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Crisp Pringle Finish Gets Point for Millers

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Rotherham United

Underhill Stadium

3 March 2012 3.00pm

Attendance: 1765 (284 Millers)

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Rotherham United striker, Ben Pringle, came off the bench to salvage a point for the Millers this afternoon against Barnet.

It was a blustery Underhill that saw the game underway with an effort from top scorer, Izale McLeod for the home side in the opening minutes, that went well wide of the target. At the other end a corner from Kieron Cadogan towards the near post was easily cleared by Clovis Kamdjo. On seven minutes, Mark Bradley was booked for a foul on McLeod which led to a free-kick taken by Mark Byrne which he swung in, and missing everyone, nestled in the back of the net to give the home side the lead. Eight minutes later the visitors nearly equalised when Danny Harrison`s left footed volley looked as if it was heading into the net but a flying save by Liam O`Brien in the Bees goal put it behind for a corner. At the other end Rhys Taylor made a comfortable save from a Mark Hughes shot while Jason Taylor was well placed a few minutes later to save from Sam Deering. On twenty-five minutes McLeod found himself in space but, with the goal at his mercy, he shot wide. Towards the end of the half Sam Wood crossed a good ball into the box that McLeod blocked and a few minutes later a shot from deep inside the area from Wood just cleared the bar. The home side should have gone in at half-time two-up when Ricky Holmes came in behind the Millers defence and crossed the ball across the area which just missed Deering`s outstretched leg.

It looked like the Millers had had a good talking to at half-time and began the second half with some urgency. Ben Pringle, on for Cadogan, got in a perfect cross for Shaun Harrad but O`Brien was equal to it and put the ball over the bar and from the resulting corner Kamdjo cleared up field. Five minutes into the half, Pringle picked up a loose ball in the box and shot low past O`Brien into the net for the equaliser. That spurred the Millers on and, before he was subbed, Harrad had a couple of more chances, the first was well saved by O`Brien and Michael Hector was on hand to stop the second causing any damage. Danny Schofield, on for Danny Harrison, should perhaps have done better on the hour mark when he was in space just outside the box but put the ball wide and a few minutes later O`Brien made a good save from the lively Pringle. On sixty-three minutes Paul Warne replace Harrad and the veteran was soon in the action when he harassed Paul Downing enough to make him commit a foul and, as he`d been booked a few minutes earlier, he was sent for an early bath by referee Graham Scott. Unfortunately, for the Millers, the free-kick came to nothing. Ten minutes from the end of the game Andrew Yiadom had a shot from just outside the area which sailed past Rhys Taylor but thankfully also past the post and at the other end, a Pringle corner caused problems amongst the Bees defence but was eventually cleared by Jordan Mustoe. Michael Raynes then had the best chance to put the visitors in front when he did well to get his head to the ball but, from just a few feet out, and an empty net to aim at managed to put the ball wide.

Yet another game of two halves - forty-five minutes isn`t going to get us up the table where we need to be.

Star Player

Ben Pringle - we resorted to playing football when he came on and stopped hoofing it in the air


Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Saturday March 3 2012
Time: 10:26PM

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