Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

Friendly Millers v Forest Report

Millers
0 - 1
Forest

Don Valley Stadium

22 July 2009 7.45pm

Attendance: 1,223

Referee:

The Millers lose out to Championship Nottingham Forest in this evening's friendly at Don Valley.

The home team could have gone in front as early as the first minute when Forest 'keeper, Karl Darlow, got down well to save from the lively Tom Pope. At the other end, Rob Earnshaw had a good chance to open the scoring but his shot went wide. But it wasn't long before the visitors went in front when Earnshaw found himself in space and his low shot went in off the post. Ian Sharps nearly headed the equaliser but his shot came back off the crossbar and Paul Warne's follow up was blocked by Paul Anderson. Jason Taylor had a shot that rebounded off the post and Pope slotted the ball into an empty net but was ruled to be offside. Earnshaw had the ball in the back of the net again at the other end, when he lifted the ball over Andy Warrington only to have it ruled out for handball. Darlow twice saved the visitors before half time, once from a shot by Kevin Ellison and then from an Ian Sharps header.

Forest came out the stronger for the second half when Adebola and Earnshaw combined to set up Tyson but he missed when it looked easier to score. Rotherham then took over the game and Jordan Fairclough stopped the ball from going over the line with Nicky Law getting ready to pounce. A Pablo Mills free-kick found Ian Sharps head but once again Fairclough was there to clear the ball before Darlow brought off a fine save from Ellison. Then the Millers had the perfect opportunity to equalise when a cross from Ellison was handled by Mickael Darnet and referee, Jonathan Moss, pointed to the penalty spot. Stephen Brogan stepped up but his shot hit the crossbar and went over. Ryan Taylor had a header that looked like it was heading for the top corner but, from nowhere, Morgan steamed in and cleared the ball from under the crossbar. Still the Millers kept going forward and in the final minutes Brogan beat three Forest players but his shot was turned round the bar by Darlow.

A good work out for the Millers this evening and it seems they were unlucky not to score.

ROTHERHAM UNITED
Warrington
Tonge
Green (Brogan)
Sharps (Joseph)
Fenton (Nicholas)
Mills (Cummins)
Warne (Liddell)
Law
J Taylor (Harrison)
Ellison
Pope (R Taylor)

NOTTINGHAM FOREST
Darlow
Fairclough
Diagne (McCashin)
Darnet
Morgan
Wilson
Anderson
Moussi (Elliot)
Adebola
Earnshaw
Tyson (Hopkinson)



Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Wednesday July 22 2009
Time: 11:10PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Lewis Tips Joshua to Win

Comments

0
Sounds like we outplayed the Championship side in the second half
herringthorpe
23/07/2009 12:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Just One Away Game Left This Season - v Preston. How Will It Go?
Suggested By:
Millers Will Win36%
It Will Be A Goalless Draw2%
A Draw - But There Will Be Goals16%
Another Defeat46%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
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 29 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe341
2.sixpence175
3.Millie Miller31
4.Chris Maiden28
5.axholme24
6.mos6024
7.miller4life20
8.nogginthenog17
9.mvmiller3
Vital Football Comment