PLAYER RATINGS – Hendon 1–2 Biggleswade Town
PUBLISHED: 17:25 10 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:34 10 November 2018
Read Toby Miles’ player ratings from Silver Jubilee Park as Biggleswade Town snatched a last-minute winner to beat Hendon 2-1 in a fascinating game on Saturday.
Sam Donkin: 9 – Donkin’s abilities as both a sweeper-keeper and shot-stopper were put on display on Saturday. He got fingertips to an early Hendon strike, which he tipped onto the underside of the bar before gathering. Could do nothing about the goal.
Lucas Kirkpatrick: 7 - Called in at the last-minute to replace right-back Jack Bradshaw, the former Hitchin Town man had a solid game, battling well and making some vital interceptions in important areas.
Ben Walster: 7 – Had a solid game at left-back, dealt well with the pace of Hendon.
Kieron Forbes: 8 - The captain, whose contribution often goes unnoticed, was cool and precise as ever. He started attacks, managed the tempo and performed some important interceptions - restoring calm in a fiery game.
Tommy Smith: 8 - The centre-back was commanding in the air but his positioning and passing needed to be better in the first half. However, he grew into the game and was dominant at the back, and scored a brilliant header for the goal.
David Longe-King: 9 – Pacey and powerful, the centre-back was in control and read the game expertly.
Jonny McNamara: 7 – Never stopped running and was excellent in the build-up but his bursting runs came to nothing and Hendon stifled the through-balls. Replaced by Bradley Bell early in the second-half.
Soloman Nwabuokei: 7 – Had a similar first-half to McNamara. Helped defensively by keeping the pressure on Hendon but struggled to create going forward. Off for Liam Brooks in the second half.
Joe White: 7 - Useful in the build-up with some clever flicks, but was frustrated by the Hendon defence for most of the game. Then his powerful strike sent the Waders into the next round.
Matt Ball: 7 – Didn’t have the impact he’d have liked for most of the game but drew the foul for Hendon’s sending off and provided the assist for the Waders equaliser.
Peter Clark: 6 – Couldn’t make the sort of impact he normally does, and struggled against the strength of the hosts.
Liam Brooks: 7 – Injected pace into the Waders attack when he came on.
Bradley Bell: 7 – On for McNamara in the second half, his dribbling was excellent and though he took time to get going, he was instrumental in the Waders’ push for an equaliser.