The Star’s Rovers man, Paul Goodwin, gives his verdict on the performances at Boundary Park.
MARKO MAROSI 5
He should have come to collect a cross moments before Flynn opened the scoring.
FRAZER RICHARDSON 5
Started the game competently enough but too many mistakes crept into his game.
JOE WRIGHT 5
At fault for the first goal and never really looked at ease before making way for Butler.
CRAIG ALCOCK 6
Did well considering he was making his first appearance of the season.
TYLER GARRATT 5
Given a hard time by McLaughlin and hauled off at half time.
MATHIEU BAUDRY 6
Looked the part in the midfield holding role during Rovers’ good start but faded. His mistake led to second goal.
MATTY BLAIR 6
One or two probing runs but should have hit the target when he broke clear in the second half.
HARRY MIDDLETON 5
Knitted things together nicely enough but struggled to make any impact in final third.
LIAM MANDEVILLE 6
Needed a morale boosting display and delivered one. Won and then converted the penalty in confident fashion.
ALFIE BEESTIN 6
The youngster had a real go, holding onto the ball well at times and trying to create.
JOHN MARQUIS 5
Made skipper - but had a rare off day as he struggled to threaten.
CEDRIC EVINA 5
Helped shore things up a bit down the left and tried to get forward.
PAUL KEEGAN 5
Made a couple of good challenges and kept things simple.
ANDY BUTLER 5
Came on to add some authority at the back but became latest casualty.
SUBS NOT USED
Ross Etheridge, Will Longbottom
Conor Ripley 6, Cameron Dummigan 6, Peter Clarke 6, Cameron Burgess 6, Charles Dunne 6, Ryan McLaughlin 7, Paul Green 5 (Ousmane Fane 29, 6), Ollie Banks 6, Carl Winchester 5 (Ryan Flynn 9, 7), Billy McKay 6, Lee Erwin 6 (Josh Law 77, 5). Subs not used: Chris Kettings, Brian Wilson, Darius Osei, Calaum Jahraldo-Martin.
DAVID WEBB 5