Ed and number-cruncher @DomRoman summarises the TT Match Verdict ratings for TUFC from the mixed month that was November and reveals our fourth TT ‘Player of the Month’:
No. Name and November TT Rating
1) Alex Davey: 8
Davey was signed on the day of the Sutton game, and slotted in perfectly alongside Sean and Michee. The big strong centre back really looks the part, commanding in the air and composed on the deck. He has stepped into Josh’s big shoes very comfortably, with two clean sheets in two games making it a great start to his stay at Plainmoor.
2) Luke Young: 6.5
Luke finished the month with real gusto and belief, which was a great reply to a lame performance at AFC Fylde. As United’s main man in midfield, he has to keep reaching those levels going forward and chip in with more goals – Youngy is certainly capable of it.
Man of the Match – Leyton Orient
3) Vincent Dorel: 6.5
It’s a big feather in Vincent’s cap that Owers has stuck with the keeper, even though Clarky is now back from injury. He has made some important stops to keep the opposition at bay and is not afraid of coming for crosses – form that deserves to keep him between the TUFC sticks.
Man of the Match – AFC Fylde
4) Michee Efete: 6.5
Big Michee has become a bit of a favourite of mine in recent months! The powerful Norwich City lad approaches games in the right manner, throwing himself into challenges and imposing himself on the opposition. His occasional forays forward are also something to watch out for! He was excellent again versus Orient, and was voted MOTM on Twitter.
5) Ruairi Keating: 6.4
Prior to Sutton, RK had only been seen in frustrating glimpses, toiling away as a late sub. Owers recalled him to the starting line-up and got his reward with a vital winner. The popular striker followed that up with two assists V Orient and is a dangerous player on current form. Keep it going Ruairi lad!
Man of the Match – Sutton United
6) Jamie Reid: 6.3
7) Sean McGinty: 6.3
8) Damon Lathrope: 6.3
9) Jazzi Barnum-Bobb: 6
10) Liam Davis: 5.9 – Man of the Match – Maidstone
11) Josh McQuoid: 5.5
12) Josh Gowling: 5
13) Jennison Myrie-Williams: 5
14) Callum Evans: 4.5
15) Rhys Murphy: 4.5
1) TT Rating is the average of the ratings (out of 10) from the TT Match Verdicts
2) Players only included if they have been rated in 50% or more of TUFC games
3) Players only rated in games if they have played more than 10 minutes
Congratulations Alex Davey on taking our ‘Player of the Month’ award for November. Davey’s arrival coincided with our successful end to the month, and with only four games played – two stellar performances at Sutton and on his home debut against Leyton Orient were enough.
The overall ratings actually took a nose-dive from October, with Luke Hunter dishing out particularly low marks for the terrible AFC Fylde defeat. From last month’s top 5, Luke Young and Michee Efete have remained amongst our better players. The line keeps on being trotted out that “Luke isn’t the same since his injuries”. There may be some truth to that, but LY is still more than capable of bossing a National League game (and scoring the occasional cracker).
At the other end of the scale, the likes of Callum Evans, Jennison Myrie-Williams and Rhys Murphy all failed to make any impact in November. All three have promised more, but found themselves out of the team by the time Leyton Orient rolled into town. A galvanised Ruairi Keating certainly looks a much better option than Rhys – hungry, fit and motivated in a United shirt and ready to lead the charge in December.
TT Player of the Month roll-call
August – Ryan Clarke
September – George Dowling
October – Michee Efete
November – Alex Davey