How we rated each Chesterfield player in FA Cup win against Salford City

Chesterfield booked their place in the FA Cup third round with a 2-0 away win at League Two Salford City on Sunday.

By Liam Norcliffe
Sunday, 5th December 2021, 9:49 pm
Jim Kellermann scored Chesterfield's second goal in the win against Salford City.
Jim Kellermann scored Chesterfield's second goal in the win against Salford City.

Liam Mandeville gave the Spireites the lead on 28 minutes with a wonderful strike and Jim Kellermann sealed the victory with four minutes remaining.

Here are Liam Norcliffe’s player ratings from the game..

Scott Loach 8

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Made two or three good saves in the first-half and a couple more comfortable stops after the break. His handling and kicking were on point. Another clean sheet. His first appearance in the FA Cup this season.

Fraser Kerr 8

Back in the side and he was class. He produced several good blocks, including a couple of crucial ones, and won all his headers.Took his opportunity with Tyrone Williams cup-tied.

Jamie Grimes 9

My man of the match. Absolutely immense. He didn’t miss a header all evening and put his body on the line. A commanding display.

Luke Croll 8

He was having a really solid game until he had to come off in the second-half with a thight strain. Came close to scoring with a header which was saved when the score was 0-0.

Calvin Miller 7

Returned to the line-up after his three-match ban. Playing in a more unnatural position on the right, he was a good threat for Town and provided them with an outball in the first-half. He switched back over to the left when Croll went off injured.

Manny Oyeleke 7

It was a boost to see him start after being a doubt due to a calf issue. He probably wasn’t 100% fit and there were some mistakes but he put in a shift.

Curtis Weston 7

Battled hard all match and did the dirty side of the game in tracking runners and tackling. Covered a lot of ground.

Alex Whittle 8

He had a lot of joy down the left flank in the first-half and was a big part in Town’s attacking play. Filled in at left-sided centre-back when Croll got injured and didn’t have many problems. Another good performance from him.

Jim Kellermann 9

An assist and a goal. His assist was a lovely lay-off to tee up Mandeville. His first goal for the club was an excellent finish into the roof of the net to secure the win. It was a top all-round display from him.

Liam Mandeville 8

His stunning strike gave the Blues the lead. He had been lively before the goal and was causing problems. He switched to right wing-back after Croll’s injury and put in a shift.

Kabongo Tshimanga 7

He played on the shoulder of the Salford defence and tried to run in behind all game. His best chance came in the second-half but he couldn’t connect with a header. He assisted Kellermann for the second goal after his own chance was snuffed out. Quality of service for him was lacking at times but he worked hard.

Saidou Khan 7

Replaced Croll on 51 minutes.

Jack Clarke N/A

Came on in the final few minutes for his first appearance since September due to injury.

Stefan Payne N/A

Came on in the 89th minute.