POOLS IMPRESS DESPITE LOSS
THERE’S a big gap between the sides in the Football League ladder, but it wasn’t clear on this performance.
The Rams, with £3.75million of new attacking talent on show, weren’t streets ahead of Pools at all and a replay looked likely.
Pools’ goal was the best move of the game and they were deserving of their lead, but with Darren Bent on the field there’s always a chance.
This game was a thoroughly entertaining and competitive Cup tie.
Both sides have different ambitions this season – the Rams want promotion to the Premier League, and on this evidence Pools will clear any League Two trouble.