Hartlepool United player ratings from 2-1 defeat at Stockport County – torrid first half display live on BT Sport leads to some low marks
A poor start at Stockport County on Wendesday evening cost Hartlepool United as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at Edgeley Park.
Goals from Ash Palmer and debutant Tom Walker put Stockport in a commanding position inside the opening 25-minutes and they were unfortunate not to be further ahead going in at half-time.
The Hatters soaked up the Pools pressure for the majority of the second half with Nicke Kabamba pulling a goal back late on in the game. A second never came which means it’s now one win in seven for Craig Hignett's side.
Scroll down and click through the pages to see our Pools writer Dominic Scurr’s player ratings from the match...