Stevenage 0-1 Cambridge United: PLAYER RATINGS

PUBLISHED: 16:55 01 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:55 01 September 2018

Andronicos Georgiou of Stevenage challenges Brad Halliday of Cambridge United in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Cambridge Utd at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO

Andronicos Georgiou of Stevenage challenges Brad Halliday of Cambridge United in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Cambridge Utd at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Stevenage took on Cambridge United at the Lamex in the big derby in League Two on Saturday. Read on for Layth Yousif’s PLAYER RATINGS

Andronicos Georgiou of Stevenage challenges Brad Halliday of Cambridge United in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Cambridge Utd at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOOAndronicos Georgiou of Stevenage challenges Brad Halliday of Cambridge United in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Cambridge Utd at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO

Stevenage:

Paul Farman: 7 - Showed good handling and distribution as ever

Luther Wildin: 7 – A class act destined for a higher level of football if he keeps progressing. Athletic with an excellent technique and good positional awareness down the right flank

Scott Cuthbert: 7 - Apart from a slip the big former Celtic academy centre-half was excellent. Not many master the former Luton captain in the air and tidy on the deck mopping up trouble. Showed leadership qualities during the game - as well through giving a passionate speech to the players on the pitch just before the second half

Luke Wilkinson: 7 - Involved in a good battle with the U’s experienced Iberhe. Immersed himself in the cause by throwing himself into well-timed blocks

Steve Seddon: 5 - The 20-year-old defender signed from Birmingham City on Thursday made his league debut 48 hours later. The Blues man will certainly know the fourth tier of English football is far tougher than U23 football after being hooked at half-time during this match. Will be better for the experience

Joel Byrom: 7 - Influential in the heart of battle. Tracked back superbly well

James Ferry: 7 - Worked hard to break up opposition possession in the middle third

Danny Newton: 6.5 - Lively as ever if not as effective as he would have liked in a hard-fought match

Ronnie Henry: 6.5 - A true pro who always gives his all in games, but the experienced defender will have had better days as he laboured in the heat against the busy U’s forward line. Never gave up against the tricky Amoo winning his fair share of duels through his experience

Andronicos Georgiou: 6.5 - Kept his place after impressing during the 5-0 rout of Swansea City U23s on Tuesday. Lively early on. Quick feet means he’s a good runner with the ball. Faded

Alex Revell: 7 - Involved in a good battle with the Cambridge backline all game. Never stopped working in the heat. Deserved his ovation from the home fans after being subbed midway through the second half having given his all. A credit to himself, his team-mates and the game

Substitutes:

Emmanuel Sonupe: 6 - On for the inexperienced Seddon during the interval

Ben Kennedy: 6 - Replaced Georgiou on the hour mark

Kurtis Guthrie: 6 - Tuesday’s hat-trick hero came on for Revell to inject pace into the attack

Cambridge United:

David Forde: 7 - The experienced former Millwall keeper is a class act and a true professional

Brad Halliday: 7 - Solid defending. Not afraid to put his foot through the ball in a busy box when required

Jake Carroll: 7 - The 27-year-old Dublin-born former Home Farm defender has a cultured left foot which was also employed on set pieces

George Taft: 7 - Revell was a constant thorn in his side all game. Worked hard to repel Boro’s excellent attacker

Gary Deegan: 7.5 - The 30-year-old Dublin-born tough former Coventry and Hibernian midfielder was consistency personified as he shielded the U’s backline

David Amoo: 8 - The former Liverpool academy man showed composure to slot home for the opener on 16 minutes. A class act at this level

Jabo Iberhe: 7.5 - The former Orient attacker showed good awareness to fire in the cross for the U’s opener. Powerful and committed

George Maris: 7 - The 22-year-old Sheffield-born midfielder put in a shift

Reggie Lambe: 7.5 - Could and should have scored in the first half but his header from Amoo’s cross flew over. Unlucky with a powerful curling drive which flew over midway through the second half. Deserved his ovation after being replaced

Jevani Brown: 7 - Lively with a good technique. Battled hard to work openings against a steadfast Boro backline

Louis John: 7 - Another who was involved in a constant tussle with the tireless Revell in the centre of defence

Substitutes:

Ade Azeez: On for Lambe late on

Emmanuel Osadebe: On for the impressive Amoo with minutes remaining,

Follow sports reporter Layth on Twitter @laythy29

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