Player Ratings: Stevenage 2-1 Carlisle: Find out which players impressed as Boro move to second spot in League Two

By Layth Yousif

21st Aug 2022 | Football


Player Ratings: Stevenage beat Carlisle 2-1 on Saturday to move up to second spot in League Two
Player Ratings: Stevenage beat Carlisle 2-1 on Saturday to move up to second spot in League Two

Stevenage ground out a 2-1 win against Carlisle on Saturday to move up to second spot in League Two - find out which players impressed in our Nub News Player Ratings.

A Kane Smith goal and assist was enough for Steve Evans' side to post a hard-fought victory over a stubborn Carlisle defence, with result extending their unbeaten start to the season. 

Read on for Nub News' Stevenage FC fan and writer Owen Rodbard's opinion

Stevenage

Ashby-Hammond: 6.5- Some nervy kicking moments as he swept up the ball, solid handling

Smith: 7.5- Brilliant goal and assist, lively, could've done better for the goal conceded before half time

Sweeney: 8.5- Controlled the backline, supreme on the ball, Rolls Royce of a player

Vancooten: 7.5- Solid as always, helped Boro move the ball up the pitch quickly, some important tackles and interceptions to prevent danger

Piergianni: 7- Led his backline well, industrious and solid in the challenge

Clark: 8- Good poise for his goal, struggled against the tricky Gibson but never strayed from a challenge

Reeves: 8- Energetic as always, controlled the midfield with some excellent lung busting runs and passes to break the line

Read: 8- Magical, had added that battling side to his game which an Evans midfielder needs

Rose: 7.5- Energetic, fantastic leap, should've maybe scored with a couple of important chances, replaced after a hopefully not serious injury.

Norris: 7- Brilliant in the press, tenacious, good turn of pace and was unlucky not to score

Roberts: 7.5- A constant threat, never stopped running, strong hold up play, end product could be improved but put a solid shift in

Substitutions

Reid: 6.5

Campbell: 6

Taylor: 6.5

Bostwick: 7

...............

Carlisle:

Holy: 5.5

Back: 6

Ellis: 5.5

Whelan: 5

Mellish: 5

Armer: 5.5

Gibson: 6.5

Guy: 5

Harris: 5

Patrick: 5.5

Dennis: 6

Substitutions: 

Stretton: 5.5

Huntington: 5

Idehen: 5.5

Hilton: 5

 

 

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