Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

Millers win at Don Valley

Rotherham
2 - 1
Rochdale

Don Valley Stadium

23 August 2009 3.00pm

Attendance: 3,602

Referee:

Adam Le Fondre scored the first goal in today`s win over his old club, Rochdale, at Don Valley this afternoon.

The first thing that was noticeable was the two-toned pitch after the U2 concert on Thursday as the teams entered the arena. It was the Millers who went close early on when Paul Warne had a shot saved in the fifth minute followed shortly after by a Tom Pope header that went just wide. Dale`s first shot was on thirty-five minutes when Will Buckley caught the Millers defence napping with a ball through that Chris Dagnall couldn`t quite get to. Just after that, at the other end, Kenny Arthur made a save from Pablo Mills while a cross from Warne was cleared by Jason Kennedy. Le Fondre`s goal came five minutes before half-time when an unfair challenge by Nathan Stanton on Warne gave away a free kick and saw the defender get a yellow card. Nicky Law`s kick found Le Fondre`s head in a crowded goalmouth and he, in turn, found the back of the net to get his second goal in two games for his new club. However, the Millers` joy was short lived when, in time added on, a through ball from Gary Jones found Dagnall whose shot was parried by Andy Warrington only for the striker to pounce again and squeeze the ball past the Millers 'keeper.

The second half started a bit scrappy although Warrington was relieved to see a Chris O`Grady ball evade Dagnall and go harmlessly wide. The next twenty minutes was full of stops and starts and moans from the home fans as the referee`s assistants seemed to be forever flagging for off sides. It was on the hour mark that Tom Pope sent Paul Warne on his way and the veteran striker stuck the ball past Arthur into the corner of the net for the Millers second goal. Dale nearly got back into the game straight away when Dagnall left everyone behind and had a shot at goal which Warrington managed to push away to safety. The last few minutes was all Rochdale as Rundle fired over from ten yards out and Warrington made a brave save from O`Grady.

The Millers are up to fifth this evening after getting the three points today - and, if we`d taken all our chances, could well have been further up on goal average

Star Player

It was a team effort today but for his running alone I am giving the Star Player to

PAUL WARNE


Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Sunday August 23 2009
Time: 6:48PM

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Two Home Games. How Many Points Can The Millers Get?
Suggested By:
None58%
One14%
Two0%
Three14%
Four14%
Six0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 33 21 8 4 71 31
2 Newcastle 33 22 4 7 70 37
3 Huddersfield 33 20 5 8 65 8
4 Leeds Utd 34 19 4 11 61 12
5 Reading 34 18 6 10 60 2
6 Sheff Wed 34 17 7 10 58 9
7 Fulham 33 14 11 8 53 17
8 Norwich 34 15 7 12 52 11
9 Preston 34 14 10 10 52 5
10 Barnsley 34 14 8 12 50 4
11 Derby County 33 13 9 11 48 6
12 Cardiff 34 13 7 14 46 -2
13 Brentford 33 12 7 14 43 2
14 Birmingham 34 11 10 13 43 -13
15 Ipswich 34 10 12 12 42 -7
16 Q.P.R. 34 11 7 16 40 -11
17 Aston Villa 33 9 12 12 39 -7
18 Forest 34 10 7 17 37 -12
19 Burton 34 9 9 16 36 -13
20 Wolves 32 9 8 15 35 -5
21 Bristol City 33 9 6 18 33 -6
22 Wigan 34 7 10 17 31 -10
23 Blackburn 32 7 9 16 30 -13
24 Rotherham 34 4 5 25 17 -45
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)

Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe325
2.sixpence198
3.Millie Miller26
4.mos6024
5.axholme23
6.miller4life19
7.Marky7917
8.nogginthenog14
9.mvmiller13
10.Chris Maiden5
Vital Football Comment