Hartlepool suffered defeat on Boxing Day as Mansfield Town came from two goals behind at the One Call Stadium. (Credit: Will Matthews | MI News)

Mansfield Town 3-2 Hartlepool United: Player ratings as Pools surrender a two goal lead at the One Call Stadium

Graeme Lee suffered his first defeat as Hartlepool United manager on Boxing Day as Mansfield Town came from two goals down at the One Call Stadium.

By Joe Ramage
Monday, 27th December 2021, 10:09 am

Pools had given themselves a commanding lead over League Two’s form side after Nicky Featherstone added to Luke Molyneux’s goal early in the second half.

But the Stags turned the game on its head with three goals in 11 minutes as Nigel Clough’s men claimed the points at a foggy One Call Stadium.

John-Joe O’Toole headed in from George Maris’ corner before Jordan Bowery equalised seven minutes later.

And the turnaround was complete within four minutes when Maris’ cross from the left evaded everyone and found the back of the net.

Substitute Gavan Holohan thought he had grabbed a late equaliser only for his goal to be ruled out by the officials much to the dismay of the Pools players.

And here is how Pools were rated on a frantic Boxing Day afternoon.

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