UK time is: 17:09:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Morecambe 1 - Rotherham 3

Christie Park

16 August 2008 3.00pm

Attendance: 2.606

Minus Eleven and Counting

Rotherham United got their own back on Morecambe for the 5-1 defeat last season by going to Christie Park today and winning 3-1.

Two goals from summer signing Mark Lynch with a goal in the middle from Ryan Taylor was enough to see the Millers take home three points and knock off another three from their minus tally in the League.

Lynch opened the scoring in eight minutes when his left foot shot curled in, leaving the home 'keeper, Barry Roche sprawling, as it hit the top corner of the net. Morecambe should perhaps have equalised straight away but although Neil Wainwright's shot went over Andy Warrington, it also went just over the net. Five minutes before half-time, Reuben Reid found Mark Hudson who threaded the ball through to Ryan Taylor who sent the ball crashing past a helpless Rhodes into the bottom of the net.

The home side came out the better in the second half and the Millers defence had to stand tall at times although it was a Reid shot that was saved low by Roche. Morecambe's Danny Adams took a free kick that was just too high for Jim Bentley to get his head too before Matt Blinkhorn was sent clear on goal only for Andy Warrington to make a terrific save low down and then save again from Blinkhorn from the re-bound. The home side had a flurry of corners and Garry Hunter volleyed a shot wide and their pressure paid off in the seventy-eighth minute when Curtis swung in a shot that found Wainwright on the back post and he put it in the back of the net. Reid should have got the Millers third just before the end, when having a lot of space in the box, he headed over the ba but in injury time, Lynch found himself forward, and scored an identical goal to his first but this time in front of the travelling Millers fans.

Mark Robins will certainly be the happier of the two managers tonight - not least as he sees the points deficit shortening with each game.

Star Player

I think I have to give it to IAN SHARPS although Mark Lynch definitely deserves a mention for his two goals




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

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 16 2008

Time: 9:13PM

Your Comments

SHARPSY ... SO NOT THAT DEFINATE...
MILLERS1884
Sharps or Pabs for me,like you say,Lynch deffo needs a mention.
eebbee
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 1009
2. herringthorpe 846
3. sixpence 455
4. miller4life 93
5. mos60 63
6. nearlyataff 41
7. Millie Miller 31
8. mvmiller 29
9. nogginthenog 19
10. axholme 19

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Brentford 14 5 4 5 -3 19
14. Reading 14 5 3 6 -5 18
15. Millwall 14 4 5 5 -2 17
16. Rotherham 14 4 5 5 -3 17
17. Huddersfield 14 4 5 5 -6 17
18. Leeds Utd 14 4 4 6 -4 16
19. Wigan 14 3 6 5 -1 15

Breaking League News

Carl Ikeme Expects a Tough Game
Birmingham : 31/10/2014 17:03:00
A New Mentality For The Fans?
Norwich : 31/10/2014 16:57:00
Yet Another Town Draw Or Something More?
Ipswich : 31/10/2014 15:59:00
Blackburn (A) Match Preview
Reading : 31/10/2014 15:00:00
Birmingham Trial Forest Midfielder
Birmingham : 31/10/2014 14:47:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Come on then you moaners. Alex Revell or Mario Balotelli? I know who I'd rather have.
Suggested By:  baldtobeamiller
Revs! 100%
Balotelli 0%