Goals in either half from Jordan Hickey and JJ O’Donnell gave the National League North side a 2-0 lead before Nicky Featherstone’s looping header pulled a goal back for Pools, who have now been beaten by all three of their National League North opponents in pre-season.
For the first time in pre-season, almost every Pools player played the full 90-minutes with just one substitution made.
Scroll down and click through the pages to see our Pools player ratings from the match…
1. Shaun MacDonald (trailist) - 5
Beaten by two good finishes but had little else to do. Made one decent save early in the second half to deny Robbie Dale. Photo: Bernadette Malcolmson
2. David Ferguson - 5
Not his usual energetic self getting forward. A quiet game by his standards and barely put a meaningful open-play cross in all game. Photo: Bernadette Malcolmson
3. Trialist #6 - 6
Played on the left side of the back three and looked tidy on the ball as Pools looked to play it out from the back. Photo: Bernadette Malcolmson
4. Gary Liddle - 5
Struggled to keep Pools’ back line organised from the middle and couldn’t get close to stopping Blyth’s second goal on the break. Photo: Frank Reid