0-1: Ugwu pen (80, soft award as both managers agreed, but confidently put away)

Bookings: Timlin (48, foul), Killip (unsporting behaviour 56), Toure (unsporting behaviour 80), Ugwu (time wasting 80), Adeloye (time wasting 90); Featherstone (foul 90), McGlashan (unsporting behaviour 90)

Referee: Aaron Jackson (Bootle): Little control or understanding of what was going on around him 1

Attendance: 3,868

Entertainment: 3/5


6 Killip: Beaten by an early header which hit the post, and that aside little to do. Tried to get Pools on the attack swiftly with his distribution;

6 Donaldson: Got forward and swung over a lovely cross for Keena in the second-half, but Pools missed him in the middle

6 LIDDLE: Never troubled by the opposition again, comfortable throughout and knocks the ball around well from the back

6 Odusina: A busy game, stretched at times. Was switched on throughout and was put under pressure in possession at times

6 Kitching: Didn’t get chance to get forward as much in the second-half as he normally would on the left side;

5 Featherstone: Man marked during the game, such has been his influence of game and the opposition stifled him in the middle;

6 Molyneux: When Pools were on top and looking like scoring, was the player most likely to create that key opening

5 Shelton: Quiet by his busy standards, didn’t get involved as much and replaced late on in the second-half

5 Holohan: Another in the middle of the park in blue and white who didn’t get a grip of the opposition in there

6 Toure: In and out of the game, saw plenty of the ball and always could have done more with it than he managed;

5 Keena: One second-half header had to be put away, score that and Pools win the game.


Harker (for Shelton 80)

Hawkes (for Holohan 86).

(not used): Beeney, Mafuta, Richardson.

EBBSFLEET UNITED (3-4-1-2): HOLMES 6; Ekpiteta 6, King 6, Grimes 5; Wilson 5, Payne 6 (Obileye 75), Timlin 6, McGlashan 6; Egan 6; Ugwu 6, Umera 5 (Adeloye 86) Subs (not used): Palmer, Goddard, Achuba.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Jordan Holmes, the visiting keeper was in the right place at the right time three times to deny Pools