Match ratings: How did Hartlepool United's players mark in Halifax defeat?

Manager Craig Harrison
Manager Craig Harrison

Hartlepool United yet again came up short in what was billed as a relegation six-pointer at Halifax Town.

But how did their players rate? Here's our take...

Pools XI (4-3-3)

Scott Loach - Disappointing for the second goal. Will wonder whether he could have done better... 5

Carl Magnay - Looked solid enough for much of the encounter but an error for the second... 4

Louis Laing - One brilliant block but given a torrid night by the Halifax frontmen... 4

Scott Harrison - Another who really struggled with the pace... 4

Blair Adams - Part of a back four torn to bits by the hosts.... 4

Nicky Featherstone - Did little to dictate the pace, although never stopped wanting the ball... 4

Michael Woods - Not his best day. Barely noticed... 4

Conor Newton - Lively, found space well. Did little to have much of an impact in the final third, though... 5

Devante Rodney - A woeful night for the youngster. Chalk and cheese from the weekend... 4

Rhys Oates - Gave his all but it was just not enough... 5

Jake Cassidy - Put in a shift and a half up top, a lot of the time with little support... 6

Subs not used: Ryan Catterick, Josh Hawkes, Lewis Hawkins, Liam Pritchard, Luke George.

Yellow: Harrison 28, Magnay 37, Woods 45

Red: None

Goal(s): None

Halifax Town XI: Sam Johnson, Cliff Moyo, Scott McManus, Matthew Brown, Scott Garner, Michael Collins, Nathan Hotte, Matty Kosylo, Shaun Tuton (Mike Fondop-Talom 82), Ben Tomlinson, Jake Hibbs (Connor Oliver 89).

Not used: Michael Duckworth, Martin Riley, Tom Nicholson

Yellow: Hotte 7, McManus 65, Hibbs 84, Collins 90

Red: None

Goal(s): Hotte 75, Tomlinson 78

Referee: Marc Edwards - Got very little wrong, although his lineman might want to take a the second goal... 6

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