Hartlepool's Nicke Kabamba battles for the ball against Braintree.

Liam Kennedy's player ratings: Nicke Kabamba 'a constant nuisance' as two Hartlepool United players get 8s in Braintree win

Hartlepool United got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Braintree - but who stood out?

Our Pools writer Liam Kennedy has dished out his player ratings following the win at the Super 6 Stadium - scroll down and flick through our gallery to see how each player performed.

Missed a cross or two but pretty solid throughout... 6

1. Scott Loach - 6

Missed a cross or two but pretty solid throughout... 6
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Subbed at half-time to bring Luke James into the side. Delivery let him down on occasions... 5

2. Kenton Richardson - 5

Subbed at half-time to bring Luke James into the side. Delivery let him down on occasions... 5
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He's raw but has all the tools to be a very good player on this evidence... 6

3. Peter Kioso - 6

He's raw but has all the tools to be a very good player on this evidence... 6
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Commanding and calming presence in the centre of defence... 7

4. Michael Raynes - 7

Commanding and calming presence in the centre of defence... 7
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