Hartlepool United 3 Stamford 0: Match ratings

Josh Laurent in action  during the FA Cup win over Stamford. Picture by FRANK REID
Josh Laurent in action during the FA Cup win over Stamford. Picture by FRANK REID


Trevor Carson: Good save low to his left from Jake Duffy free-kick in second half but had nothing else to do. 6

Jordan Richards: Saw a lot of the ball, some promise and some bad final balls, and had a decent second-half free-kick saved by Sam Donkin before having a late shot deflected in for match-clincher. 6

Toto Nsiala: Had little to do in defence and took advantage to stroll forward on occasions. 6

Matthew Bates: Same as his central defensive partner. Good to see him back for the first time since August 27. 6

Jake Carroll: Got forward a lot from left-back as Pools dominated possession. 6

Nicky Featherstone: Steady in middle, skipper kept things ticking along as always. Subbed late on. 6

Josh Laurent: Spent a lot of time high up the field and had one of best chances of first half and shot just over late on. 6

Michael Woods: Great to have the midfielder back for first time since August and was lively enough. Subbed late on. 7

Lewis Alessandra: Some nice footwork here and there. Volleyed wide from Richards cross in second half. 6

Padraig Amond: Busy up front, fouled in first half when entering area, but only proper sight of goal came when he found net nicely in stoppage trime but was ruled offside. 6

Nicky Deverdics: First goal for Pools and not a bad one for openers, a superb 25-yard free-kick. 7


Lewis Hawkins (for Woods 80): Almost in within seconds of coming on. N/A

Billy Paynter (for Alessandra 81): Headed in final goal with precision into keeper's right corner. N/A

Jake Orrell (for Featherstone 86): Late trot out. N/A

Unused subs: Bartlett, Harrison, Martin, Walker, Hawkins, Orrell, Paynter

Goals Deverdics 65, Gordon OG 82, Paynter 85

Stamford: Donkin, Beeson, Gordon, Salt, Challinor, Smith, Duffy, Hill, Luto (King 71), Brown (Sandy 60), Miller (Robins 63)

Unused subs: Batchelor, Hartley, Brown-Hill, McMillan

Booked: Hill 56, Challinor 76

Referee: Anthony Backhouse. Decent game. 6

Att: 2,461 (away 505)