Match Ratings v Leyton Orient

By Paul Smith
Last updated : 11 November 2006

Kevin Pilkington. Despite some strong Orient pressure, he didn't have a whole ot to do In terms of saves. Commanded his area better than in previous weeks, and couldn't be faulted for either goal. 6

Pilkington...Not at fault
Gary Silk.
Seemed a touch lightweight, but wasn't the worst player on the pitch. Will have a fight to hold his place now Gleeson is fit. His passing was poor. 5

Alan White. Jabo Ibehre tore the Notts captain to pieces. White couldn't handle his pace or power, and was consistently well beaten. Nearly popped up with a goal after a decent header from a corner. 4

Mike Edwards. Didn't have as bad a time with Alexander as White did with Ibehre, but the normally consistent defender wasn't completely at the races. Should have scored when well placed, and largely had a day to forget. 5

Austin McCann. After Kevin Betsy destroyed him in midweek, ‘Aussie' again suffered, this time at the hands of Shane Tudor. The normally excellent full-back is short on confidence at the moment. 5

David Pipe. Determined and passionate, ‘Pipey' headed at goal before sprinting down the other end to produce a goal saving challenge. His final ball was lacking mind, and he still can't find the net! 6

Ian Ross. Nearly scored his first for Notts in opening stages, but the post denied him. In and out of the game, he produced some good work, but disappeared all too often. 6

Matt Somner. Battled hard as usual, but was lucky to escape a red for one ugly challenge. Was at times a little overrun, though not through his own fault entirely. 6

Andy Parkinson. He was a big force in the opening half, and had the beating of their full-back. One superb run saw him create a good chance for Mendes, but ‘Parky' failed to keep his form in the second period. 7

Junior Mendes. For all his endeavour and trickery, the striker is woefully short on confidence in front of goal. There is no doubting his ability, but at the moment his finishing is seriously lacking. 5

Jason Lee. Didn't recapture the form of previous games where he has been superb. This isn't entirely his fault, particularly with the overly physical Mackie in the Orient defence. 6

Substitutes.

Parkinson... Man of the Match

Lawrie Dudfield. (for Lee, 60) Came on, scored a goal, created a few good moments. Must start next week. 7

Dan Gleeson (for Silk, 72). Came on with Notts chasing the game. All he had to do was hold his position, which he did. 6

Tcham N'Toya (for Pipe, 78). His cameo role summed up the man's ability. One delightful flick created Dudfield's goal. One awful greedy moment saw him waste Parkinson as a good outlet. 6

Drapes' Man of the Match: Andy Parkinson.

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