Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

Bantams take honours in derby

Bradford City
3 - 0
Rotherham United

Coral Windows Stadium

25 April 2009 3.00pm

Attendance: 13,242

Referee:

Rotherham United came away from Valley Parade (sorry, the Coral Windows Stadium) with nothing this afternoon after Bradford ended their run of nine games without a win, in convincing fashion.

The home side put the Millers under a bit of pressure from the kick-off although they didn't really create any clear-cut chances and it was Rotherham who had the first shot at goal when a Ryan Taylor corner found Nick Fenton but the tall defender headed just wide. On twelve minutes, the Millers failed to clear a corner and it reached Dean Furman who hit the ball, which hit Peter Thorne, who was in an offside position, and went into the net. Thorne could have had another a minute later but for a wonderful save from Andy Warrington. The ball fell to Nicky Law who, from a tight angle, volleyed way over the bar. It was Rhys Evans turn, in the other net, to pull off a good save from a Marc Joseph free kick and five minutes later, Reuben Reid had a great chance to pull the visitors level when he was one-on-one with the 'keeper but instead of going round Evans he tried to lift the ball over him and his shot was easily saved. But it was Bradford who got another goal on thirty-two minutes when a good run and cross from Law found Thorne and he put the ball past Warrington. Still the Millers didn't give up and a curling free-kick from Ryan Taylor found Danny Harrison whose shot was saved by Evans only for the rebound to fall to Fenton, but he couldn't get it past the home defence in front of goal. As half-time approached, Thorne nearly had his hat-trick but Warrington did well to get down low and save.

The Millers were out a good few minutes before Bradford appeared for the start of the second half but it was Thorne who again had a shot from twenty-five yards out and Warrington was glad to see it go wide. Steve Jones looked like he'd scored on the hour mark but Warrington managed to fingertip the ball over the bar. Again Warrington came to the rescue as his defence went awol and tipped over a shot from Furman and minutes later managed to put a Jones shot wide. Good work from Ryan Taylor found Mark Hudson, on for Joseph, whose shot was well saved by Evans. Warrington then pulled off a double save from Law and Thorne and stopped the ball on the line from Thorne. But, he couldn't save a shot from Law on the seventy-third minute that made the score 3-0.

Rotherham had so many chances in the first half to get on the score sheet it was just unbelievable they went in 2-0 down. But, in the end, Stuart McCall's side were deserved winners.

Star Player

Has to be ANDY WARRINGTON


Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Saturday April 25 2009
Time: 8:30PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who Will Send Us Down
Suggested By:
Fulham81%
The Owls - live on TV8%
Wigan 2%
Birmingham2%
Reading0%
Ipswich2%
Preston0%
We'll hang on until the last game (Derby)5%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe385
2.sixpence245
3.mos6036
4.Marky7920
5.axholme19
6.miller4life17
7.Millie Miller16
8.nogginthenog14
9.mvmiller10
10.gingetobeamiller2
Vital Football Comment