PNE 2, Brentford 3: Player ratings

Jordan Hugill holds-off Andreas Bjelland
Jordan Hugill holds-off Andreas Bjelland

Dave Seddon gives his verdict on PNE’s line-up

Chris Maxwell 6

Unfortunate with the first goal when his parry when straight on Yennaris’ head. Made a decent early save from Jozefzoon.

Darnell Fisher 6

The right-back did okay defensively with much of the visitors’ play coming down the other side. Didn’t get forward as much as was required.

Paul Huntington 6

Picked up a costly fifth yellow card which will rule him out of the next game. It was difficult day for the back four.

Calum Woods 6

Played out of position in the centre of defence and that took some adjusting. Put in an honest shift and got a couple of timely blocks in.

Josh Earl 5

Tough day at the office for the teenager, with him up againat Jozefzoon. He needed more protection on that side.

Ben Pearson 7

Probably the pick of the bunch from a Preston perspective. Won challenges and attempted to get them going from midfield.

Daniel Johnson 6

Not quite as effective as he has been of late, DJ’s passing range was slightly off in tune with most of his team-mates.

Tom Barkhuizen 7

Showed great technique to score, getting his foot over the ball and hitting it superbly. Showed flashes of pace.

Callum Robinson 5

Played in the No.10 role and looked a touch lost at times. However, he did well for Maguire’s goal with his lay-off and movement off the ball.

Sean Maguire 6

Unlucky to be booked early doors. Scored an excellent goal but looked a little off the pace after his recent hamstring injury.

Jordan Hugill 7

Didn’t get a great deal of service but worked hard to try and create openings. He put an early shot just wide.

subs used

Josh Harrop 6

A 71st minute replacement for Robinson, he didn’t make the impact which was wanted. Was wasteful with a long range shot.

Daryl Horgan 6

The Irishman came on for Maguire to bring fresh energy to the team. Didn’t get behind the Brentford defence to cause problems

Stephy Mavididi 7

Looked lively in his late cameo, dropping off to get the ball and looking for space to play in.

subs not used

Andy Boyle, Paul Gallagher, Kevin O’Connor, Mathew Hudson.


Bentley, Dalsgaard, Bjelland, Egan, Clarke, Yennaris (Sawyers 45), Woods, Jozefzoon (Canos 75), Mokotjo, Watkins, Vibe (Maupay 90). Subs (not used): McEachran, Barbet, Chatzitheodoridis, Daniels.


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