Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

Millers win one - at last!

Tamworth FC
1 - 2
Rotherham United

The Lamb Ground

31 July 2010 3.00pm

Attendance: 456

Referee:

Rotherham United finally won a pre-season friendly away at Tamworth this afternoon.

Going one down in the first half goals from Ryan Cresswell and Adam Le Fondre gave the Millers the victory at the Lamb Ground.

The home side started the brighter and a good move saw Neil MacKenzie get the ball but his cross came to nothing. At the other end, Kevin Ellison got a good ball from Tom Elliot only for the tall striker to fluff the shot. On twenty-five minutes MacKenzie found himself in space with the ball some twenty yards out and fired the ball low leaving Andy Warrington, in the Millers' goal stranded. Two minutes before half-time, Warrington was called into action again when he got his finger tips to a fierce free-kick from Alex Rodman to tip the ball over the bar.

In the opening minutes of the second half the Millers got a corner and Grant Darley, on for the injured Jamie Green, got the ball to the back post and Ryan Cresswell headed in his first goal for the Millers. The second goal came on fifty five minutes when Darley did well to pull the ball back from a Law free-kick and who should be waiting to head the ball into the net from a yard home but Adam Le Fondre. Trialist, Jeremiah Ani, who came on at half-time for Elliott, saw a twenty-five yard shot parried to safety by Denzil Hamilton in the Lambs goal. The home side were unlucky not to equalise on seventy-seven minutes when Richard Tait had a shot across the penalty area which went just wide. The Millers perhaps should have made it three-one in the final five minutes when Newey found the head of Luke Ashworth but the former Wigan defender headed just over the bar.

A good work out this for the Millers and (at last) a win to take into the start of the season next week.

TEAMS

TAMWORTH

Hamilton
Tait
Marshall (Rowe)
Wylde
Bradley (Mitchell)
Rodman (Fairclough)
Perry
MacKenzie
Thomas (Farrell)
Sheridan (Lyttle)
Barrow

ROTHERHAM

Warrington
Green (Darley)
Cresswell
Ashworth
Newey
Law
J Taylor
Harrison
Ellison
Elliott (Ani)
Le Fondre (Warne)

Subs Not Used

Marshall
Annerson
Banks



Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Saturday July 31 2010
Time: 7:31PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Euro 16 - Which of the 'home' teams will go the furthest
Suggested By:
England57%
Ireland10%
Wales33%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe293
2.sixpence169
3.Tony Kidding18
4.mos6011
5.mvmiller6
6.mellowmiller3
7.axholme3
8.michael larkin2
9.zipadeedoodah1