Match ratings v Wrexham... Including Myles Weston... 7

By Paul Smith
Last updated : 27 October 2007

Kevin Pilkington. Couldn't be blamed for their equaliser after seeing the long-range effort deflected and late. Will be gutted to be denied a clean sheet after a breathtaking save just before the break but did make one mistake flapping at a cross that Wrexham didn't luckily profit from. 7

Canoville... Much improved
Lee Canoville.
Easily his best Notts showing. Looked sharp after missing the last two games and was more composed than he has been before. Defended solidly and got forward in tandem with Richard Butcher impressively. 7

Adam Tann. More at ease this week after a troubled few performances. Still tends to hold on to strikers too often and could have conceded a penalty again because of it but for the large part was faultless and cleared his lines well. 6

Stephen Hunt. Solid and did his job well, although he could have closed down Spann for his goal more urgently. Won the majority of his headers and was neat and tidy at the back. Led by example in his captain's role. 7

Paul Mayo. Much more comfortable than last week in his preferred left-back role after being left-wing at Mansfield. Good on the ball Mayo was untroubled and battled hard throughout. 6

Richard Butcher. Out of position on the wing but stuck to his task manfully and deserves credit for plodding away in unfamiliar territory. Worked hard from back to front and kept his position when defending. Some neat touches and one fine pass to set Weston through. 7

Neil MacKenzie. STAR MAN - everything went through him. It is clear that

MacKenzie... Playmaker
Charlie McParland rates him as he put him on every set-piece and seemed to have said to the players that they should play through the experienced midfielder. Must have touched the ball more than any player on the pitch, and largely used it superbly - distribution top notch. Then capped it off with a superb winning goal, his fourth of the season and all this while still carrying a troublesome hernia injury. In this form he is one of the best playmakers in the division. 9

Matt Somner. Given the man of the match award by the sponsors and he certainly ran MacKenzie close for the same award on NCM. Passionate, determined, tenacious and even hitting some great shots at goal. After being dropped last week he clearly wanted to prove a point and did so with a full-blooded display that included some great challenges and good holding work that enabled MacKenzie to dominate. 8

Myles Weston. His first start for Notts will be looked back by him fondly as he looked a real threat everytime he had the ball. Faced a tough battle against Simon Spender but came up trumps with some impressive trickery, pace and real determination. Needs to work on his crossing and first touch but he will clearly be a danger man for the Magpies and looks to have a powerful shot on him too. 7

Dudfield... Frustrating
Lawrie Dudfield.
Still no goals for the front man who worked hard throughout but lacked real service and was caught offside time and time again. Cut a frustrated figure at times and didn't perform effectively. 5

Spencer Weir-Daley. His first Meadow Lane goal was richly deserved following an action-packed showing up front. Worried their backline consistently with his willingness to chase every lost cause. A composed finish, he later tired but overall was very lively and effective. 8

Subs

Andy Parkinson (for Weston, 70). Hardly figured. 6

Hector Sam (for Weir-Daley, 86). On the pitch for a short while against his former club but made a huge impact brilliantly racing through to win the free-kick from which Notts hit the winner. 7

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