How we rated each Chesterfield player in late draw against Bromley

Chesterfield suffered late heartbreak against Bromley at the Technique Stadium on Saturday.

Saturday, 4th September 2021, 8:58 pm

Michael Cheek gave the Ravens the lead from the penalty spot on 38 minutes after a foul by Laurence Maguire before George Carline equalised immediately.

The Spireites got themselves deservedly in front with less than 20 minutes remaining when substitute Manny Oyeleke slotted in from the edge of the box.

But with just seconds remaining Cheek grabbed his second of the game to end Chesterfield’s 100% start to the season.

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Calvin Miller during Chesterfield's 2-2 draw against Bromley. Picture: Tina Jenner.

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

Scott Loach 6

Nothing he could do about either of Bromley’s goals. He had very little to do during the game.

Laurence Maguire 7

With Fraser Kerr out injured he started on the right of the back three. Considering this is not his natural position he didn’t look that much out of place. He was good in possession and sent Carline clear down the right a few times. But he gave away the penalty for Bromley’s opener. From my viewpoint I thought it was the correct call but I was some distance away. Harsh or not, he went to ground in the box and gave the referee a decision to make.

Gavin Gunning 7

A steady performance from the skipper. He played out from the back but also turned Bromley in the second-half with searching balls over the top.

Jamie Grimes 7

Returned to the starting line-up on the left of the three-man defence and he performed well. Hardly put a foot wrong.

George Carline 8

Another impressive performance. Scored the equaliser to make it 1-1 with a great half-volley from the edge of the box on the angle. Two goals and an assist in his last three games for him now. He came close to scoring two more with headers in each half and in general he was very good. He is making it hard for the manager to bring Jeff King back in.

Curtis Weston 7

As the holding midfielder he did the dirty work off the ball, started attacks and played the pivot role well.

Saidou Khan 6

Almost notched his second goal for the club when his strike from the edge of the area in the first-half hit the side-netting. Perhaps he could have been a bit more involved at times. He was subbed off 10 minutes after the break.

Calvin Miller 8

He was excellent all afternoon but will have left the stadium disappointed after his part in Bromley’s late leveller. Time and time again he had the beating of Mnoga down the left and delivered some teasing crosses. He showed great skill and composure to pick out Oyeleke on the edge of the area to put Town 2-1 up. For Bromley’s second goal, he dived in for the ball instead of keeping his position and Cheek converted the cross. It was still a top performance from him.

Jack Clarke 7

Forced off injured in the second-half around the hour-mark with a hamstring injury and he looked in a lot of pain. Had a decent shout for a penalty in the first-half after goalkeeper Mark Cousins came rushing out but referee Martin Woods booked him for diving.

Danny Rowe 6

Did okay but not his usual classy self. Not many chances came his way. Replaced by Payne with 12 minutes remaining.

Kabongo Tshimanga 7

Worked very hard and really came into the game in the second-half, especially early on when his one-on-one effort was kept out by a top save from Cousins. He was a constant menace after the break and outmuscled defenders much bigger than him.

Liam Mandeville 7

I thought did well considering he unexpectedly had to come off the bench to replace the injured Clarke. Played a good part in Town’s second-half dominance.

Manny Oyeleke 8

Replaced Khan early in the second-half and got himself on the scoresheet. He didn’t just sit back and he took his goal really well, side-footing the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box after Miller picked him out.

Stefan Payne N/A

Came on for Rowe. Did well in helping Town run down the clock until, after one excellent sliding tackle in stoppage time to win the ball back, he opted to shoot from distance. You wondered if the better option might have been to take the ball into the corner and unfortunately Bromley scored not long after.