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RUFC - Parkgate FC 1 Rotherham United 2

RUFC - Parkgate FC 1 Rotherham United 2

Rotherham United played in the town for the first time since moving from Millmoor in May 2008.

A youthful Millers team, that included a handful of first team players and trialists, were at Roundwood last night to take on Parkgate.

Rotherham were probably surprised at the start that Parkgate made, although Andy Warrington was on top form to keep them out. It was the Millers who had the first shot after Marcus Marshall ran down the right and passed to Mitchell Rose, who didn't quite connect and ten minutes later Nicky Walker seemed to scuff a shot but the Steelmen's 'keeper pushed it round the post. Alec Denton and Gareth Evans saw shots go over the bar before Evans opened the scoring from eighteen yards out with a low shot into the corner. With the referee looking to blow for half-time, Nathan Forbes- Swindells, who looked a very handy player, equalised with a shot that went under Warrington.

The second half began with the Millers taking the lead again when a smart cross into the box from the right was well headed in by Luke Beedham. It was a muggy evening and both teams were beginning to look tired and only the sharpness of Warrington stopped Parkgate equalising and a little later the Millers 'keeper made a great finger tip save to stop the Steelmen scoring. As it got dusk, a few tackles were going in, which probably wasn't needed and when the referee blew for full-time it was a tired but happy Millers squad who won the game.

Ed's thoughts - I thought it was really a pretty even game with the Millers just shading it.

I can't remember how many times we turned to each other and said, after a cross had gone into the box, usually from Marcus Marshall, that there was no one to get on the end of it.

I just like to say 'good luck' to Parkgate for next season



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Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Tuesday August 2 2011
Time: 4:36PM

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