Match ratings v Barnet... Including Paul Mayo... 7

By Paul Smith
Last updated : 06 November 2007

Kevin Pilkington. Made a superb late save to keep Notts level and generally looked solid once again. Is certainly having a good season for Notts and he commanded his area well once again. No chance with Puncheon's goal. 7

Lee Canoville. Another good display from Canoville who made his intentions

Canoville... Steady making right-back slot his own
clear with an early tackle on Puncheon. Worked hard against a tricky customer but wasn't overly stretched and stuck to his task well. Also played Butcher in for the Notts goal. 7

Adam Tann. Could have scored early on with the scores at 0-0 but weakly hit at goal. Could have closed Puncheon down for his strike, but was competent overall making no errors and defending solidly. 6

Stephen Hunt. Found Birchall a real livewire and had to dig in throughout. Stuck to his task manfully, fighting throughout for the cause. Wasn't always at his best, especially compared to Saturday, but did little wrong and threw his body on the line. Suspected late injury saw him subbed. 6

Paul Mayo. A good performance from the former Lincoln City man who got up and down the wing well and was reliable throughout. Made one brilliant defensive header under pressure in the first half and used his experience to help see a draw out. 7

Butcher... Battled hard throughout
Richard Butcher.
STAR MAN. A very impressive showing from the central midfielder currently being used in a wide right role. Worked tirelessly and was involved in the majority of Notts' best moves with some clever passing. Always willing to shoot or cross early, and got back to support Canoville against Puncheon well. Seems to have been awarded the equalising goal, a further boost, though whether he is or not it was he who forced the equaliser - even if it wasn't meant. 8

Gary Silk. As with Saturday Silk went about his business impressively. Dogged and determined, the youngster enjoyed a good tussle with the dangerous Josh Wright which often he won. The more established Matt Somner has a fight on his hands for a recall as the holding role with Silk in good form. 7

Neil MacKenzie. Didn't involve himself in open play as much as he has recently, but his delivery from set pieces was largely effective - just with no attacking player able to get on the end of them. In fairness, the ball bypassed him a lot but he didn't let anyone down. 6

Myles Weston. Alike with MacKenzie, his creative instinct were nullified, and

Lindfield... On the periphery of the action
his best work came in defensive positions as he showed a willingness to chase back. Didn't have many opportunities to run at the Bees, but did so once that eventually led to the equaliser. Industrious. 6

Lawrie Dudfield. Got better as the game wore on and twice came close to a late winner. First he just missed out on touching a cross in and the second he created himself before hitting over. Always willing, Dudfield had a spring in his step but overall didn't have enough real chances to threaten Harrison. 7

Craig Lindfield. Hardly involved and picked up a reckless booking. Maybe too much was expected of him with a second game in only four days at the club, and he will no doubt have better days. Found service limited. 5

Subs

Hector Sam (for Weston, 75). Tried to get involved but had little time to do so though did still manage to look a threat. 6

Matt Somner (for Hunt, 77). Quick to make his mark with an effort on goal and stuck in to help see Notts to a draw. 6

Austin McCann (for Lindfield, 80). Also had an effort on goal but was largely there on to help tighten up at the back, and did so. 6

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