1-0: Kioso (10, smart sidefoot finish from close range after a scramble in the area)

1-1: Duku (23, cross fired to the six-yard area and he powered a header home)

1-2: Duku (24, straight from the kick-off Pools lost possession, and the striker took the ball away to finish)

1-3: Walker (90, Anderson slipped, and the substitute raced away to make no mistake)

Booking: Anderson (90, foul)

Referee: Martin Woods (Lancashire): A few confusing calls for pulling up play when advantage should have been played 6

Attendance: 3,545


6 Loach: Can’t be blamed for the opener, but was hopelessly exposed for the other two goals;

6 Richardson: showed come confidence in trying to get forward and attack the opposition down the flanks

4 Anderson: Never looked overly comfortable and made an horrendous slip-up to gift the opposition a last-gasp third

4 Kioso: Scored and looked comfortable, but no excuse for being caught in possession like he was to throw the game in the opposition’s favour

5 Kitching: Like Richardson on the opposite flank he was pushing on, but didn’t have much success in the last third;

6 Donaldson: When Pools were floundering in the second half, getting the ball to the wideman was their best hope of creating something positive

4 Noble: Started positively, then spent his time chasing the game and the opposition as the visitors dominated across midfield

4 Featherstone: Limited impact in the middle as, like Noble, he was second best as Barnet’s extra man in the middle made the difference

5 McLaughlin: Tried to get involved, but was replaced in the second half after not being able to find a way of creating chances;

5 O’Neill: Always willing, always an option but will have found it tough going against three powerful and switched on central defenders

6 James: Ran, chased, harassed and had half a chance with a blocked header. Service not suited to him again


Muir (for O’Neill 64): Introduced as an additional attacker in a formation change, but didn’t get much chance in the area

Dinanga (for McLaughlin 78)

(not used): Butler, Hawkes, Newton.

BARNET (3-5-2): Cousins 5; Reynolds 7, Robson 6, Sweeney 7; Alexander 6, Adams 6, Taylor 7, Fonguck 6, Johnson 6; Duku 7 (Harrison 45, 5), Bettamer 6 (Walker 69, 7). Subs (not used): Sparkes, Matrevics, Elito.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Dan Sweeney – defended like a National League centre-half generally does, strong, dominant, simple and effective.