Match ratings: How did Hartlepool United's players rate in Fylde defeat?

Pools boss Craig Harrison
Pools boss Craig Harrison

Another weekend, another defeat for Hartlepool United and Craig Harrison.

But how did the Pools players rate in the 2-0 home humbling by AFC Fylde? Liam Kennedy has his say...

Pools XI (4-1-4-1)

Scott Loach - This plight is absolutely nothing to do with him. A credit to the club with his attitude... 6

Liam Donnelly - Part of a back four that was picked apart at will... 4

Scott Harrison - At fault for the goal in the opening 45. Mistakes aplenty at the moment for the defender, who had his afternoon cut short by injury - 4

Keith Watson - Can't be faulted for what was a reasonably strong debut. Won everything that came his way... 6

Blair Adams - Out of position on a number of occasions. His ability gets him out of trouble at times but not always... 4

Nicky Featherstone - Never in it. Struggled to have any impact at all on proceedings... 4

Ryan Donaldson - Another who did absolutely nothing. Has had a very quiet start to life at the Vic, despite is outstanding pedigree... 4

Jack Munns - Out of position and looked absolutely out of sorts... 3

Conor Newton - Drifted in and out of the game. Provided very little going either way. A poor day... 4

Jonathan Franks - If you were to pick a player who stood out on a shocking day offensively, it was the winger. A danger for 45, drifted out of it later on... 6

Jake Cassidy - Isolated. The players tasked with supporting him got absolutely nowhere near... 5


Kenton Richardson (for Harrison 45) - A hard day at the office. Thrown in at the deep end... 4

Lewis Hawkins (for Munns 63) - Little to no impact... 3

Devante Rodney (for Donaldson 63) - Just doesn't look up to it... 3

Subs not used: Michael Woods, Nicky Deverdics.

Yellow: Cassidy, Watson

Red: None

Goal(s): None

AFC Fylde XI: Rhys Taylor, Lewis Montrose, Zaine Francis-Angol, Jordan Tunnicliffe, Andy Bond, James Hardy (Jonny Smith 72), Sam Finley, Danny Rowe, Jack Muldoon, Simon Grand, Henry Jones (Tom McCready 76).

Subs: Jay Lynch, Matthew Blinkhorn, Josh Ezewele.

Yellow: Montrose

Red: None

Goal(s): Jones 39, Rowe 84

Referee: S Lucas - Got every decision spot on. A rarity for this level... 8

Attendance: 2,954