Craig Hignett led the side following Matthew Bates' dismissal

Liam Kennedy's player ratings: Hawkes shines but a key change saw 'all hell break loose' for Hartlepool

Hartlepool United surrendered a late lead at home to Dagenham & Redbridge - but who were the standout performers for Pools?

Led by caretaker manager Craig Hignett, the hosts took a first half lead through Liam Noble and looked to be in control. But they were dealt a sucker-punch late on, when two late goals from the Daggers condemned Pools to a seventh consecutive defeat. Despite that, there were some standout performances from a number of Hartlepool's players - although some failed to impress. Our man Liam Kennedy has dished out his player ratings from the game, so click through the pages below to see how he felt Pools fared:

Another day where he had very little to do. A couple of claims in the first 45 was his afternoon's work until the last two minutes... 6

1. Scott Loach - 6

Another day where he had very little to do. A couple of claims in the first 45 was his afternoon's work until the last two minutes... 6
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Looked assured in the centre. This lad could well have a decent future at Pools... 7

2. Kenton Richardson - 7

Looked assured in the centre. This lad could well have a decent future at Pools... 7
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Much improved performance guiding his two younger defenders through the encounter... 7

3. Carl Magnay - 7

Much improved performance guiding his two younger defenders through the encounter... 7
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Did the simple things well defensively. And brought it out well when needed... 7

4. Peter Kioso - 7

Did the simple things well defensively. And brought it out well when needed... 7
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