Stevenage 2-2 Crewe: PLAYER RATINGS

PUBLISHED: 17:54 10 March 2018 | UPDATED: 18:05 10 March 2018

Stevenage took on Crewe at the Lamex on Saturday. Credit: @laythy29 Twitter and Instagram

Stevenage took on Crewe at the Lamex on Saturday. Credit: @laythy29 Twitter and Instagram

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Stevenage blew a two goal lead as visitors Crewe came back to draw 2-2 after a 97th minute equaliser. Read Layth Yousif’s player ratings from the Lamex.

Tom King: 7 - This highly-rated keeper showed good anticipation and handling to keep the visitors at bay and could not really be blamed for either of Crewe’s goals.

Joe Martin: 6.5 - Unflappable with whole-hearted commitment but you win as a team and lose as a team and players have to take the brickbats as part of a rearguard that failed to see out the game.

Jack King: 6.5 - Solid and reliable – but another who will be hugely disappointed at not picking up three points.

Ben Sheaf: 6.5 - This correspondent reported on the Arsenal lad’s debut in Belgrade and was impressed with his ability and temperament in the rarefied atmosphere of Red Star Belgrade’s intimidating Marakana in front of more than 50,000 passionate Serbs. The teenager has also impressed with his performances for the Gunners U23 side but needs the experience he can gain from this move to progress his career. Unfortunately despite a silky touch and a heartening work ethic the game passed him by somewhat. Will be far better for the experience.

Johnny Goodard: 7 - Always lively and worked hard in trying to force the opposition on the back foot.

Luke Amos: 6.5 - Quick feet and superb technique as befits a loanee player from Tottenham Hotspur. His parent club may have suffered a crushing defeat in Europe on Wednesday but at least this Spur can say he enjoyed a victory this week.

Danny Newton: 7 - Perpetual motion as ever. A joy to watch his running at centre-half George Ray as he flew past him as if he wasn’t there before squaring for Bowditch to net his second.

Terence Vancooten: 6.5 - A terrific prospect who is progressing by the game. Possesses an powerfully athletic physique and pace not to mention a good touch and technique. Boss Sarll deserves credit for bringing him on - imagine how good he will be with another six months experience early next season even if he is another who should be angry at dropping two points.

Dean Bowditch: 8 Showed clinically with an excellent low finish last Alex keeper Ben Garratt to put Boro ahead before showing a predators nature by slotting home from close range for his second.

Mark McKee: 7.5 - On a positive note the young Northern Irishman again showed why he is so highly-rated with a first half performance encompassing flair and vision with strength and tenacity. Another who will be on a different level next season if he keeps working hard and progressing under Sarll’s excellent handling of talented young players. Faded in the second half – but wasn’t the only one.

Ben Wilmot 6.5 – Another who will learn far more from the last 20 minutes today. Talented but raw with a lot to learn. Yet more experienced colleagues are equally as culpable on a bitterly disappointing result and second half performance from Stevenage.


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