Pools U23s 1 Boro 2: New signings feature in friendly defeat

Rhys Oates
Rhys Oates

Hartlepool United Under-23s suffered a 2-1 defeat in a behind-closed-doors game against Middlesbrough today.

Scott Harrison, Rhys Oates and Kieran Green all featured for Sam Collins' side at Maiden Castle, as they went down to a Boro side that included Hartlepool-born pair Bryn Morris and Harry Chapman.

It was Oates who equalised for Pools just after the half-time break, yet Boro immediately regained the advantage when Marcus Tavernier netted his second.

Summer signings James Martin and Ben Dudzinski were also involved for Pools, as they completed their pre-season programme.