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The Millers Take Liberties.....

A battling performance at the new Liberty stadium ensured the Millers travelled back to South Yorkshire tonight with all 3 points.

It was a show of real grit and determination that brought about the great win, true Swansea on todays performance looked a very poor side, but you have to credit the Millers as they didnt let the swans get into the game.

First-half goals from Gregor Robertson and an own goal from Swans defender Garry Monk gave the Millers the edge and Swansea had no complaints at going in at the interval with only a 2-0 deficit.

The win means the Millers pull four points clear of the drop zone, leaving Swansea's automatic promotion hopes a distant dream, indeed they will struggle to reach the play offs on this performance.

Both sides started shakily but it was the Millers who broke the deadlock when a Lee Williamson free-kick was sliced into his own net by Monk after 16 minutes.

And then the Millers doubled the lead when Martin Butler beat the offside trap to set up Robertson for the decisive second on 30 minutes.

It could have been three had Butler converted when through on goal three minutes later.

The second half was scrappy but the millers passed the ball with ease whilst Swansea struggled to put two passes together and it took a late block from Adrian Forbes to deny Paul Shaw in the 70th minute.

A great win for the Millers who were applauded off the field by the traveling faithful.

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Date:Monday April 17 2006

Time: 9:39PM

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we must be faithful to travel all that way, but it was a great performance and a deserved 3 points
Mexbro miller
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17/04/2006 21:44:00

"agreed mex, superb support- never stopped getting behind the lads, and a superb performance- well done lads"
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17/04/2006 21:55:00

hey, i have got to say you totally deserved to win !!!! that is the worst i have seen swansea play ever.. any way well done and good luck you put on a great perfomance tonight
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17/04/2006 22:06:00

"cheers gal, you can still make the play offs theres still some tough games coming up for all teams concerned"
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17/04/2006 22:13:00

i know we can still make the playoffs but not if we play anything like what we did tonight lol .. lets just wait and see what happens
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18/04/2006 00:06:00

A good win and 3 points against Scunny should be enough, bit worried about MK dons though!!!
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18/04/2006 00:10:00

"agreed Tony,never thought we could get a result at the liberty,one last push on Saturday and we should be ok,surely the town can get behind the lads for this one!!!!"
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18/04/2006 09:45:00

that was the worst performance ive seen from the swans in a big while. I cant see the swans promoting if it carries on like there playing. Well done rotheram you fully deserved it and i hopoe you avoid the drop. And then maybe we can play eachother next year again.
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18/04/2006 09:59:00

Well done on winning the game and i ain't one to make excuses but i have never seen a Swans side so gutless before , might be seeing you again next year if it continues like that .
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