Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

Friendly Millers v Manchester City XI Report

Rotherham
2 - 0
Manchester City XI

Don Valley Stadium

1 August 2009 3.00pm

Attendance: 1,219

Referee:

Rotherham United won their first pre-season friendly at Don Valley yesterday afternoon against a young Manchester City XI side.

The game began cautiously and it was the Millers' first attack on nineteen minutes that produced the first goal of the game. Ryan Taylor hit a low shot which City 'keeper, Gunner Nielsen, didn't collect cleanly and it bobbled into the net. A minute later, Taylor could have made it two but his shot hit the post and from the rebound, Nicky Law's shot was blocked on the line. Both Kevin Ellsion and Jason Taylor had shots at goal before Ian Sharps blocked at the other end from David Ball just before half-time.

The home side came out fighting in the second half and it was only a minute old when a good ball from Law found Ellison who in turn found the head of Tom Pope who gave Neilsen no chance as he headed it past him. With City failing to trouble the Millers Pope, Ryan Taylor and Ellison kept Neilsen busy at the other end. The lively McDermott did get past the Millers defence on the seventieth minute finding Tchuimeni-Nimley but he sent his shot way over the crossbar. Sharps again came to the Millers' rescue a few minutes later when, with Warrington beaten, he cleared a James Poole side-footer off the line. In the dying minutes, a loose ball in the Millers penalty area fell to Ben Mee but he sliced it wide of goal while at the other end Andy Liddell found Pope on his own but Neilsen was quickly off his line to stop the Millers striker getting his second.

A good work out for Mark Robins' side today and a welcome Don Valley win before the battle commences in the League next Saturday.

ROTHERHAM UNITED
Warrington, Lynch, Sharps, Fenton, Green (Joseph), Law, Mills (Harrison), J Taylor, Ellison (Liddell), Pope, R Taylor (Warne)

MANCHESTER CITY
Nielsen, Key, McDonald (Boyata), Kay, Moore, Clayton (Warbara), Ibrahim, McDermott, Ball (Mak), Tchuimeni-Nimley (Poole)


Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Sunday August 2 2009
Time: 9:57AM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should We Expand The New York Stadium In Time For The Coming Season
Suggested By:
Yes79%
No21%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe371
2.sixpence105
3.rybel_b93
4.mos6026
5.mvmiller10
6.Marky798
7.Millie Miller6
8.axholme6
9.nogginthenog5
10.Chris Maiden5