A View From The West: 2018/2019 season review

On our return to the Football League we embarked on a new era under Mark Yates. After truly being a million miles away from anything like an acceptable performance, the circus drew its final curtain with Keith Lowe gracing the centre of midfield. A decision to which baffled Stephen Hawking’s himself. We turned to a…

A View From The West: Crewe Alexandra (H)

Ryan Cawley provides The Star Lane End with his ratings following Saturday’s 3-3 draw at home to Crewe Alexandra: O’Hara – MoM – 9 – Will be disappointed with the first goal but kept us in the game with several quality saves, particularly in the first half. Hodgkiss – 5 – Poor, all the defence…

A View From The West: Mansfield Town (A)

Ryan Cawley provides The Star Lane End with his ratings following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Mansfield Town: O’Hara – 7 – Good save second half but palmed the first goal right back into the danger zone. Hodgkiss – 6 – Poor game from Jared. Took too long on the ball and gave away possession. Cameron…

A View From The West: Oldham Athletic (H)

Ryan Cawley provides his ratings following Saturday’s 2-1 win against Oldham Athletic: O’Hara – 7 – Unlucky not to save the penalty, kicking was suspect. Hodgkiss – 7 – Much improved performance from Jared today, better with a couple of games under him. Cameron – 7.5 – Got caught in possession a couple of times…

A View From The West: Swindon Town (H)

Ryan Cawley returns with his ratings following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Swindon Town: O’Hara – 8.5 – Pushed Cameron to MoM with three fantastic saves. Hodgkiss – 5 – Looked like a player lacking game time, very rusty performance. Cameron – 9 – MoM – Defence is a million miles better with big…

A View From The West: Tranmere Rovers (H)

Ryan Cawley provides The Star Lane End with his rating’s following the Silkmen’s 1-1 draw at home to Tranmere Rovers: O’Hara – 7 – Good save from a free kick. Like their keeper wasn’t truly tested other than the well taken Jennings goal. Pearson – 6.5 – Went off with what looked like a back…

A View From The West: Notts County (A)

Ryan Cawley returns to give us his ratings following the Silkmen’s cracking Boxing Day down at Meadow Lane: O’Hara – 7 – Brave on a couple of occasions. Wasn’t really tested other than part of a defence that stood firm when under the cosh for 20 or so second half minutes. Pearson – 7.5 –…

A View From The West: Port Vale (H)

Ryan Cawley provides the Star Lane End with his ratings following Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home to Port Vale: O’Hara – 7.5 – Didn’t have a lot to do, could have nipped off for a turkey butty and Vale still wouldn’t have scored. One good save. Pearson – 8.5 – MOM – James was committed…

A View From The West: Crawley Town (H)

Ryan Cawley provides The Star Lane End with his latest ratings following The Silkmen’s 2-0 victory at home to Crawley Town: O’Hara – 8 – Did well in the conditions and a couple of great saves. Unsure about the passing out from the back in the conditions. Risky business but assuming a manager decision. Pearson…

A View From The West: Bury (Home)

Ryan Cawley returns with his ratings following The Silkmen’s 4-1 home defeat against The Shakers of Bury: Taylor – 5 – Palmed the first goal right to their player and his kicking was poor. Couple of decent saves. Fitz – 5 – Looked as dejected as the fans felt. Kelleher – 2 – Simply not…