1-0: McCallum (64, knocked in from close range after Pools failed to clear a corner convincingly)

1-1: Sweeney OG (70, Donaldson’s cross from the left flank headed past his own keeper)

2-1: Akinola (78, long ball not dealt with and striker knocked into the corner)

Bookings: Dunne (13, foul); Holohan (17, foul); Johnson (34, foul); Holohan (48, foul); Alexander (53, foul); Odusina (57, foul); Featherstone (65, foul)

Sending-off: Holohan (48 second bookable offence, foul)

Referee: Dan Middleton (Derby): Too many fouls merited yellow cards in his opinion, but Holohan made the decision easy for him 5

Entertainment: 1/5

BARNET (3-5-2): Loach 5; Sweeney 5, Reynolds 5, Johnson 6; Alexander 6, Adams 6, Dunne 7, Vilhette 6, Tutonda 6; Walker 6 (McCallum 62, 6), Akinola 6 (Sparkes 88). Subs (not used): Azaze, McBurnie, Fonguck.


4 Beeney: Once again didn’t convince, and his positional awareness saw him exposed for the second goal;

5 Southam-Hailes: So impressive on his debut last weekend, this time he was culpable for the winner

6 Liddle: Saw more of the ball than anyone in the first-half as he prompted Pools from deep

6 Odusina: Defended generally well in the most testing and trying of conditions

5 Kitching: Tried to get forward as is the norm, and found himself crowded out and closed down more often than not;

6 Featherstone: Busy on the ball in a congested area and had a lot of ground to cover when Pools were down to ten men;

5 Donaldson: Swung over a fine ball for Pools goal and gave a disciplined performance on the flank

5 Holohan: Did he need to make the tackle which led to his dismissal? Probably not and that cost Pools in the end

6 Shelton: Busy throughout, amid another performance when he was stronger second half than first

5 Toure: In and out of the game as is his usual manner, caused some problems but ultimately didn’t hurt the opposition directly;

4 Keena: Little service, and had nothing to work with up front before he was replaced when Pools were a man short.


Harker (50, for Keena): A bit of a thankless task to be pitched in for his debut in such circumstances 4

Molyneux (for Featherstone 82)

Hawkes (for Shelton 88)

(not used): Anderson, Mafuta.

MAN OF THE MATCH: MARK Shelton – kept plugging away and trying to make something happen in the second half.