Liam Kennedy's player ratings: Fraser Kerr's Hartlepool debut rated as two players earn 8s in thrilling Sutton draw

Hartlepool United showed their fighting qualities as they earned a point at Sutton United - but which players stood out against the play-off chasers?

Sunday, 3rd March 2019, 7:40 am
Updated Sunday, 3rd March 2019, 7:42 am
How did Hartlepool United's stars perform at Sutton United?
How did Hartlepool United's stars perform at Sutton United?

Having fallen 2-0 behind, Pools mounted a fightback with strikes from Mark Kitching and Luke James securing a well-deserved point. But who stood out for Craig Hignett's side at Gander Green Lane? Scroll down to see who shone - and struggled - for Pools, according to our man Liam Kennedy:

One quite brilliant stop from Beautyman at 1-0 on a busy afternoon. Another from Deacon in the second... 8
Looks good with the ball. Injury cut his afternoon short... 6

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A shaky debut. Happy with ball at feet but caught napping over the top... 5
An unbelievable goal-saving challenge as Eastmond looked to tap home into an open goal... 7
Was targeted by the Sutton manager as a weak point but stood up to the challenge well... 6
Chased every ball. Better in final third than his own half on the day...7
Delivery was much better but, like Featherstone, did not protect the back three. Should score at the death... 6
An unlikely goal scorer. Will say it was a shot, but definitely a cross... 7
Excellent first, quiet second... 7
Well deserved goal in a barren season. Some finish as well... 8
Worked his socks off. An excellent target man, but will be angry he didn't net at least once on the day... 7
(for Cunningham 65) - Made a big impact off the bench... 7