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Darlington 2 - Rotherham 0

The Balfour Webnet Darlington Arena

6 February 2010 3.00pm

Attendance: 2,231

Shambles

Darlington boosted their chance of survival with their second win over Rotherham United in less than a month.

Despite having more of the possession, the Millers never looked like winning this game as from the first to the last minute they struggled to create anything.

The visitors should have scored in the opening minutes when a header from Gavin Gunning found Adam Le Fondre and the leading scorer crossed across goal but Tom Pope failed to get on the end of it. Tadhg Purcell was sent clear by Gareth Waite but dragged his shot wide. But two minutes later, Purcell did score when, from twenty yards out, he let fly and the ball took a wicked deflection to beat Andy Warrington in the Millers goal. Minute`s later 'keeper Shane Redmond caused panic among the home fans when he raced out of his area to stop Le Fondre but in his haste gave the ball to Danny Harrison. Harrison lobbed the ball towards an empty net from forty yards out but it was way off target. The Millers only other chance of the game came before half-time when Pablo Mills had a snap shot but his shot didn`t trouble Redmond as it flew over the bar.

Seven minutes into the second half, the home side went further into the lead. Curtis Main sent a ball into the area for More Diop. Diop`s effort was saved by Warrington but was collected again by Diop who fed the ball to Gareth Waite and Waite tapped the ball into the net. Not a lot else happened to be honest. Ian Miller stopped Le Fondre going towards goal and Warrington got down to smother a shot from Nathan Mulligan. Darlington thought they should have had a penalty when they thought Ian Sharps had pushed Main over in the area but referee Whitestone waved their claim away. Le Fondre should have scored in the final minutes after being put through on goal but his shot was sent way into the night sky.

Apart from perhaps Gunning and Sharps I thought the team had another poor game tonight. Ronnie Moore made three changes from Tuesday night - but, to be honest, it looked no different. Passes were going astray, every time Harrison got the ball he passed it backwards, I don`t think we won a header all game - different players, same tactics. Something has to change, and change quickly.

Star Player

Best of a bad bunch - IAN SHARPS




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