0-1: Cheek (9, played in behind the square back four and finished across Killip)

1-1: Holohan (13, ball fell in his path in the area and he turned to finish)

1-2: Hackett-Fairchild (29, Pools failed to clear a corner and the ball fell for him to turn and net)

2-2: Mafuta (39, picked his spot from 25 yards out with a low shot)

2-3: Hackett-Fairchild (79, hesitation in the penalty area led to a tap in)

Booking: Kizzi (45, foul)

Referee: Andrew Kitchen (Durham): Timewasting was permitted in the closing stages as the visitors had a lead to protect 6

Entertainment: 2/5


3 Killip: Conceding ten in five games is a poor start to his Pools career. Slow to react when the ball came over in the build up to the third goal;

5 Kioso: Back in after a calf problem and competed, although some of his delivery from wide into the box was slack

3 Kerr: Never settled in this game and just doesn’t look comfortable playing for Pools. Edgy in possession and needs to focus on simple defending

5 Raynes: Tries to drag the others up a level with his experience, but he’s often isolated and needs more help around him

7 Kitching: Two solid games in a row at left-back, comfortable going forward and more switched on with his defensive duties;

7 MAFUTA: Took his goal brilliantly and roams around in midfield with authority and menace in equal measure

6 Featherstone: Had more freedom alongside Mafuta, but in a crowded midfield area didn’t get much chance to use it;

6 Toure: Almost scored after another piece of individual skill and offers a spark when he’s in possession

5 Donaldson: Three games in a week after missing out on pre-season may just have caught up with him on this occasion

6 Holohan: Right place, right time for his goal but, like Featherstone seemed bogged down when truing to find space;

6 Muir: Could easily have scored at the start of the second half when he got away and that would have changed the complexion of the game.


James (for Donaldson 78)

Noble (for Featherstone 85)

Kennedy (for Kitching 90)

(not used): Bale, Crichlow-Noble.

BROMLEY (4-2-3-1): Cousins 7; Kizzi 6, Bush 7, Holland 7, Wood 6; Raymond 6 (Clifton 78), Bingham 5; Coulson 7 (Rees 53, 5), Porter 6 (Okoye 72), Hackett-Fairchild 7; Cheek 7. Subs (not used): Mekki, Klass.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Gus Mafuta: Has the potential to be a real favourite in a Pools shirt – imposing presence in midfield.