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Match ratings: How did Hartlepool United's players mark in Sutton draw?

Gander Green Lane.
Gander Green Lane.

Another point, another step closer to National League safety.

Hartlepool United again produced the goods on the road to edge another point away from dropzone, just two weeks from the end of the campaign.

But how did the Pools players rate in the draw? Liam Kennedy has his say...

Pools XI

Scott Loach - Man of the match, without doubt. His saves rescued an unlikely point for Pools... 8

Lewis Hawkins - Continues to do a job at right-back for Pools. Out of position but not out of sorts... 6

Louis Laing - Much improved performance in the second period... 6

Carl Magnay - Will be disappointed with the goal but an otherwise sold show... 6

Blair Adams - Delivery was a touch off and so was his defensive work... 5

Nicky Featherstone - Had to put in a physical show against a much more sizable Sutton midfield... 6

Conor Newton - Not as influential as he has been of late. Still worked very hard... 6

Josh Hawkes - Cracking finish for the goal. His stock continues to rise... 7

Michael Woods - Again like the walking wounded for much of this encounter. Shows his character... 7

Jake Cassidy - A real centre-forward's show. Ran the channels, held it up. All he lacks is the goals this season... 8

Ryan Donaldson - Lively opening half hour, tired after that... 6

Subs

Rhys Oates (for Donaldson 57) - An injection of energy... 7

Devante Rodney (for Hawkes 75) - Added width on the left... 6

Scott Harrison (for Woods 90) ...N/A

Not used:Ryan Catterick, Jack Munns.

Yellow: Magnay 63

Red: None

Goal(s): Hawkes 26

Sutton United XI: Jamie Butler, Aswad Thomas, Dean Beckwith, Kenny Davis (Ross Stearn 66), Ross Lafayette, Craig Eastmond, Nicky Bailey, Terrell Thomas, Harry Beautyman, Byron Harrison (Josh Taylor 83), Tommy Wright (Keiron Cadogan 66).

Not used: Louis John, Craig Dundas.

Yellow: None

Red: None

Goal(s): Lafayette 9

Referee: David Rock - Let a lot go. Made for a very good game... 7

Att: 2,272 (210 Poolies)