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Millers Finish With Win

Rotherham
1 - 0
Barnet

Millmoor

3 May 3pm

Attendance: 4,834

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On, what was billed as possibly the last match ever at Millmoor for Rotherham United, it was a bit of a disappointing performance that saw the Millers scrape a one-nil win over a lively Barnet.

After new owner-in-waiting, Tony Stewart, was introduced to the crowd before the game and Jamie Oliver making an appearance on the pitch at half time and cooking after the final whistle in the car park, the football sort of took a back seat today. The Millers made the perfect start when a Dale Tongue shot was blocked only to fall to Ryan Taylor. Taylor found Jamie Green who drove the ball into the net for his first senior goal. Just after Green tried to repay the favour when he won the ball and found Taylor whose shot from twenty-five yards out went just over the crossbar. With Green and Taylor linking well again they found Mark Hudson who fired his shot just wide. Then the visitors got into the action and Albert Adomah had a shot blocked by Marc Joseph and Andy Warrington saved from Josh Wright. The visitors took advantage of the fact that the Millers were giving away the ball much too easily for a big part of the game and Jason Puncheon had a shot saved by Warrington who did well to recover and make a second save from the follow up from Adomah. Just before half time, Adomah forced his way through a sea of red shirted defenders only to see his deflected shot acrobatically kept out by Warrington.

Barnet came out for the second half and forced four early corners, from one Joseph made an amazing clearance off the goal line. The Millers were outpassed for most of the half and didn't look like scoring until Jamie Yates came on for Taylor and with his first touch he smashed the ball against the post and it rebounded to safety. Warrington kept out shots from Puncheon and St Aimie while, at the other end Mark Hudson could have made it two for the home side, but, to be honest, that would have been cruel on Barnet.

So, the Millers finish in ninth, which, is better than a lot of people thought at the start of the season when Mark Robins' young, unexperienced team came together. But, what could have been without the financial mis-management and minus ten, we can only ponder on. A word about the fans yesterday who were in party mood and sang, shouted and chanted throughout the game - I feel it was only fitting that most of them ignored the blue and white (???) police tape and charged onto the pitch at the full time whistle - after all, it might be the last chance they get to do that at Millmoor.

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ANDY WARRINGTON - for his saves


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Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Sunday May 4 2008
Time: 9:08AM

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Not a great match but it wasn't really about the football yesterday
herringthorpe
04/05/2008 22:21:00
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I thoroughly enjoyed it, the game, the 'do' after, a great day.
rybel_b
06/05/2008 15:31:00
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