootson.

Goals: None

Booked: Stopforth, O’Halloran.

Referee: J Simpson

Attendance: 4354 (352 away)