Luton v Hartlepool player ratings

Joe Fryer made his Pools debut
Joe Fryer made his Pools debut

Pools went down 3-0 at Luton tonight to slip deeper in trouble in League Two.

Here are the player ratings.

Joe Fryer: Despite conceding three goals, had a fine debut, making a couple of good saves from Vassell and Palmer. 7

Kenton Richardson: After impressing as a sub at Mansfield, he looked assured again at right-back on his full debut. 6

Matthew Bates: Hobbled off after being hurt early on. 5

Scott Harrison: At fault for Luton’s third goal, but otherwise was in commanding form, much like his old self. 7

Sean Kavanagh: Distribution poor in the first half but defensively played well. 6

Nicky Featherstone: Stuck to his task in the middle of the park. 6

Brad Walker: Sent to centr-back after the early loss of Bates and two goals but was outstanding in role. 8

Michael Woods: It took him a while to get going but grew as the game wore on and had a great chance to score, shotting just over with his ‘wrong’ foot. 6

Andrew Nelson: Toiled hard in first half as the main striker but could not really get into match and was subbed on the hour. 6

Rhys Oates: Loads of graft from the recalled forward, but that last ball just seems to let him down. Set up Woodss with some strong play though. 5

Nathan Thomas: Looked rusty in the first 45 but improved after the break and was one of the reasons why Pools impressed going forward. 6


Lewis Alessandra (for Bates 14): Was brought in in midfield and delivered some good second-half corners. 6

Padraig Amond (for Nelson 61): Perhaps a surprise move not to start but looked lively when he came on as he tried to get in behind the home defence. 6

Unused subs: Adam Bartlett, James Martin, Lewis Hawkins, Josh Hawkes, Louis Rooney,

Booked: Thomas 42, Richardson 45, Woods 84