By Leon Imber
Sub-edited by Daniel DeFalco
Stevenage shocked many as a resilient performance saw them take the League One table toppers, Hull City, all the way to a penalty shootout in the second round of the FA Cup. A 6-5 penalty win secured Alex Revell’s Boro a place in the third round.Embed from Getty Images
Jamie Cumming – 9 (Man of the match)
What a performance. Dealt with everything that came at him today, making some smart stops and always on his toes. He also saved two penalties excellently in the shootout. A good day at the office for the Chelsea loanee.
Remeao Hutton – 7
Went about his work nicely. Having to deal with Tom Eaves is no easy task and with Eaves being played out wide, Hutton often had to stifle him. He battled well most certainly.
Terence Vancooten – 7
For a young man he certainly defends well with great composure. The central defence of Stevenage held up very well today against strong attackers, often subduing them to shots from range.Embed from Getty Images
Luke Prosser – 6
Much the same as his central defensive partner. Looked very calm and held the defensive line strongly. The balance of youth and experience in the Stevenage back-line looked useful today.
Ben Coker – 7
Looked to have real quality. Got forward and defended well, some dangerous crossing which forced corners for the home side too. He is a player with good football league pedigree and keeping him fit will be the challenge for Boro.Embed from Getty Images
Arthur Iontton – 5
Feels a tad harsh, and the rating would have been different if he had not have given the penalty away at the start of the second half. He played well before the incident but was subsituted off shortly after.
Charlie Carter – 6
Went about his work quite quietly but held the centre of midfield well. Was very resilient in the middle of the park limiting Hull’s chances. Solid performance from Stevenage’s number seven.
Tyrone Marsh – 7
Worked tirelessly in the first half with some great crossing on show. Faded a little in the second but certainly deserves a good rating for his efforts.Embed from Getty Images
Tom Pett – 6
Not much came off for Pett today but he did look lively. He had a goal-bound volley excellently blocked which would have changed the complexity of the game entirely. No doubt that he is a great player but his teammates outshone him today.
Danny Newton – 7
Looked a real class act today. Some excellent runs in and out of the Hull defence, he was running rings around them today. Also had a shot from the edge of the area excellently saved, it was a good performance from Newton today.
Aramide Oteh – 7
This young man has bags of quality, that is for sure. He caused countless problems for the Hull defence today with his great energy and work-rate. The only problem for Stevenage is that they only have him on loan from Queens Park Rangers.Embed from Getty Images
Arthur Read – 6
Nothing spectacular for the man who replaced Iontton. He followed suit from the rest of the midfielders in being solid and holding the shape well.
Elliott List – 7
Great substitute performance grabbing a goal just seven minutes after coming on, with a great finish too. His pace troubled the away side’s defence greatly.
Romain Vincelot – 7
A brilliant, brilliant substitution by Revell. Just as Stevenage looked to be losing some key battles, the experience of Vincelot pulled them through and balanced the game back out.
Jack Smith – 5
Not enough time on the pitch really. He didn’t manage to carve out any real opportunities but converted his penalty well in the shootout.
George Long – 7
In fairness, he did all he could to help his side but wasn’t helped by those in front of him. There was nothing he could do about the goal and he saved Pett’s penalty in the shootout.
Lewie Coyle – 5
Disappointing performance by Coyle, especially as we all know he has a lot of quality. He didn’t get forward enough to trouble the Stevenage fullbacks and nothing really came off for him.
Alfie Jones – 5
Dispatched his penalty well but that was about it. He and his central defensive partner were not convincing at all and conceded too many dangerous chances.
Jordy de Wijs – 4
Poor afternoon really and made the error for the goal. A goalkeeper needs to be able to trust the defenders in front of him and, if I were Long, de Wijs would be the last player I trust after today.
Sean McLoughlin – 6
The pick of the defenders today, although that isn’t saying much. He performed reasonably well but was far from spectacular. Had to feel for him slightly with those around him not performing at all.Embed from Getty Images
Martin Samuelsen – 5
He won the penalty, granted. But he went missing for large parts of the game. He had a golden chance that he hit over and he really just was not good enough today.
Daniel Batty – 7
He played well in fairness. Batty doesn’t get much game time but he looked better than the other midfielders around him today. Another one who was let down by the rest of his side.
Regan Slater – 6
Not an impressive performance by any means. The Stevenage midfielders had the better of their opposition’s and Slater is one of those that need to ask themselves why that was the case.Embed from Getty Images
James Scott – 5
Pretty anonymous performance and he was substituted as a result. He couldn’t get the better of Hutton and so ran out of ideas. The substitution was necessary.
Thomas Mayer – 6
Thought he played quite well before being substituted off, the change was quite harsh on him in fairness. Definitely one of the better performers for the Tigers today.
Tom Eaves – 4
Poor. Yes, he scored a penalty but his overall game really was not to be admired. With his great height, he should’ve been winning more battles than what he did.
Keane Lewis-Potter – 4
Made very little impact on the game today. It is excusable as he has been out of the squad for five matches but he did not live up to his expectations today.
Billy Chadwick – 6
He did not have much time on the pitch but what he did, he did fairly well. Perhaps he deserved more time on the pitch. He was the best performing substitute today.
Brandon Fleming – 5
Once again he did not have much time on the pitch. He was average but no notable improvement on what was already on offer on the pitch.
Callum Jones – 5
Converted his shoot-out penalty well but did little else in place of Samuelsen. Extra-time was a very scrappy period in the game and Jones did not provide any real quality.Embed from Getty Images