Match ratings: How did Hartlepool United's players mark in Woking win?

Devante Rodney celebrates with Rhys Oates
Devante Rodney celebrates with Rhys Oates

Good things come to those who wait.

And it's been a very long wait for Poolies, as Hartlepool United ended an 88 day, 12 and a half week, 11-game winless run with a 3-2 victory over Woking at Victoria Park yesterday.

But how did the players perform in the encounter? Liam Kennedy has his say...

Pools XI

Scott Loach - Skipper for the day, the keeper showed plenty of confidence. Came for cross after cross... 7

Luke George - Asked to play out of position but a massive influence on the right-hand side of a back four... 7

Scott Harrison - Close to an exit a few weeks ago but was crucial part of the defensive unit... 7

Louis Laing - One brutal challenge early on that earned him a booking. This was no bad thing, though. It showed he's got some fight to go with the elegance with the ball... 8

Blair Adams - Troubled by one or two breaks in the opening 45... 6

Nicky Featherstone - Controlled things in the middle. Experience shone through... 6

Michael Woods - Saw plenty of ball at both ends of the park, didn't get close to adding to his tally mind... 6

Conor Newton - Looks a different character to the player who looked so out of sorts earlier this campaign. Transformed... 7

Devante Rodney - An absolute livewire. Could, and should, have had a hat-trick. His best show in a Pools shirt... 8

Jake Cassidy - Looking every bit the player Pools need up top. A quality hold up man at this level, a cracking finish to boot... 8

Rhys Oates - Returned to the side after a recent lay-off. His energy and endeavor were second to none... 7


Lewis Hawkins (for George 85)... N/A

Not used: Ryan Catterick, Liam Pritchard, Josh Hawkes, Jacob Owen.

Yellow: Laing 4, Featherstone 72

Red: None

Goal(s): Rodney 19, Cassidy 34, Oates 44

Woking XI: Nathan Baxter, Matt Young, Nathan Ralph, Josh Staunton, Richard Orlu, Damon Lathrope (Joey Jones 57), Kane Ferdinand (Chez Isaac 73), Charlie Carter, Jason Banton (Jonathan Edwards 66), Anthony Cook, Reece Grego-Cox.

Subs: Fabop Saraiva, Declan Appau.

Yellow: Cook 74

Red: None

Goal(s): Grego-Cox 84, Edwards 90

Referee: S Lucas - Let a lot go. A mixed back from the whistler... 5.

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