Match ratings: How did Hartlepool United's players perform in Ebbsfleet loss?

Devante Rodney in action for Pools.
Devante Rodney in action for Pools.

Hartlepool United suffered yet another home defeat, this time at the hands of Ebbsfleet.

But how did Pools' players rate in defeat? Here's our take...

Pools XI

Scott Loach - One or two eye-catching saves... 5

Carl Magnay - The skipper cut an angry, frustrated figure out there but it did little to improve his own performance. Awful... 3

Louis Laing - Quite possibly the worst defensive performance from any player this season. Dreadful... 2

Scott Harrison - Laing's central defensive partner was not much better... 3

Blair Adams - Just not up to it defensively. His positioning is woeful... 3

Nicky Featherstone - In a team that lacks leaders you expect the experienced players to roll their sleeves up. Yet to see the midfielder do it... 3

Luke George - Looked better at right-back. Seemed to lack the pace in the middle. Game just passed him by... 4

Michael Woods - Made plenty of runs and a had a few shots at goal but did little else... 5

Devante Rodney - Not one of his better days... 3

Jake Cassidy - One of the only players to come out of this one with a semblance of credit. Pools only option up top... 6

Rhys Oates - A distinct lack of quality on the day but never gave up. Grafted his backside off on the wing... 6


Conor Newton (for Rodney 61) - Saw plenty of the ball when he came on... 5

Lewis Hawins (for George 75) - Added some legs late on... 5

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

Yellow: Rodney 4, Magnay 47, George 62

Red: None

Goal(s): None

Ebbsfleet United XI: Nathan Ashmore, Jack Connors, Dean Rance, Dave Winfield, Kenny Clark, Andy Drury, Danny Kedwell, Jack Payne, Sam Magri, Luke Conlon (Sean Shields 73), Corey Whitely (Myles Weston 89).

Not used: Jack Powell, Jonathan Miles, Chris Bush.

Yellow: None

Red: None

Goal(s): Rance 17

Referee: G Hart

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