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Millers Win

Rotherham United
2 - 0
Macclesfield Town

Don Valley Stadium

31st January 2009 3.00pm

Attendance: 2,945

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A goal in each half helped the Millers to a much needed win this afternoon at Don Valley against Macclesfield Town.

From the kick-off the home side took command and Mark Hudson had a shot that went just right of the goal. Reuben Reid had a header from six yards out that went over Jon Brain in the visitors goal but also over the cross bar before Jason Taylor got on the end of a Jamie Green cross that was well saved by Brain. And then came the goal, when a well worked move resulted in a low cross from Reuben Reid which found Hudson whose shot flashed past Brain to make it one-nil. Nick Fenton came close to making it two just three minutes later when an Alex Rhodes corner found the tall defenders' head but the ball went just over. The first shot Macclesfield really had was on twenty minutes when Izak Reid had a shot from thirty yards out but it was easily saved by Andy Warrington. At the other end Drewe Broughton saw a header shave the bar and go out and Brain made a comfortable save from Rhodes. On the half-hour mark, Rhodes had a shot that was going towards goal but his own player, Reid, got in the way and the ball went out to safety. Emile Sinclair did put the ball in the net for the visitors but he was well off side. The last shot of the half came when a cross from Green found Reid who headed the ball down to Hudson but he shot just over the bar.

At the start of the second half Alex Rhodes had a couple of half-hearted shots towards goal which were cleared by Town defenders before the Silkmen resorted to a series of silly fouls. Jon Brain punched out a cross from Hudson before Green had a cross cleared by Paul Morgan. Tom Elliott, on for Matthew Flynn, had a shot at goal but it went well wide before the Millers sealed the win in the seventy-fifth minute. Marc Joseph, on for Rhodes, pushed the ball forward and Broughton headed it on to Reid who calmly lobbed the ball over a back-tracking Brain to score his first goal of the year. Both Green and Dale Tonge had shots cleared before Andy Warrington made a comfortable save from Sinclair. Green had a shot from six yards out that just went wide while at the other end, Danny Harrison, on for an injured Jason Taylor, cleared from Jamie Tolley at the near post.

A good three points for the Millers today which should set them up nicely for the game with Bury on Tuesday night at Don Valley.



Star Player

Jason Taylor - got stuck in where and when needed


Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Saturday January 31 2009
Time: 8:53PM

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More like it today. Think we will need to up it again for Tuesday though
herringthorpe
31/01/2009 23:46:00
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