Match ratings v Accrington... Including Kevin Pilkington... 8

Kevin Pilkington. A welcome clean sheet for the former Mansfield Town man. Only the third of the season and all have heralded wins for Notts. From his perspective it was fully deserved too, as he made a string of good stops and commanded his backline well. Seemed to have a running battle with Roscoe D'Sane, but repeatedly denied him. 8

Lee Canoville. Earned praise last week for a vastly improved showing and was in decent form again making some good defensive play. Also played his part in the Notts opener and generally looked solid. 7

Hunt (left)... made some crucial challenges

Adam Tann. At last a performance where Tann was almost back to his best. Slipped up only once, from which Pilkington rescued him, and made several good blocks. Had a battle on his hands with D'Sane and Mullin but kept the latter in particular quiet. 7

Stephen Hunt. STAR MAN. Perhaps besides the Chesterfield match this was possibly the stand-in captain's best game of the season as time and time again he threw his body on the line. Several good challenges against the lively D'Sane and he won almost every aerial ball. Pacey, determined and uncompromising, this was Hunt at his best and nearing the levels of the end of last term. 9


Paul Mayo. A no-nonsense and solid display from the experienced League Two left-back. Rarely does anything wrong and was reliable when called upon. Also got forward well on occasions, supporting Myles Weston and hitting one decent effort on goal. 6

Richard Butcher. Again asked to play in an unfamiliar right midfield role, but again he stuck to his task manfully. Always on hand to get stuck in and held his position well. Was a threat in the oppositions goal area and put himself about well. 6

Neil MacKenzie. Another impressive display from Notts' playmaker. Didn't capture the headlines this week but was still the best passer on display, taking the sting out of the game time and time again and finding a Notts man in space with the majority of his passes. A consistent display with the ball. 7

Silky... Industrious display
Gary Silk.
Buzzed about effectively and was very efficient in his game. Worked his socks off and put in some important challenges. Kept things neat and tidy in there without involving himself too heavily. 6

Myles Weston. Flitted in and out of proceedings but always offered a threat. Started the game particularly well, getting the better of NCM's big battle of the day against Peter Cavanagh. Also worked hard, chasing back all of 50 yards to make a defensive challenge at one point, and provided one cross of real quality. 7

Lawrie Dudfield. How great to see him score again.. And how deserved. Another tireless performance from the ever-willing former Boston man. All-round good days work after one assist and one goal, now he needs to go on a run and we might see a return to his form at the end of last season which can be very effective. 8

Craig Lindfield. We could have a real natural

McCann... Great first touch
goalscorer on our hands here. Looks a great coup for Charlie McParland. A real fine finish for a debut goal and an intelligent all-round display before tiring in the second. Came close to another fine second. 8


Hector Sam (for Lindfield, 78). Once again looked a real threat from the bench and always looks like being a real impact player. In his short spell he hit two shots on goal - the second leading to the corner from which Notts got the killer second. 7

Austin McCann (for Weston, 86). Hit a great cross for Dudfield to nod home with only his first touch. 7