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Millers Off To WEMBLEY!

Rotherham United
2 - 0
Aldershot Town

Don Valley Stadium

19 May 2010 7.45pm

Attendance: 7,082

Referee:

Goals from Adam Le Fondre and Kevin Ellison made sure that Rotherham United will be playing at Wembley a week on Sunday.

A bumper crowd at Don Valley saw Le Fondre head in the first goal after getting a superb nod down from Skipper Ian Sharps three minutes from the end of the first half and then on sixty-eight minutes Ellison thumped a header home to make sure.

But it was the Millers who had a scare in the first ten minutes when Dean Morgan was one on one with Millers' 'keeper Andy Warrington, rounded him and went down. With the visitors appealing for a penalty, the Millers fans holding their breath referee, Fred Graham took out a yellow card and cautioned Morgan for diving. Minutes later Morgan was in action again but was only able to sky the ball over the bar. On the half-hour mark, Ellison should have opened the scoring when a Nicky Law cross found him but his looping header just scraped over the bar. The Shots then had another penalty appeal turned down when Winfield went down under a challenge but again, the ref was having none of it. Le Fondre came close to scoring when a Ryan Taylor pass found him but saw his shot glanced off the top of the bar. And then, as Aldershot seemed to be getting into the game the first goal was scored. Law took a corner which Sharps did well to keep in and he found Le Fondre who scored his thirtieth of the season. And in the final minute of the half, Taylor and Le Fondre played a one-two but the final cross was deflected wide.

Kevin Dillon sent his players out early for the second half and everyone thought they would start at pace but it was Ryan Taylor who nearly put the Millers two-up when he broke free but Mikael Jaime-Ruiz brought off a brilliant save. Then Nicky Law put a good ball into the centre which just skirted past Ellison at the back post. Pablo Mills put a good ball through to Le Fondre but the strikers shot was deflected just over before Mills himself had a long range shot that had Jaime-Ruiz scrambling onto his knees to save. Dean Morgan came close to getting the visitors an equaliser on the night but his shot wasn't hard enough to trouble the Millers defence. Then came the second goal. Law put in a perfect ball into the middle and Ellison arrived, unmarked, to put the ball in the back of the net, take off his shirt and run towards the dugouts and only stopped running when the referee showed him a yellow card. Four minutes later, Ellison was a little lucky, when Ben Herd went down under a challenge from the Millers winger/striker but the referee thought twice about a second yellow. In the final ten minutes Warrington had to get down to save a shot from Aaron Brown and Gavin Gunning headed the follow up shot from Kirk Hudson away.

And that was that. The warnings went out about not running on the pitch, the Police and stewards took up positions, the referee blew his whistle and within seconds the players were mobbed by ecstatic Millers fans. Nobody can deny what a great night this was for Rotherham United - infact it was bloody marvellous!

WE ARE THE GREATEST ROTHERHAM UNITED AND WE ARE GOING TO WEMBERLEEEEEE

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Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Wednesday May 19 2010
Time: 11:15PM

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