Match ratings v Macclesfield… Including Richard Butcher… 7

By Paul Smith
Last updated : 17 November 2007

Kevin Pilkington. When he fell over the ball and then lashed it into the crowd towards the end of the game it summed up Notts' day. He couldn't be blamed for the goal and had hardly anything to do, but that incident was in tune with a lacklustre performance from Notts. 6

Lee Canoville. Has been rightly praised in recent weeks for an upturn in

Tann... Man of the Match
form but this was Canoville under Steve Thompson once again. Terrible passing and the tricky Thomas had the beating of him time and again. Sloppy. 5

Adam Tann. STAR MAN. Rightly given Man of the Match by Colin Slater, the stand-in skipper defended resolutely throughout. Fair enough he was against just one man at times but he held things together, won most of his headers and produced one fine last ditch tackle. Threatened at the other end too, twice heading at goal from corners, when he could have perhaps done better. 8

Krystian Pearce. You can tell the youngster has a bright future in the game - but you can also tell his inexperience. In his first Football League appearance Pearce often tried to do too much and he must get used to having less time on the ball as Premiership defenders do. That said he won most of his challenges and was as strong as an ox. 6

Paul Mayo. An average showing from the left-back whose corners were a mystery at times. Worked hard and was clearly frustrated at Notts' inability to get the lead. Defensively he was solid and made some decent challenges. 6

Richard Butcher. The best player on the pitch in the first half, Butcher didn't look at all out of place on the right, getting into some dangerous positions but failing to hit the back of the net. He was tricky, good in the tackle and provided some good passes. Was less effective after the break, even when finally moved inside. 7

Somner... Failed to sparkle
Matt Somner. With a chance to re-stake his starting berth, Somner failed to sparkly as McParland's decision to partner both he and Gary Silk together backfired. Both chased the same balls and both lacked real quality on the ball. Somner put his body on the line but to no real use. 5

Gary Silk. Doesn't look at all comfortable in midfield and ran around like a headless chicken. Contributed very little, if anything, and looked lost. Much better as a right back, Silk should be moved back there. 5

Andy Parkinson. Given another chance but again did nothing to suggest he deserves a place in the starting line-up. Woeful in possession, the winger created nothing and was easily brushed aside. 4

Lawrie Dudfield. Had one five minute spell in the second period where he looked a big threat, running Town ragged and twice going close. Other than that was forced to feed off scraps and didn't really get into the game. 6

Craig Lindfield. Worked incredibly hard up front, but didn't register a shot on target as he found good possession lacking. Was engaged in a real physical battle which he came out of having lost. 5

Subs

Myles Weston (for Parkinson, 45). He didn't have many touches but the

Weir-Daley... Missed two chances
ones he did showed much more threat than anything Parkinson did. One great run set-up a real chance for Butcher, but he needed to see more of the ball. 6

Spencer Weir-Daley (for Somner, 66). Had two chances, one a glorious one late on, but failed to find the net when most would have banked him to do so. Looked sharp but shouldn't have figured as a right winger as he did for ten minutes. Could start next week. 7

Hector Sam (for Lindfield, 71). Did he touch the ball? 5

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