UK time is: 04:00:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Rotherham 0 - Morecambe 0

Don Valley Stadium

12 September 2009 3.00pm

Attendance: 3,172

Stalemate at the Valley

Rotherham United failed to score at Don Valley for the first time this season as lowly Morecambe came and stood tall against the managerless top of the table team.

Morecambe had the first shot of the game when a cheeky lob from Phil Jevons, from some thirty yards out, had Andy Warrington scuttling backwards towards his goal but the shot curled just wide of the left hand post. The home sides first chance came from Kevin Ellison on eleven minutes but it was an easy catch for Barry Roche in the Shrimpers goal. Pablo Mills had a shot cleared and Jim Bentley cleared moments later from Jamie Green while Ryan Taylor's right footed shot went just wide of the post. On the half-hour mark Adam Le Fondre, looking for his sixth goal in as many games, had a shot parried away to safety by Roche while at the other end Ian Sharps had to clear from Laurence Wilson. Five minutes before half-time, ex Miller, David Artell found Jim Bentley in the six yard box but his shot was well saved by Warrington.

The Millers stepped it up for the second half, which saw Nick Fenton replace an injured Ian Sharps and Paul Warne come on for an unusually quiet Nicky Law. But, as in the first half, it was the visitors who had the first shot when Ian Craney's shot sailed just over Warrington's head and, luckily, the bar. In the next fifteen minutes it was all Rotherham, and Paul Warne, Ryan Taylor and Jamie Green came close while Marc Joseph had to be alert to clear a cross from Stewart Drummond at the other end. Ryan Taylor brought the Millers section of the crowd to their feet with a shot from twenty-five yards out but it went just wide of the post and a few minutes later, Danny Harrison had a header cleared off the line by Garry Hunter. Roche came into his own before the end of the game by saving well from both Tom Pope, on for Ryan Taylor, and Ellison although a late free-kick by Craig Stanley for Morecambe was just inches away from finding Artell, although it would have been an undeserved winner.

I couldn't really fault the effort of the Millers today after the week they have had and it was just a shame that, after dominating the play for large parts of the game, the ball just wouldn't go in the back of the net.

Star Player

The Man of the Match at the game was given to Kevin Ellison who battled all day. Adam Le Fondre tried his best to score but I think, for his effort today, I shall give the star player to PABLO MILLS




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:Saturday September 12 2009

Time: 6:25PM

 

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. herringthorpe 705
2. rybel_b 683
3. sixpence 248
4. mos60 33
5. Millie Miller 24
6. nearlyataff 19
7. mvmiller 15
8. axholme 14
9. miller4life 13
10. sthelensmiller 6

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Leeds Utd 21 6 5 10 -7 23
19. Millwall 21 5 8 8 -8 23
20. Bolton 20 6 4 10 -6 22
21. Rotherham 21 4 9 8 -10 21
22. Brighton 21 3 9 9 -8 18
23. Wigan 21 3 8 10 -7 17
24. Blackpool 20 2 6 12 -17 12

Breaking League News

Bournemouth : 17/12/2014 22:25:00
LUFC Redfearn to finally land his man
Leeds Utd : 17/12/2014 19:12:00
FA Cup 3rd Round Ticket News
Fulham : 17/12/2014 17:40:00
Palmer One Off Career Milestone
Sheff Wed : 17/12/2014 17:35:00
Fulham Youngsters Moment of Glory
Fulham : 17/12/2014 17:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will you be going to the FA Cup game against Bournemouth?
Suggested By:  
Yes 45%
No 50%
Not Decided 5%