RUFC - Reserves win at Bradford
Bradford City Reserves 1 v Rotherham United Reserves 4
Rotherham United played a strong Reserve side this evening at the Coral Window Stadium and came home with all three points.
Although it was the home side who had most of the early pressure, it was the Millers who went in front on the seventeenth minute. Ryan Taylor got the ball to Craig Gladwin who in turn found Stephen Brogan in the area and the defender slipped the ball to the right of Jon McLaughlin and into the net. Fourteen minutes later the Millers got their second of the night. Jamie Green was pushed wide but still managed to get in a deep cross to Drewe Broughton who headed it past McLaughlin into the corner of the net. Immediately after this, Brogan thought he had his second of the night but he was ruled to be off-side. Before the Millers could get their breath, Bradford's Peter Thorne got the ball from Rory Boulding and shot past Jamie Annerson in the Millers goal. Before half-time both Broughton and Brogan missed easyish chances to put the game beyond doubt.
Ten minutes into the second half and Jamie Green received the ball from Taylor and the defender tapped the ball into the net. A few minutes later, Broughton knocked a ball on to Brogan who looked certain to get his second until a great reflex save with his left foot from McLaughlin saved the day for the Bantams. And the City 'keeper was in action again a minute later when he got down well to save from Taylor. On seventy-four minutes, Brogan finally got his second and the Millers' fourth of the night when he got on the end of a Broughton cross to slam the ball in past the helpless McLaughlin.