Player Ratings: Super stuff from SAFC here's how well each player performed in 4-1 win over Rochdale

That's more like! Have a click on our poll at the bottom to let us know who you thought was man of the match.

by GMac88 Saturday, 22 September 2018 07:06 PM Comments

Jon McLaughlin - 8

Called upon most in the second half and had an answer for all but the goal, for which he didn't have much of a chance. Good distribution, really encouraging performance and a couple of top saves.

Tom Flanagan - 7

Looked so much more accomplished and capable than both Adam Matthews and Donald Love. Fully expect him to stay in the side after today.

Glen Loovens - 6

A couple of daft tackles in the first half, but contributed to a generally solid defence.

Jack Baldwin - 7

Continues to reaffirm reputation as our best centre back.

Denver Hume - 8

Gives a lot more defensively than Bryan Oviedo, I thought he was great. Made some excellent runs, showed good ball control and deciseful passing. It was interesting to see Oviedo play in front of him late on - possible option in the future?

Dylan McGeouch - 7

Probably his best performance from us so far, though I wish he'd put in a few more tackles than he does.

Lee Cattermole - 8

Best of the three midfielders, he was popping up all of the shop and Rochdale's midfield didn't have an answer.

George Honeyman - 7

Canny. Need to take him off corners, the energy in our midfield helped us dominate this match and Honeyman was a reasonable sized chunk of that.

Chris Maguire - 9

Superb, everything good in attack went through him. His movement was fantastic.

Lynden Gooch - 8

Two goals, including a tremendous solo second, still gave the ball away frequently but this is the sort of performance we need to see more often.

Josh Maja - 9 (MAN OF THE MATCH)

Toss up between him and Maguire, but I always favour the goalscoring striker. He is so clinical in front of goal it would be no surprise to see him top the League One goal scoring table come May. Need to get this contract sorted out.

 

Substitutes

Jerome Sinclair - 6

Some decent skill and good pace, but nothing came off for him.

Aiden McGeady - 6

Should've done better with his chance, good to have him back and what an option to have on the bench in this division.

Bryan Oviedo - n/a

Came on late to play left wing (probably where he has always wanted), did have a right footed effort at goal.

 

Who was man of the match against Rochdale?

Denver Hume
Lee Cattermole
Josh Maja
Chris Maguire
Lynden Gooch
Denver Hume
  7%
Lee Cattermole
  13%
Josh Maja
  22%
Chris Maguire
  54%
Lynden Gooch
  2%