Player ratings from an underwhelming evening in Berkshire.Player ratings from an underwhelming evening in Berkshire.
Player ratings from an underwhelming evening in Berkshire.

Player ratings from Hartlepool United's disappointing 3-1 defeat to Maidenhead United

Hartlepool United slipped to a lacklustre 3-1 defeat at the hands of set-piece specialists Maidenhead United on Tuesday evening – here’s how the players rated.

Pools struggled to deal with Maidenhead’s bombardment of their box and went behind after 14 minutes when Casey Pettit turned Will De Havilland’s knock-down beyond Pete Jameson following Sam Barratt’s corner from the right.

The visitors had to survive a number of scares, including when Barratt hit the post four minutes before the break, but were handed a lifeline when Callum Cooke volleyed in a leveller in the 51st minute after some excellent work by Louis Stephenson down the flank.

However, Kevin Phillips’ side were unable to make the most of getting back on terms and were behind again with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when Sam Beckwith’s shot deflected past Pete Jameson.

And the hosts made sure of the result four minutes from time when substitute Shawn McCoulsky tapped in at the back post after Jayden Mitchell-Lawson dragged an effort across the face of goal.

Here’s how the Pools players rated from an underwhelming evening in Berkshire:

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