Player ratings: Stevenage v York City

Tom Pett in action for Stevenage

Tom Pett in action for Stevenage - Credit: Archant

How did each player get on in today’s League Two clash?


1. Jesse Joronen. Could do nothing about either goal - Eddie Nolan’s opener from 30 yards and Luke Summerfield’s equaliser into the top corner from the edge of the box. Kicking needs to improve, though. 6

5. Fraser Franks. Had to deal with some decent runs in the first half from David Tutonda. Managed to get the better of his opponent in the second period, so much so that Tutonda was taken off with 20 minutes to go. 6

6. Mark Hughes. Great block second half to stop York from scoring a third. Solid throughout the game, and is fast becoming a key member of this Boro side. 7

7. Chris Whelpdale. An early sight of goal was met with a save from Flinders. He made up for that later on when he headed Boro level early in the second half. Always on the move, and made a few runs into the box on the right while Pett and Ogilvie attacked up the left. 7

11. Tom Pett. When the game slowed in the first half, he came inside to try to affect play. Teamed up well with Ogilvie again in the second half to superb effect down the left. 7

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15. Tom Hitchcock. Good early running across the back line saw him pull defenders out of their comfort zone, but lacked supply. Was inches away from connecting with an Ogilvie cross first half. 6

19. Dean Wells. Forming a solid central partnership with Mark Hughes. Got in a superb late tackle to deny York substitute Emile Sinclair. 6

22. Charlie Lee. Struggled in the air against the likes of Femi Ilesanmi and Dave Winfield in the opening stages. Headed corner on to the bar early in the second half before, on 54 minutes, nodding them in front. Went off with a knock late on. 7

24. Jack Jebb. Given a first start since joining the club just over a week ago as Dean Parrett was injured. Kept possession well, and kept things ticking over in the centre of midfield. Got a decent ovation from supporters when substituted with 10 minutes remaining. 7

28. Connor Smith. Good tackle on Marvin McCoy to halt an early York attack through the middle. One or two passes went to the opposite team, but he wasn’t the only one guilty of this. Shielded the Boro back line for the most part. 6

30. Connor Ogilvie. Some nice touches, and good composure on the ball under pressure in defence. Put in a good cross for Hitchcock in the first half and then set up Whelpdale for the equaliser. Loan deal runs out after today’s game. 8


9. Brett Williams. Came on for the hard-working Hitchcock with 20 minutes to go. Nothing wrong with his penalty. Had he put it any more to right, it would have hit the post. Flinders, though, dived right way. 6

20. Dipo Akinyemi. Came on for Lee with a little over 10 minutes to go and made a big impact. Put himself about, and used his pace to worry back line. Brought down for the penalty, and then later hit the side netting. 7

32. Tom Conlon. Replaced Jack Jebb in the 81st minute. Hit the crossbar with a wonderful free-kick. 6

York City

1. Scott Flinders: Low save from Whelpdale early on, but got caught stranded a little for winger’s headed equaliser. Outstanding save to keep out Williams’ penalty with six minutes to go. 7

2. Marvin McCoy. Gave Ogilvie something to think about from his right wingback position. Made a few decent runs forward to cause the Boro defender problems in the second half. 7

3. Femi Ilesanmi. Made a good break early in the second half down the right from a Boro corner, but he couldn’t beat Joronen. Always looked like he has the ability to beat players, but didn’t get the chance to show it off. 6

4. James Berrett. Precise through ball had Thompson in on goal with 15 minutes gone. Kept York moving in the middle of the park, especially later on in the match. 7

6. Eddie Nolan. Gave the visitors the lead on 39 minutes with a sensational shot from distance. He’d been keeping Boro from getting through the middle up until then. Put in a couple of strong challenges in midfield in the second half. 8

8. Luke Summerfield. Had a shot midway through the first half which was straight at Joronen. Made no mistake later on with a curled effort from the edge of the box to earn his side a point. 7

9. Vadaine Oliver. Struggled to get much from Wells and Hughes in the first half. Made a couple of runs in behind the Boro defence, but without much luck. 6

15. Keith Lowe. Fed easily on any high balls hit towards Hitchcock in the first half, and continued this in the second period. 7

16. Dave Winfield. Most notable contribution was bringing down Dipo Akinyemi for the penalty, though he was adamant it wasn’t a foul. 6

22. Reece Thompson. Quiet game. Tried to get more involved in the last 30 minutes, but struggled to get free of tight marking when he got into the box. 6

27. David Tutonda. Some good early running cause Boro’s defence problems down the left, but struggled to replicate that in the second half. Was shackled well by Fraser Franks in the second half and was replaced by Emile Sinclair. 7


10. Russ Penn. Came on with his side 2-1 down and offered a threat in the remaining 20 minutes. 6

11. Josh Carson. Had little time to make an impact in his 13 minutes on the pitch. 6

29. Emile Sinclair. Came off the bench with 25 minutes to go and made his presence felt. 7