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Rotherham 3 - Barnet 4

Don Valley Stadium

18 October 2008 7.45pm

Attendance: 3,801

Millers stung by Bees

For the neutral this game had it all - seven goals, a sending off, penalties - but for Millers fans it was a game the home side never seemed to get into until the last fifteen minutes or so. For large parts of the game, Barnet showed the Millers how to play football with some well timed passing and movement off the ball.

Saying that it should have been the home side who should have taken the lead when Drewe Broughton's long-range shot was palmed out by Barnet 'keeper, Lee Harrison in the opening minutes. And on seven minutes the Millers did take the lead when a cross from the right by Dale Tonge found Nick Fenton who headed it into the back of the net. And they should have gone further into the lead but for Harrison who blocked a fierce shot from Reuben Reid. Barnet woke up then and started to push forward playing some good, short, passes and on eighteen minutes a cross from Albert Adomah found Luke Medley who headed past Andy Warrington for his first goal of the season. Ten minutes later, Alex Rhodes picked up a great pass from Mickey Cummins and he raced through on goal with only Harrison to beat but was knocked over by Max Porter who was sent for an early bath by referee Graham Salisbury. Mark Hudson took the penalty but he fluffed the kick and it was easily saved by Harrison. Nine minutes before half-time, ten men Barnet took the lead when Adomah's wide angled shot seemed to stun the Millers defence and 'keeper and popped into the net.

The Millers made two substitutions at half-time, when Mark Burchill came on for Hudson and Richie Barker replaced Broughton but it was the visitors who went further into the lead on fifty-seven minutes when Cliff Akurang weaved his way past a static home defence and put the ball in the net. Four minutes later Akurang latched onto a long ball, walked by Fenton, rounded Warrington and as cool as you like put in number four. Twenty minutes from time, the home side got a free-kick. Tonge took it and Ian Sharps headed it in. The Millers seemed to wake up then and started to push the ball forward. A low drive by Reid went just wide and Rhodes had a shot saved off the line. On the seventy-ninth minute, Reid made a run into the box and was pulled back by a Bees defender and the Millers got their second penalty of the game. Burchill placed the ball and sent Harrison the wrong way to make it four-three. For the final ten minutes it was all one-way traffic and Andy Nicholas saw a header rattle the bar with the follow up from Fenton cleared off the line.

On the whole, this was a poor performance from the Millers and a poor way to lose the one hundred per cent home record. Let's hope that Mark Robins get's his teams heads up for the visit to Bury on Tuesday night.

Star Player

For some of his early passing, DALE TONGE - but not really sure anyone deserves it




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