Match Ratings...vs Torquay Utd

By Rob Davies
Last updated : 27 November 2005
After a strange game, which - but for poor finishing - may well have ended in a resounding home victory, it's hard to rate the players individually.

Should they really be praised after drawing at home to the team that are, statistically, are the worst in the league?

Some supporters have criticised the team, though it must be remembered that, on other days, the scoreline would have taken a very different slant.

(6 Average)

Kevin Pilkington - 6, Saved well once from a rampaging Phillips during the Magpies' sticky spell, but was otherwise largely reduntant for long periods. Couldn't be faulted with either goal.

Brian O'Callaghan - 6, Lack of pace was exposed on occasions, but this was a generally solid display.

Julien Baudet - 6, Similarly to O'Callaghan, he was generally solid - but Baudet, as captain, may have done more to sort the defence out as a collective unit, with the Magpies again showing that they are susceptable to defending crosses.

Kelvin Wilson - 7, Produced a peach of a tackle in the first period to deny Stonebridge an excellent oppurtunity. Solid in the air and on the ground, Notts' best defender on the day.

Adam Tann - 6, A good performance was tarnished by a sending off that will have badly hurt his chances of earning a permanent contract. Both bookings were avoidable.

David Pipe - 9, Quite simply, Pipe produced the best performance seen from any Notts County player all season. Tireless energy from the centre of midfield, the Welshman was an inspiration and desperately unfortunate not to end on the winning team.

Mike Edwards - 7, Back to his battling best, Edwards also now has an impressive four goals to his name this campaign. Broke up the play well.

Lewis McMahon - 5, Struggled to impose himself on the game. Not one of his better days.

Rob Ullathorne - 5, A rare bad game for Ullathorne, who struggled at the hands of Torquay's excellent wing-play.

Glynn Hurst - 6, Worked tirelessly in attack, but will have been disappointed not to have got on the scoresheet, with his best chance coming when he was unable to connect with a Pipe cross.

Andy White - 6, Similarly to his strike partner, White's work-rate couldn't be questioned, but quality and composure were often lacking.

Subs

Mark DeBolla (White, 73) - 7, Scored his first Magpies' goal within just four minutes of his debut, and the calmness of his finish suggests he may play a more prominent part during his initial six-weeks here.

Stacy Long (McMahon, 75) - 6, Provided a creative influence and played a key part in DeBolla's strike.

Not Used: Marshall, Friars, Sheridan.

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