UK time is: 01:38:46
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - A look back at last season

As a contrast to last month of only four games being played, the Millers had Saturday/Tuesday games throughout the month of March. The first game, against Brentford at Don Valley, was a stalemate, but meant the Millers extended their unbeaten run to five games in a row.

Chester City away came next, and the Millers went, surprisingly, one down to a goal from Kevin Ellison. But the game changed when the visitors were given a penalty after Kevin Roberts handled in the box. Reuben Reid put the ball away and Micky Cummins and Drewe Broughton made it 3-1 before half-time. The Millers were in charge of the game now and continued to surge forward at every opportunity so it was no surprise when Reid got another on fifty minutes and completed his well deserved hat-trick twenty minutes later. And, it could have been worse for Chester, if Nick Fenton, Mark Hudson and Jamie Clarke hadn`t missed chances in the last ten minutes.

Next up was a trip to Spotland to take on Rochdale. After a poor and goalless first half, the Millers turned on the style with Reuben Reid and Ryan Taylor scoring. Rochdale pulled a goal back fifteen minutes from time but the Millers should have made it three when Taylor was fouled in the area but Reid hit the resulting penalty against the crossbar, and although he followed up and put the ball in the net, the referee disallowed it for a push.

Four games at Don Valley followed with Aldershot making their second visit to Sheffield and once again winning. This was followed by pay back time when Chesterfield came to town and the Millers trounced their local rivals 3-0, with two goals from Reuben Reid and one from skipper Pablo Mills. The Spirites Drewe Talbot got his second yellow card, leading to an early bath, with ten minutes to go for a nasty challenge on Dale Tonge. The re-arranged, re-arranged, game against Alan Knill`s Bury was next and ended in one-all draw. Reuben Reid put a penalty away in the eighty-third minute only for Efe Sodje to snatch an equaliser in time added on at the end of the game. A determined Accrington Stanley were next and the game ended 0-0.

The final game of a long month was on a Tuesday night at Luton and nearly six thousand spectators witnessed a thrilling 4-2 Millers win. Reuben Reid and Drewe Broughton put the Millers two up before Martin got one back for the Hatters, who were fighting for their football league survival, before half-time. Asa Hall sent the Hatters fans wild when he equalised on seventy minutes only for a stunning header from Danny Harrison put the Millers in front again and Mark Hudson made sure three minutes from time with the visitors fourth.

With all these games being played the Vital Players` for March were Andy Warrington, Reuben Reid and Nick Fenton.

The Football League awarded Reuben Reid the League 2 Powerade Player of the Month Award for March after scoring eight goals in eight games




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest League Two odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 13 2009

Time: 8:02PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

Millers v Seagulls Preview (Friday October 24 2014)

RUFC - Skarz 'Every Game Is Huge' (Friday October 24 2014)

RUFC - Players Ready For Big Game (Friday October 24 2014)

RUFC - No One In Before Weekend (Thursday October 23 2014)

RUFC - Head-to-Head v Brighton (Thursday October 23 2014)

RUFC - Time Change For England U19's (Thursday October 23 2014)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 788
2. herringthorpe 621
3. sixpence 343
4. miller4life 78
5. mos60 45
6. nearlyataff 41
7. mvmiller 25
8. Millie Miller 25
9. nogginthenog 15
10. axholme 15

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Blackburn 13 5 4 4 -1 19
12. Brentford 13 5 4 4 -1 19
13. Sheff Wed 13 4 6 3 0 18
14. Rotherham 13 4 4 5 -3 16
15. Leeds Utd 13 4 4 5 -3 16
16. Huddersfield 13 4 4 5 -6 16
17. Reading 13 4 3 6 -8 15

Breaking League News

Grant Holt To Stay At Hudderfield For Rest Of Year
Wigan : 25/10/2014 00:15:00
Early Team News - Derby v Latics
Wigan : 25/10/2014 00:03:00
What The Bosses Say - Derby v Latics
Wigan : 24/10/2014 23:39:00
Millers v Seagulls Preview
Rotherham : 24/10/2014 20:05:00
LUFC Leeds v Wolves - Over The Years
Leeds Utd : 24/10/2014 20:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you prefer evening or afternoon football
Suggested By:  
Afternoon 76%
Evenings 6%
Any 18%