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Rotherham 3 - Chester 1

Don Valley Stadium

23 August 2008 3.00pm

Attendance: 3,462

Millers Beat Chester

Three first half goals saw the Millers climb towards their first milestone of the season, 0 points, today as they beat Chester City at Don Valley.

The home team couldn't have wished for a better start when a first minute Alex Rhodes free kick found Drewe Broughton in the area. His header was wildly cleared by a defender and it fell to Ian Sharps to drive the ball over the line. The Millers then pressured a sorry looking Chester and sprinted forward at every opportunity although Kevin Ellison should have perhaps made it one all but his kick went just wide. On the twelfth minute, Drewe Broughton knocked the ball into the path of Reuben Reid, who smashed the ball towards goal and passed a helpless looking John Danby. On the eighteenth minute Chester, against the run of play, managed to get the ball to Ellison who beat the Millers defence and slotted the ball into the net past Andy Warrington. But the Millers didn't lie down and Broughton saw a header go just over the bar before Jamie Green found Reid and his perfect flick found Alex Rhodes whose low shot made it three - one to the Millers. In fact, the home side had a fourth goal from Rhodes who volleyed the ball into the back of the net only for the linesman to raise his flag for offside. Just before half-time Broughton found Mark Lynch who ran infield and his pass found Mark Hudson. Hudson played a one-two with Reid but his effort went over the top.

Chester came out looking a bit more aggressive in the second half and, Paul Taylor, on for Harris, had a shot deflected round the post and Ellison fired over when he only had Andy Warrington to beat. Ryan Lowe had a shot at goal and saw his shot rebound off the post to go to safety. Rotherham seemed to let Chester play their own game in the second half and backed off a bit and the only real chance they had came from Reid, who was one on one with Danby and fired straight at the 'keeper, putting his shirt over his head in embarrassment, knowing he should have scored.

The Millers are now on -8 and seem to be scoring goals for fun - bring on the Wolves on Tuesday!

Star Player

Drewe Broughton - won things in the air and, I thought, had a good game




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