UK time is: 04:56:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Grimsby Town 1 - Rotherham United 2

Blundell Park

18 August 2009 7.45pm

Attendance: 4,156

Millers Net Points At Grimsby

Rotherham United got back to winning ways against a poor Grimsby Town this evening at Blundell Park.

The Millers dominated the first half and it was Tom Pope who had the first header that went just over the bar from a Jamie Green cross. Ian Sharps, Nicky Law and Paul Warne all had shots cleared before a Danny Harrison shot on twenty minutes cleared the bar. Andy Warrington easily saved from Nick Hegarty before the same player had a shot that went harmlessly wide. Ex Miller, Barry Conlon cleared a shot by Law before Tommy Forecast in the Mariners goal, cleared a Dale Tonge cross and saved a shot from Sharps. Five minutes before half-time, a ball from Dale Tonge found Danny Harrison but his header cleared Forecast's bar.

The first action of the second half was when Marc Joseph replaced birthday boy, Jamie Green who had been fouled quite early in the first half. It was the home side who had the first shot when a Jamie Clarke cross was cleared by Sharps and a minute later Warrington saved from Hegarty. At the other end Adam Le Fondre tried a long range shot that went well wide of the target. But the Millers pressure paid off and they were awarded a penalty when ex Miller Robbie Stockdale decided to have a game of basketball in the area and up stepped Le Fondre to score his first Millers goal. While he aeroplaned over to the visiting Rotherham fans to celebrate, Ian Sharps was replaced by Mickey Cummins. The goal seemed to spur the home side on a bit and eleven minutes later they eventually broke down the offside play and Peter Sweeney scored from twenty yards out. Town held the lead for just three minutes before a Law free kick found Cummins who rose to beat Forecast and head the ball into the top corner of the net. And a minute later the visitors could have gone further into the lead when Nick Fenton's powerful header was headed off the line by Sweeney. In the final minutes of the game Le Fondre, who was getting into some good positions, found Law who sidefooted the ball towards the net but was denied a goal by the bottom of the post.

A well deserved three points for the Millers this evening.

Star Player

A few players had good spells during the game but I think the Star Player tonight was

NICK FENTON




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:Wednesday August 19 2009

Time: 12:30AM

 

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 591
2. herringthorpe 479
3. sixpence 248
4. mos60 87
5. MILLER NEZ 35
6. nearlyataff 26
7. Millie Miller 23
8. axholme 17
9. nogginthenog 14
10. mvmiller 13

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Wolves 42 28 9 5 51 93
2. Brentford 42 26 9 7 29 87
3. Leyton Orient 42 23 11 8 39 80
4. Rotherham 42 22 13 7 28 79
5. Preston 42 21 16 5 23 79
6. Peterborough 42 21 4 17 10 67
7. Swindon 42 17 9 16 5 60

Breaking League News

Johnson: We're Full Of Confidence
Oldham : 16/04/2014 21:14:00
Boss Knows Who He Wants
MK Dons : 16/04/2014 21:11:00
Fulham's Former United Man Exits MK Dons
MK Dons : 16/04/2014 21:10:00
Fish Could Return?
Gillingham : 16/04/2014 21:08:00
Dack Signs New Long-Term Deal
Gillingham : 16/04/2014 21:07:00
Crawley's Connolly Hit With Five-Match Ban
Crawley : 16/04/2014 21:05:00
Sheffueld United v Stevenage - History
Sheff Utd : 16/04/2014 20:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which of these loanees would you like to see back next season
Suggested By:  
James Tavernier 60%
Haris Vuckic 10%
Miles Addison 10%
Richie Smallwood 10%
Tom Hitchcock 10%
None 0%