Match Ratings...vs Chester City

Last updated : 12 September 2005 By Rob Davies
(6 Average)

Kevin Pilkington - 6, Could do little to prevent the goal and was generally competent between the sticks, dealing with a couple of strong aerial challenges admirably.

Brian O'Callaghan - 5, Calm and assured on the ball, but his lack of pace was exposed in the worst possible way for Chester's goal.

Julien Baudet - 7, Excellent again at the back, barely allowing striker Marcus Richardson a kick. Won all his headers and once more proved an inspirational captain for the others to feed off. Has grown in stature this season.

Kelvin Wilson - 7, Star man. If Wilson continues performing at this level, then January will be a very long month for Notts County supporters. The young defender again showed his tremendous confidence, whilst coupling it with the unpretty stuff that isn't always associated with his game. One goal-saving tackle provided one of the highlights of the game.

Rob Ullathorne - 7, Yet another decent showing from the reliable full-back, who rarely has a bad game. Continues to get up and down the left flank like a man ten years his junior, in particularly when an outlet was needed in the second half.

David Pipe - 6, Energetic as ever down the right, though his all-round game didn't quite match what we've seen from him earlier in the season. Fluffed a late chance to win the game when he blazed high and wide.

Michael Edwards - 7, Is such an under-rated member of the team. Barely seems to touch the ball, but does a tremendous job of protecting the back four - winning the ball on numerous occasions both in the air and on the ground.

Matthew Gill - 7, First half was nothing special, but Gill's second half display was one of the best he's given since he joined the club. Workmanlike as ever, but shed the 'crab' nickname with a number of forward breaks that gave the Magpies much-needed respite. His 25-yard strike set up the goal, whilst one 60 yard run down the left wing summed up his all-round improvement after the break.

Chris Palmer - 5, Dreadfully ineffective, though it must be pointed out that his first half display was no worse than many of his team-mates. Is not earning his place in the team at present, though his delivery from corners was again excellent. Substituted at the interval.

Steve Scoffham - 5, Was unlucky to be shown the red card but, whatever your view point, there's no doubt that the challenge he made was petulant - at best. The last thing he needed after establishing himself in the starting Xl was a three-match ban, which is now coming his way.

Glynn Hurst - 7, On the scoresheet again with a typical poacher's goal, but will have been disappointed not to have notched another when clean-through in the 71st minute. Worked tremendously hard before being replaced with 15 minutes to go.


Andy White (Palmer, 46) - 6, Did his job in that he won plenty in the air, but was unable to contribute much on top of that.

Jake Sheriden (Hurrst, 75) - 6, Looked lively when he came-on but chances were few and far between. May be given a start on the left wing in place of Palmer for next week's trip to Shrewbury.

Not Used: Marshall, Martin, McMahon.