HOW we rated Hartlepool's performance in the 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient.


0-1: McAnuff (22, picked out in the middle and low shot spun low into the net via a Featherstone deflection)

1-1: Kabamba (45, popped up in the area to slide home after Noble and James kept it alive in the area)

Bookings: Molyneux (38, foul); Widdowson (68, foul); McAnuff (76, foul); Donaldson (90, foul)

Referee: Martin Woods (Lancashire): A lot of questions marks over his display – none more so than how many times Kioso was pulled down in the area at set-pieces 5

Attendance: 3,297

Entertainment: 4/5


7 Loach: Made two impressive second half saves to keep Pools level when they were under pressure;

7 Kioso: Committed and combative, it’s strange to think the previous manager clearly didn’t see what he can bring to the back line

7 Raynes: An assured and mature presence. Leads and organises the defensive line and that’s what Pools have been missing for too long

8 Anderson: His best display for Pools – won his headers and attacked the opposition. Lost a couple of teeth for his troubles later on;

7 Featherstone: Positive in possession and tried to get Pools going forward. Another who has improved his outlook with the change of manager;

7 Donaldson: While going forward he’s a threat out wide, his defensive work should not be forgotten as he made some important clearing headers in the area when it mattered

8 Hawkes: Will be a mainstay of Hignett’s side and his willingness to run at the opposition and create openings is a real positive

6 Molyneux: One first half break on the counter raised the excitement levels, but his game was ended with a cut knee

7 Amos: Looks a far better player with some games under his belt now and he uses the ball smartly on the left side;

7 Kabamaba: Three goals in three games and he gave another honest display, showing attacking characteristics Pools have missed last season and this

8 James: His work to earn Pools a penalty was impressive, and typical of his tenacious outlook. Ran and chased all day.


Noble (for Molyneux 44): At times looked a bit rusty and he was chasing the game at times, but he won’t hide when it’s not going right 6

Cunningham (for Anderson 87)

(not used): Kitching, Hawkins, Muir.

LEYTON ORIENT (4-4-2): Brill 7; Judd 7, Turley 6, Happe 7, Widdowson 7; Brophy 6, Lee 7 (Lawless 81), Clay 7, McAnuff 7; Harrold 6 (Alabi 68, 5), Bonne 6. Subs (not used): Sargeant, Sotiriou, Ogie.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Myles Anderson. The centre-half hasn’t looked as solid and stout as he did on Saturday, when he took some heavy blows in a combative display.