How they rated - Chesterfield individually and collectively failed to show up against Brackley

Chesterfield were well beaten by a side from the division below at the Proact Stadium on Saturday.

Monday, 4th February 2019, 09:00 am
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 16:18 pm
Brackley celebrating their first goal

Brackley Town were 2-0 winners and deservedly so, after the Spireites spectacularly failed to show up for the FA Trophy clash.

Shwan Jalal - 8 - Had it not been for Jalal, it would have been worse. Made vital stops. Some confusion between him and Weston for the first goal, unclear exactly who was at fault and if Jalal gave him a shout.
Josef Yarney - 6 - Made a tidy enough start both in and out of possession but then began to struggle. Wasted possession too many times. Did make a terrific goal-line clearance.
Jerome Binnom-Williams - 3 - Inconsistent, at best, with his deliveries. Opted to go backwards when more progressive options looked on. Skinned a few times which left Town in trouble. Capable of so much more.

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Will Evans - 4 - He and Haydn Hollis struggled against Lee Ndlovu all afternoon. Not up to his usual reliable standards.
Haydn Hollis - 4 - Like Evans, was dragged into a battle with Ndlovu. Looked shaky in possession. Left a ball for Jalal in the first half that almost caused a Brackley goal.
Jonathan Smith - 5 - Tried in vain to get Town going forward when the chance presented itself. Work rate was there, quality was not. Another falling short of his usual standard.
Curtis Weston - 4 - Should have been one of the players taking the game by the scruff of the neck for Town. Wasn't able to.
Kyel Reid - 3 - Really poor. Had one decent shot at goal, but even then he should have crossed it. First touch seemed to abandon him.
Joe Rowley - 3 - Struggled to get into the game. An opportunity he simply didn't grasp.
Alfie Beestin - 3 - Anonymous.
Alex Kiwomya - 4 - Didn't look at all suited to playing up top on his own. Disappeared for large chunks of the game.
Lee Shaw - 6 - Did more to threaten Brackley as a second half substitute than most of the starting line-up combined. Provided an outlet, showed endeavour.
Tom Denton - 6 - Came off the bench. Won headers that others didn't read, or didn't gamble to get onto the end of. When the ball was played into his feet he didn't waste it.
Louis Dodds - 6 - Tried to make things happen. Had two decent efforts at goal. Looked more of an effective threat than many of the starting line-up.