Birkenhead United First Team Ratings 2013

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Birkenhead United First Team Season Ratings
John Fletcher - Had a decent season despite being hit with injury midway through. Provides good
experience at the back and has good handling and control of his back four. Still prone to costly errors
at key moments. 7/10
Ryan Howlett - Quick young right back who is still improving and developing as a footballer. Had an
ok season without ever really standing out or truly commanding the right back spot. 6.5/10
Sam Jasper - Leads by example as co-captain. Can play both centre back and holding midfielder
adequately. Excellent awareness and positional sense makes up for any lack of pace against the
opposition. 8/10
Jake Hall - One of the top signings in the league this season. A strong centre back who is rarely
beaten in a challenge and matches this with good technical ability. Has been a key figure to the
success of the team this season. 8.5/10
Ash Crawford - Found himself with less game time this season due to excellent depth in his position.
When called upon was as solid and reliable as ever. Unfortunate to get sent off against Ellerslie, a
minor blot on his record. 7/10
Doobie Parkinson - Consistent and physically strong left back. Has owned this spot since 2009 and
continues to show why year after year. A threat at both ends of the pitch. Remains a fan favourite.
Adam Wallis - Versatile player who can play either full back or as holding mid. Good player who
makes intelligent runs both on and off the ball and keeps possession well. 7/10
Dylan Windust - Alongside Jake one of the signings of the season. Remarkably consistent midfielder
who has a great work rate and is superb at winning possession back in the middle third. Has popped
up with some crucial goals as well. 9/10
Jack Hobson-McVeigh - Kept Birkenhead ticking over with a superb passing range and ability to
control the tempo of matches. Perfect conversion rate from the spot put him among the league's
top scorers. 8.5/10
Sam Jenkins - Used largely as a wide midfielder this season, although has filled in at the back when
needed. Brought good experience to the team and has a lot of technical ability. Scored some key
goals including against Glenfield in the cup. Final ball sometimes lacking. 7/10
Dan Morgan - Signed halfway through the season to add depth and experience to the squad. Played
good part in some crucial wins in the league run in. Unlucky to be ruled out of the two title deciders
due to a head knock. 7/10
Godwin Darkwa - A versatile and solid player who can play anywhere on the left. Was unfortunate
to not receive more game time but proved he was capable every time he stepped onto the field.

Sam Margetts - Used largely as a winger, although can also play in a more central striking role. Good
technical ability with occasional moments of outrageous skill, as seen in the Bay Olympic match for
example. Wasn't truly consistent all season. 6.5/10
Rossi Nkoy - Used widely as an impact player. Struggled for regular game time and therefore any
real consistency this season. Has tremendous pace and good finishing ability. Never found top form.
James Lawson - A hard working striker who always gives everything on the pitch. Unfortunately this
didn't convert to a good goal return this season. Found it hard when up front on his own, and at
times struggled for confidence in the final third. 6.5/10
Elijah Neblett - Very promising young striker who is developing at a rapid pace. Has looked our most
threatening striker in front of goal. Causes defenders problems with his direct approach and good
close dribbling. Unlucky not to get more game time due to injuries and NZ duty. 7.5/10