Cup Humiliation Blows Barron's Chances Of Job
Hartlepool United crashed out of the FA Cup at the first attempt after a humiliating defeat at Chesterfield.
Barron named an unchanged side for the trip to the Proact Stadium but saw his side a goal down after less than a quarter of an hour. Good play from Danny Whitaker fed in striker Scott Boden, who clipped the ball over Scott Flinders to give his side the lead.
The home side doubled their advantage when Mark Randall tapped home from close range on the half hour mark and ended the game as a contest when Craig Clay eased through the visiting defence and added a third before the break.
It took a fourth goal before Barron made any changes, Terrell Forbes' volleyed finish prompting him to replace Ritchie Humphreys, Paul Murray and Jack Baldwin with Jonathan Franks, James Poole and Sam Collins with 60 minutes on the clock.
Antony Sweeney gave Pools a glimmer with hope after heading home on 78 minutes but those hopes were smashed within 60 seconds as a Peter Hartley effort allowed Jack Lester to add a fifth goal for Chesterfield.
Things went from bad to worse at the death as Craig Westcarr made the score 6-1 to the side who are currently 16th in League Two.
A new low for Hartlepool United, who now face league leaders Tranmere on Wednesday night.
FT: Chesterfield 6 Hartlepool 1