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Wycombe Wanderers
2 - 2
Rotherham United

Adams Park

12 March 2013 7.45pm

Attendance: 2,581 (178 Millers)

Referee:

Rotherham United came from being one behind at half-time to taking the lead two-one only to end up with just one point when a home side substitute scored in the last ten minutes of the game at Adams Park last night.

It was a slow start for the Millers and Wycombe had two chances in the opening minutes when Claude Davis cleared a Joel Grant ball followed by skipper Johnny Mullins getting in the way of a shot from former Millers` loanee Sam Wood. Unfortunately on seven minutes Dale Tonge found himself on the wrong side of Dean Morgan and the winger played the ball in the box to Grant and with the Millers defence busy appealing for offside the tall striker simply tapped the ball into the net. The home side pressed for another goal and again Davis and Mullins were there to clear with Liam Ridehalgh clearing from a dangerous corner from Wood. After these early frights the Millers started to get on the front foot and when Jordan Archer in the Blues` net made a poor clearance which hit the lurking Alex Revell he did well to recover and save the ball. On twenty minutes Lee Frecklington shot towards goal but Dave Winfield was there to clear and a few minutes later Frecklington passed the ball David Noble who saw his twenty-five yard shot well saved by Archer. Frecklington was getting more and more of the ball and another good cross to Daniel Nardiello saw the Millers top scorer put a header just wide. Michael O`Connor then had an effort but his shot went well over the bar (and actually over the stand) and at the other end Winfield headed just wide of Andy Warrington`s net.

After a delayed start to the second half due to a referee change (though this one was no better than the original) it was the Millers who came out all guns blazing. With just five minutes of the half gone Ridehalgh found Nardiello on the back post and he out jumped Wood to place his header into the far corner of the net for the equaliser. A few minutes later the referee stopped play with the Millers in a good position when two players went down with head injuries. He then started the game with a drop ball which Sam Wood launched into the Millers half for Andy Warrington to clear but in stepped Dean Morgan who must have wondered why he was on his own in the half and he shot towards goal. Luckily for the Millers Warrington made a brilliant save before turning on the striker and telling him what he thought of his antics. Within minutes of the incidents the Millers took the lead. A quick free-kick found Ben Pringle and his low cross found Nardiello who at full stretch he put the ball in the back of the net from twelve yards out. At the other end Morgan should have equalised but under pressure from Davis he fired way over the bar from about six yards out. But they did equalise on eighty-minutes when a Wood corner found Gary Doherty, on for Winfield, and the centre-back headed home. The Millers came close to getting a third goal towards the end of the game when a Pringle free-kick found Kayode Odejayi, on for Revell, but the tall Nigerian`s header was put to safety by the feet of Archer.

Another game where we had most possession and came away with just one point. Usually very dominant at the start of away games we came out looking nervy and according to the pressmen at the game Steve Evans was less than impressed at half-time! A point gained yes - but I really think it was two points dropped on the night.

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Ben Pringle put some good balls into the box last night and I thought Liam Ridehalgh had a good game too. But for his no nonsense attitude at the back I'm giving the Man of the Match to CLAUDE DAVIS


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Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Wednesday March 13 2013
Time: 10:35AM

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