Hartlepool United took an early lead against Sunderland. Picture by FRANK REID.

How did Hartlepool United fare in their final pre-season friendly against Sunderland

Hartlepool United rounded off their pre-season campaign with a 1-1 draw against Sunderland.

Paul Hartley’s side took the lead against the Championship Black Cats when Jake Hastie’s cross was turned into his own net by a visiting player.

But the Wearsider's drew level on half time thanks to Elliot Embleton's penalty.

Pools made seven changes at the break as they earned a creditable draw.

And here is how Pools were rated in their final pre-season outing ahead of Saturday’s trip to Walsall.

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