Match player ratings: Hartlepool United v Cambridge United

Brad Halliday in action for Hartlepool United against Cambridge United. Picture by FRANK REID
Brad Halliday in action for Hartlepool United against Cambridge United. Picture by FRANK REID

Brad Halliday was the sponsors’ man of the match for Hartlepool United in the 0-0 draw with Cambridge United.

The on-loan Middlesbrough defender’s display was one of a number of good Pools performances.

Here are the Mail’s marks, do you agree with the ratings?

Adam Bartlett: Good save early on and some commanding form throughout 6

Brad Halliday: Was the man of the match winner from the sponsors and it would be hard to argue with that. So positive in all he does and almost scored a beauty 8

Scott Harrison: Also had a cracking game. He was commanding at the back and was nice top see him carry the ball and get forward 8

Andrew Boyce: Has formed a good partnership with Harrison and looks set to stay. Won plenty of headers 6

Jake Carroll: Good to see more crosses (and better ones). Would love to see him pin his lugs back and take on the defenders more 6

Matthew Bates: Mr Steady again in the holding role. Looks at ease, got forward too 6

Michael Woods: If only his finishing matched some of the approach play. Totally mis-hit a first half chance but some of his football again good 6

Nicky Featherstone: Neat and tidy and getting ever closer to that first Pools goal 6

Rhys Oates: For the second Saturday in a row, much of Pools best work came via Oates 7

Billy Paynter: Good to see the skipper back. Almost got through in the first half but no gilt-edged chances. Brought his team-mates into play well 7

Rakish Bingham: Goal continues to elude the frontman but keeps getting in good positions 6

SUBS

Scott Fenwick (for Bingham 67): Put himself about and almost got on end of Oates cross 6

Brad Walker (for Woods 80): Bright as a button going forward. Looked a threat N/A

Unused Subs: Denton, Jones, Worley, Oyenuga, Smith