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?

Saturday, 26th January 2019, 9:11 pm
Updated Saturday, 26th January 2019, 9:38 pm
Hartlepool's Nicke Kabamba battles for the ball against Braintree.

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
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
Commanding and calming presence in the centre of defence... 7
Positioning is questionable at times... 5
Caught out for the goal, although he was not helped by Anderson alongside him. Assist for Pools' first... 6
Quite a quiet game for the experienced midfielder... 5
An excellent player but at risk of become a Jack of all trades, master of none. Very good when moved out to the right... 7
Cool and calm for the winner from the spot, found good spaces in the final third... 7
An excellent contribution, especially in the first half. Dropped further back in the second which saw his influence wane... 7
A constant nuisance for the visiting defenders. Looks rangy and full of running. Took his goal brilliantly... 8
Added the pace and energy in the final third Pools lacked. A massive hand in winning the penalty in the second 45... 8
A solid show off the bench... 6