Liam Kennedy's player ratings: Sunderland loanee and Hartlepool United youngster star in thrilling AFC Fylde reverse

Hartlepool United were on the wrong end of a 4-2 defeat at AFC Fylde - but there were plenty of encouraging performances from Pools' stars.

Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 7:09 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 7:13 am
Who impressed for Hartlepool United at AFC Fylde?

Goals from Ryan Donaldson and Josh Hawkes weren't enough to take maximum points from Mill Farm as the promotion-chasing Coasters sealed the victory, but our man Liam Kennedy thought there were plenty of positive performances within the Hartlepool ranks. A Sunderland loanee and a Pools academy graduate earned his plaudits - but who else impressed? Scroll down and click through the pages to see who shone, and struggled, for Craig Hignett's side:

On a very difficult day for keepers, Loach was top class. Made one outstanding reaction stop in second period... 7
A very shaky opening at right back but settled into the contest... 6

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Did the simple things well. Won his headers and plenty of challenges but clearly lacking a little match sharpness and fitness... 6
A very unlucky own goal in what was an otherwise solid display... 7
Looked decent at left back and in the centre when Pools went to a three late on... 7
A busy display in the middle. Didn't give the opposition a minute's peace... 7
Led from the front and scored a fantastic goal just after half time. An excellent, Versatile option in this squad... 7
A constant thorn in the opposition's side throughout the 90 minutes... 8
Used the wind to his advantage in scoring direct from a corner. Was another who impressed in the final third... 8
Worked his socks off but that goes without saying... 6
A very physical game but the striker stood up to it well. Held up the ball brilliantly... 7
(for Kioso 86) ...N/A