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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

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