Liam Kennedy's Hartlepool United player ratings: 'Poor' and 'shaky' defenders earn 3s in dire Barrow display

Hartlepool United endured a difficult afternoon at Barrow - but how did their players perform?

Monday, 22nd April 2019, 5:50 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd April 2019, 5:54 pm
How Hartlepool United's players performed in a their dire Barrow display

The North West side ran out 1-0 winners in Pools' final away trip of the 2018/19 campaign, but it could have been more in a clash mostly dominated by the hosts. Our man Liam Kennedy has dished out his player ratings following the trip, and it's perhaps no surprise to see Hartlepool's defenders handed some low marks. Scroll down and click through the pages to see who shone - and struggled - for Hartlepool at Barrow:

A mixed bag from the keeper on a very busy day. Some outstanding stops but spilled a few more than he'd like... 6
A very poor opening 45 on the right, didn't get much better on the left either... 3
Has set the bar high at the back but this was probably his worst show since signing... 4

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Another who had a forgettable first 45. Very shaky. Only a marginal improvement in second half... 3
Caught in behind on a number of occasions. A poor half... 3
Kept wanting the ball and trying to make things happen but struggled to stem the tide... 5
Not involved anywhere near as much as he has been in recent weeks. Some clever touches... 5
Cut a frustrated figure on the park. OK in the middle but like a fish out of water with balls over the top when sent back to right-back... 4
The one bright spark in an attacking sense... 6
Never looked remotely like getting on the scoresheet. His hold up play was particularly poor... 4
Not a great return to his old hunting ground. Barely got a kick... 4
(for Amos 46) - Made an impact after coming on. Delivery was decent from set pieces, too... 6
(for Holohan 69) - Lively early on but with Pools on the back foot, little chance to shine on his return... 5
(for James 84) ...N/A