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Millers Net Shrimps

Rotherham United
2 - 1
Morecambe

New York Stadium

23 October 2012 7.45pm

Attendance: 5,632 (101 Shrimps)

Referee:

Rotherham United came from one down to pick up all three points this evening at the New York Stadium in an entertaining game for any neutrals in the crowd.

The Millers had all the early pressure and should have gone into the lead on six minutes when a Kari Arnason`s shot was cleared by a Shrimps defender but found Bob Harris on the edge of the area but his effort when wide. Four minutes later Arnason was in the thick of it again when his shot was brilliantly saved by 'keeper Barry Roche and then he made an excellent save with his legs from the Harris at the near post. The Millers will feel unlucky not to have got a penalty when former Miller Nick Fenton leaned into Ian Sharps and brought him down in the area but referee Sutton waved play on and a few minutes later Roche somehow got a hand to a Lee Frecklington shot and put it round the post for a corner. At the other end Jack Redshaw was played in by former Miller Kevin Ellison, who had a very good game, but put his shot wide with Millers 'keeper Andy Warrington beaten while Daniel Nardiello and Craig Morgan had efforts at the other end that went over the bar. Then just before the half hour mark disaster struck for the home side when Redshaw caught the Millers defence on the break and played a ball through to Ellison who left footed the ball into the back of the net to open the scoring. Morecambe did little to take advantage of the Millers as heads seemed to go down after the goal and it was the home side who maybe should have equalised on the stroke of half-time when Revell found himself in room but his shot blazed wide of the goal.



After the opening five minutes of the second half, when Stewart Drummond put a header wide of the post from deep inside the area, the visitors pulled everyone back and made it quite clear they`d settle for the one-nil. Morgan and Frecklington had shots that went wide while Nardiello, Lionel Ainsworth, who ran his socks off today, and Ben Pringle all saw efforts saved by Roche. But, it was only a matter of time before the equaliser came, which it did on sixty-three minutes when an Arnason cross hit a visiting defender to send the ball away from Roche and Nardiello was lurking to slip the ball into the back of the net and ninety seconds later the former Barnsley forward received a good ball from Harris and he slammed the ball into the back of the net for his and the Millers second. And the twenty-nine year old should have had his hat-trick when he found himself one-on-one with Roche but somehow managed to drag his shot wide. Ainsworth and Nardiello had further shots saved by Roche while the only real chance Morecambe had to equalise came from Izak Reid, on for Chris McCready, but the referee blew for a foul on Dale Tonge. In time added on Frecklington, Ainsworth and Arnason had shots but Roche was equal to them.

A good three points this evening and yes, we may have been a tad lucky but, as I always say, you make your own luck in football.

Star Player

Kari Arnason, Daniel Nardiello (for his goals) and Bob Harris had good games for me this evening but I think my Man of the Match was LIONEL AINSWORTH


Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Tuesday October 23 2012
Time: 11:06PM

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