NO points, but some promise.
That is the five-word synopsis of the first game in Paul Murray’s reign as Hartlepool United manager.
A poor first half – Pools trailed 1-0 to a goal by ex-loan man Ryan Donaldson – was followed by an encouraging second half.
Brad Walker hammered in a 59th-minute equaliser but Harrison Dunk headed in a Cambridge winner with three minutes left.
A disappointing finale but promise was there.
See Monday’s Mail for report, reaction and pictures. In the meantime, enjoy Frank Reid’s slideshow from the Abbey Stadium.