Match ratings: How did Hartlepool's players rate in their Maidenhead defeat?

Jake Cassidy
Jake Cassidy

Hartlepool United's difficult introduction to National League football continued with a disappointing loss to part-timers Maidenhead United.

But how did their players rate in defeat? Liam Kennedy marks the players out of 10...

Pools XI (3-5-2)

Scott Loach - Plain and simpled, Pools man of the match. Could do nothing about the goals but did prevent it being a much wider margin... 9

Carl Magnay - Solid enough in the centre, did not let the side down on right either. Commitment is unrivalled... 8

Louis Laing - A tough start to life at Pools. Big mistake for second goal... 5

Scott Harrison - Uncomfortable in a three, then struggled to deal with physical Marks... 5

Liam Donnelly - A Jack of all trades this season. Master of none so far... 5

Ryan Donaldson - Delivery is top class but failed to have much of an impact in a more central role... 5

Conor Newton - Not his best day. One he will want to forget... 5

Lewis Hawkins - Subbed at the break. Could have been earlier... 4

Blair Adams - Bright in the first half, quieter when switched to left-back... 7

Padraig Amond - Not quite on the same wavelength as Cassidy throughout but held it up well and netted late on... 6

Jake Cassidy - Faded as the game went on... 6


Michael Woods (for Hawkins 46) - Had little impact... 5

Devante Rodney (for Donaldson 67) - Went on to right of front three but saw little of the ball... 5

Nicky Deverdics (for Donnelly 67) - Delivery let him down on a couple of occasions... 5

Subs not used: Nicky Featherstone, Jack Munns.

Yellow: Newton 71

Red: None

Goal(s): Amond PEN 87

Maidenhead XI: Carl Pentney, Remy Clerima, Harold Odametey, Alan Massey, Dave Tarpey, James Comley, Sean Marks (Adrian Clifton 65,), Harry Pritchard (James Mulley 75), Ryan Upward (Dean Inman 90), Max Kilman, Jake Goodman.

Subs not used: Jake Hyde, Sam Barratt.

Yellow: Massey 86

Red: None

Goal(s): Tarpey 34, 58

Referee: Neil Hair - Little to do really... 7

Attendance: 1,491 (259 Pools fans)