Sunderland plays at half-time against Gillingham in the first round of the FA Cup after a thoroughly unimaginative first half.

Neither team could cause a stir in Priestfield, and Luke O & N was perhaps the closest to the visitors.

At the other end, Brandon Hanlan was most likely looking for the Gills, but Lee Burge was not put into action

So James Hunter rated the Sunderland players at the halfway point of the FA Cup replay:

LEE BURGE 6

Did not save a shot yet

BRANDON TAYLOR 6

Youngster looked solid on the right side of the back three

ALIM OZTURK 6

Not one hundred percent fit, but done a decent job organizing the Back Three

LAURENS DE BOCK 6

Stand-in defender, but has generally done well



Laurens De Bock from Sunderland (C) has a header between Gillingham and Sunderland in the Priestfield Stadium in the first round of the FA Cup on 19 November 2019 in Gillingham (England). (Photo by Ian Horrocks / AFC Sunderland about Getty Images)
Laurens De Bock from Sunderland (C) has a header between Gillingham and Sunderland in the Priestfield Stadium in the first round of the FA Cup on 19 November 2019 in Gillingham (England). (Photo by Ian Horrocks / AFC Sunderland about Getty Images)

LUKE O'NIEN 6

Offer a threat to the future

MAX. PERFORMANCE 6

A failed cross forced Bonham to knock the ball out from under his crossbar

GRANT LEADBITTER 6

Has seen some of the ball, but some of his passes have failed

CHRIS MAGUIRE 5

But to impress

DENVER HUME 6

On the left a few dangerous forays, but without end product

DUNCAN WATMORE 5

Has seen little of the ball

WILL GRIGG 5

Fought to get into the game, but had no service at all

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