Hartlepool United 3 Leyton Orient 1: Match ratings

Trevor Carson saves from John Marquis. Picture by Frank Reid
Trevor Carson saves from John Marquis. Picture by Frank Reid

Kudus Oyenuga scored again but Jake Gray was Hartlepool United’s hero with a two-goal second-half salvo.

On-loan Sunderland striker Mikael Mandron was the man of the match pick by the sponsors, but who did you rate best?

Here are SportMail’s ratings:

Trevor Carson: What can you say about the Irishman? Once again produced some key saves. 7

Michael Duckworth: Unfortunate not to see the game out after being stretchered off. Good game and thankfully, it seems, not badly injured. 6

Adam Jackson: Could not clear a Lloyd James ball into the box which led to Brad Pritchard putting the O’s ahead but, thereafter, excellent at the heart of the defence. 7

Matthew Bates: For the third match in a row, another outstanding display. Man of the match contender. 8

Jake Carroll: Good effort at the back and nice to see one decent cross come in from him in the second half. Would be great to see more of them from him. 6

Kal Naismith: Brilliant feet and ball from the Portsmouth winger for Jake Gray’s second goal. Looked very cool and untroubled on the ball. 7

Carl Magnay: An unsteady start was followed by an authoritative display from the stand-in skipper. Great to see him back in the middle of the park. 6

Jake Gray: Showed flashes the previous week against Cheltenham and here displayed even more with two goals as Pools scored three for the first time this season. 8 MoM

Kudus Oyenuga: Created and scored the equaliser. After his cross was handled by Alan Dunne, Kudus sent Grainger the wrong way from the spot. Sense there may be more up Oyenuga’s sleeve. 6

Mikael Mandron: A couple of heavy touches but plenty of promise. Got better as game went on and had a hand in Gray’s opener with good play and vision down the left. 6

Scott Fenwick: A few nice moments on the ball but a massive amount of service. Deserves another run out with Mandron. 6


Rhys Oates (for Oyenuga 69) : Given a breather by Moore yesterday but came off the bench and put in a good shift. 6

Scott Harrison (for Duckworth 77): Unfamiliar territory at right-back but strong at the back. 6

Nicky Featherstone (for Fenwick 82): Helped see game out. N/A

Unused subs: Bartlett, Jones, Woods, Bingham.

Goals: Oyenuga (pen) 20, Gray 70, 85

Leyton Orient: Grainger, Clohessy, Dunne (Turgott 86), Baudry, Shaw, Pritchard (Tashket 75), James, Payne, Marquis, Palmer, Simpson

Unused subs: Sargeant, Turcott, Moncur, Semedo

Goal: Pritchard 13

Booked: James 56

Referee: Paul Tierney 6

Att: 3785 (away 237)