UK time is: 20:00:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Accrington Stanley 1 - Rotherham United 3

Fraser Eagle Stadium

20 December 2008 3.00pm

Attendance: 1,172

Burchill Brace helps Millers Win

Two goals from Mark Burchill in five minutes helped the Millers on their way to three points on Saturday at the Fraser Eagle Stadium.

The Millers started brightly and there was no argument about the penalty when Burchill was bundled over. He got up, put the ball on the spot and cooly slid the ball past Ian Dunbavin in Stanley's goal. It was all Rotherham and there was no surprise when they doubled their lead on eleven minutes when a Dale Tonge cross found Burchill who put the ball in the back of the net. And, a few minutes later Burchill should perhaps have had his hat-trick when he was clean through on goal with just the 'keeper to beat but Dunbavin came into his own and made a great stop from the twenty-eight year old. Ex-Miller, John Mullin, had Stanley's first shot at goal on twenty minutes but a great finger tip save from David Stockdale denied him and at the other end, Tonge somehow managed to put the ball wide with Dunbavin stranded. Just past the half hour mark, Stanley pulled a goal back from Andy Procter when he was left unmarked in the six yard box. It was all the home side then and Paul Mullin could have got the equaliser just before half-time but headed just wide.

The second half didn't quite live upto the first and it was the home side who could have scored on the hour mark when only a brilliant save from Stockdale stopped John Miles get the equaliser. The Millers started to take hold of the game again and Mark Hudson saw a shot from twenty-five yards out go past the goal. Dunbavin then made a great save from Nick Fenton before Jamie Green found Drewe Broughton with a inch perfect pass in the six yard box and the tall striker put the ball into the back of the net.

A good three points for the Millers and let's hope it's the start of many more!

Star Player

Mark Burchill




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:Monday December 22 2008

Time: 10:29AM

 

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 1093
2. herringthorpe 1010
3. sixpence 256
4. mos60 36
5. nearlyataff 33
6. miller4life 29
7. mvmiller 23
8. Millie Miller 20
9. zipadeedoodah 16
10. axholme 14

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19
19. Birmingham 18 4 7 7 -14 19
20. Brighton 18 3 9 6 -3 18
21. Rotherham 18 4 6 8 -10 18
22. Wigan 18 3 8 7 -4 17
23. Bolton 17 5 2 10 -7 17
24. Blackpool 17 1 4 12 -18 7

Breaking League News

Leeds 'one club man' on Sky TV this week
Leeds Utd : 24/11/2014 19:46:00
Typical Derby For Dunne
Millwall : 24/11/2014 19:22:00
Fair Result For Holloway
Millwall : 24/11/2014 19:16:00
Hyypia - We Should've Won Again
Brighton : 24/11/2014 18:49:00
Young Defender Recalled!
Fulham : 24/11/2014 18:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where In The League Will We Be On New Years Day
Suggested By:  
Bottom Three 40%
Just above the relegation places 20%
15th to 18th 20%
Mid table 20%
Above 10th 0%