Flinders 5 – Left horribly exposed for goals but should have had more to say to those who failed him.
Austin 4 – Completely out of sorts. Struggled against winger and was to blame for third.
Collins 4 – A tough afternoon and will be disappointed with his part in a couple of goals.
Hartley 4 – He’ll bounce back, but this was a torrid start for the Player of the Season.
Horwood 5 – Gets more stick than he warrants at times and did okay going forward.
Franks 6 – The one positive. Crosses were good and was a threat. Tired towards end though. MOM.
Walton 5 – Disappointing start to Pools career having offered so much in pre-season. Evidently frustrated.
Sweeney 5 – Soon became lost amid the horror show despite obvious endeavour.
Monkhouse 5 – A decent shift down left and Cooper was pleased with him. But as a senior pro he should be more vocal.
Howard 6 – Got himself into a couple of decent positions and probably should have scored.
James 5 – Was withdrawn at break having been all graft and no craft during first half.
Poole 5 – Was lively during second half and could be pressing for a recall.
Pools: Flinders, Austin, Collins, Hartley, Horwood, Franks, Sweeney, Walton, Monkhouse, James (Poole 46), Howard
Subs not used: Baldwin, Holden, Humphreys, Luscombe, Murray, Nish
Crewe: Martin, Davis, Westwood, Ellis, Dugdale, Clayton (Turton 86), Pogba, Leitch-Smith (Daniels 79), Moore, Robertson, Osman (Murphy 77)
Subs not used: Garratt, Mellor, Ray, White
Goals: Leitch-Smith 7, Clayton 12 & 39, Pogba 34 & 90
Att: 2501 (188 Pools)
Referee: Carl Boyeson