Chesterfield v Notts County match ratings

By Dane Vincent
Last updated : 27 October 2008

No blame: Hoult was not at fault for any of the three goals.
Russell Hoult 6 - Pulled off a number of decent stops in a game where he was left extremely vulnerable by those in front of him. His throwing was again very good, but his kicking out of his hands is very poor in comparison to those from the ground. He could not really be faulted for any of the goals.

John Thompson 6 - Probably his weakest display so far, along with most of the team. Although he was once again merciless in the air, he got caught out a couple of times and could be seen as partly at fault for more than one of the concessions. The loan signing does look more at home in the centre.

Mike Edwards 5 - Struggled to cope with the threat of Jamie Ward in attack for the home side, especially when the ball was played long. He was often left short at the back but did manage to snuff out some dangerous attacks by just getting in the way.

Michael Johnson 5 - Evidently hampered by his foot injury it was not a performance from him that we expect. He hesitated in making challenges and, like Edwards, failed to cope well enough with the constant threat of the Spireites' attackers. He did make a couple of good challenges however and showed great commitment by playing through the pain.

Jamie Clapham 5 -Defensively he made a number of important blocks but did struggle to keep up with the pace of some moves coming down his side. Clapham appeared a lot more comfortable at left-back, but showed his capability to use both feet when shifted to the opposite side. He got forward well again and will surely get his name on the score sheet soon.

Matthew Hamshaw 6 - Started brightly, only to fade as the game progressed. He looked as though he should have been awarded a penalty when he was brought down on the edge of the box, following a string of good moves in Notts' best spell of the game. His set-pieces were not up to scratch, with countless deliveries failing to beat the first man.

Adam Nowland 5 - Lost the ball far too much in the centre, often dithering in possession. He did come close with two efforts, including a very clever long-range chip that nearly dipped under the bar. Jay Smith could be called upon soon unless great improvements are made.

Richard Butcher 5 - Always looking to let rip, Butcher must have been frustrated, with most of his attempts being charged down by a hard-working Chesterfield outfit. In possession he acted cleverly at times but unfortunately this was not frequent enough.

Myles Weston 6 - Looked a huge threat on the ball, beating his man on a number of occasions, but was not involved enough. Despite some lacklustre crossing, he did centre the ball that created Notts only goal.

Jamie Forrester 4 - You have to feel for the four-goal striker because there is no doubting his commitment to the cause. Sadly, his touch - just like in

Three in a row: Facey scored again for Notts.
previous weeks - was poor and his involvement was extremely limited. A goal would do him the world of good in helping him break free from this bad run of form.

Delroy Facey 6 *Star man* - Scored for the third game running with a simple back post header, but his all-round game was not up to the standards of the past few matches. The Chesterfield rear-guard coped admirably with his aerial presence, ensuring that his flick-ons were kept to a minimum. He did link up play cleverly at points, helping his side to build up play.

Subs:

Paul Mayo 5 - Poor control let down what was a steady return by the full-back. Quite often he would look troubled when given the ball, and it restricted Notts going forward on occasions. He dealt with attacks down his side competently and could have scored up the other end, only for his header to lack any real conviction.

Spencer Weir-Daley 5 - Never really got involved in the game and was quite easily bullied out of the game by the Spireites' defenders. Saying this, service to him was not of a high enough quality for him to play to his strengths.

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