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Millers hold on for draw

Rotherham United
1 - 1
Stevenage

Don Valley Stadium

9 October 2010 3.00pm

Attendance: 4,037

Referee:

In this first ever encounter between the two sides, only one ever looked like they wanted to win the game this afternoon at Don Valley - and it wasn`t Rotherham.

The game started slowly and on fifteen minutes it had nearly stopped when Kevin Ellison was allowed room to shoot from some twenty yards out bringing a good save from Chris Day the 'Boro`s goal. The visitors should have gone ahead five minutes later when Stacy Long was allowed a clear site at goal and shot from twelve yards but Andy Warrington was equal to it and saved with his legs. A minute later Warrington was on hand again when he got down well to take the sting out of a shot from Michael Bostwick , and with the ball bouncing from his hands and rolling towards goal he smothered it at the second attempt. With Stevenage very much having the upper hand they were taking an age with their corner kicks and at the end of the half the fourth official held the board up for four extra minutes. In the third of those minutes Stevenage got a free kick which Nick Fenton headed clear and the ball fell to Adam Le Fondre. Le Fondre crossed the ball in from the left and picked out Nicky Law, who looked like someone had just wound him up, and Law slammed the ball into the roof of the nets to send the Millers in with a one-nil lead. Although this was against run of play maybe Stevenage will think twice about taking so long over corners in future and it could be said that it was justice on them.

The second half started scrappy although Nick Fenton headed in a great ball from an Ellison corner and the 'goal music` started only for the referee, who, to be honest, had a terrible game, to rule the goal out for - well, answers on a postcard please. At the other end Andy Warrington got down well to save from Michael Bostwick and not long after turned a Peter Winn shot out for a corner. It was pretty messy with neither team looking particularly bothered until the eighty-second minute when David Bridges had a shot that was cleared but he picked the ball up from the rebound and got it to John Mousinho who put the ball past Warrington. The Millers nearly got a second towards the end of the match when a Tom Newey cross was originally fumbled by Day but he caught it at a second attempt. In the dying seconds the visitors thought they had got all three points when Yemi Odubade, on for Wilson, sent in a cross that Holroyd turned into the net and was off celebrating in front of their fans when he realised the flag had gone up for offside.

Star Player

Hmmm - did we have a star player? If anyone it had to be ANDY WARRINGTON for keeping us in the game


Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Saturday October 9 2010
Time: 6:15PM

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