Notts County v Stevenage PLAYER RATINGS from Meadow Lane

PUBLISHED: 17:38 24 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:47 24 February 2018

Notts County v Stevenage. Meadow Lane. Credit @laythy29 Twitter and Instagram

Notts County v Stevenage. Meadow Lane. Credit @laythy29 Twitter and Instagram

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Darren Sarll’s Stevenage took on Notts County at Meadow Lane on Saturday afternoon. Find out which players impressed Comet sports journalist Layth Yousif.

Notts County

Adam Collin 7

Matt Tootle 7

Carl Dickinson 7.5

Elliot Hewitt 7

Richard Duffy 7.5

Lewis Alessandra 6.5

Shola Ameobi 7.5

Terry Hawkridge 7

Noor Husin 7.5

Ben Hall 7

Jon Stead 7.5

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Stevenage

Tom King: 7 – The highly-rated Millwall loanee spoke in the week about working hard and trying to progress. He will no doubt use the experience gained in this difficult game against the constant aerial threat of Notts County.

Jonathan Smith: 7 – Happy to do the dirty work in an unsung position but struggled to impose himself against a physical home side

Joe Martin: 7 – Consistent and will never let his team-mates down but was another who found the route one tactics difficult to master.

Jack King: 7 – A leader with much-needed organisational skills but found it difficult to stem the tide of County attacks at the game wore on.

Ben Kennedy: 7 – A pantomime villain with the home support after a penalty appeal which could have gone either way. A brave player who drew industrial challenges from the experienced home team which eventually caused Boro boss to withdraw him moments before half-time.

John Goddard: 7 – Always looked to play the ball forward and provided a number of balls into the box.

Luke Amos: 7 – A real prospect with superb touch and technique. Started brightly but like many of the Stevenage frontline faded as the game progressed.

Dan Newton: 7 – Always give 100 per cent and is bravery personified but was unable to influence proceedings in the final third.

Terence Vancooten: 7 – A cultured defender with a big future who will be better for the experience against the wily veterans in Ameobi and Stead

Mark McKie: 7 – Another who will benefit from the challenges he faced against an experienced County side. Failed to be as influential as he would have liked after playing further forward in the second half following Ben Sheaf’s introduction.

Ben Wilmot: 6.5 – Still learning his trade and will have gained a great deal of information in terms of how to play against an aerial side. He just needs time to process it and use the experience

Substitutes:

Ben Sheaf: 7 – Played the whole second half after replacing the injured Kennedy. Showed touch, technique and vision allied with steel. Will be one to watch once he gets a run of games

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