Hartlepool United secured a big win over Sheffield Wednesday in the Papa John's Trophy (Credit: Will Matthews | MI News)

How they rated: FIVE 8's for Hartlepool United as they swept aside Sheffield Wednesday in Papa John's Trophy

Antony Sweeney signed off from his spell as interim manager of Hartlepool United with an emphatic win.

By Joe Ramage
Thursday, 2nd December 2021, 9:13 am

Pools were excellent from start to finish at Hillsborough as they eased into the next round of the competition with a resounding 3-0 success over League One Sheffield Wednesday.

Sweeney made eight changes to the side who lost at Port Vale last week including midfielder Mark Shelton who opened the scoring.

Pools doubled their lead three minutes later through Jaden Brown’s own goal before another player handed a start, Will Goodwin, added a third midway through the second half.

Pools have struggled for goals in recent weeks and have equally struggled to keep them out at the other end but everything came together for Sweeney on his final night in the dugout before new manager Graeme Lee takes over.

And here is how the Pools players rated on an excellent night at Hillsborough.

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