UK time is: 22:42:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Doncaster Rovers 3 - Rotherham United 2

Keepmoat Stadium

27 January 2007 3.00pm

Attendance: 12 126

Rovers v Millers

A spectacular goal from Martin Woods couldn`t stop Rotherham United from losing on their first trip to The Keepmoat Stadium.

The Millers started the game well although it was Rovers who had the first shot at goal with Paul Heffernan`s shot blocked by a group of Millers defenders. At the other end a Martin Woods cross found Delroy Facey who could only force a corner. But it was the visitors who were looking the better team and Richie Partridge put them ahead after ten minutes with a superb volley from 25 yards out.

Unfortunately, once again, the Millers could not hold onto a lead and within two minutes Heffernan headed in the first of his two goals of the afternoon to equalise for the home side. Both teams had more chances before half time with Partridge and new signing Chris O`Grady going close for the visitors and Jason Price twice going close for Rovers, the second bringing off a good save from Neil Cutler in the Rotherham goal.

The second half was only minutes old when Graeme Lee headed Doncaster into the lead from a Brian Stocks corner to quieten the large following of Millers fans and Heffernan fired home his second on the hour mark.

The Millers got back into the game and Facey, spotting goalkeeper, Ben Smith, off his line, lofted a shot into the air from 30 yards out only to see Smith back peddling and tip it over the bar. Then on the 71st minute, Woods scored his spectacular left-footed thunderbolt of a goal into the top corner of the net to give the Millers a lifeline but it took some fine saves from Cutler towards the end of the match to prevent the home team from adding to their tally.

This leaves the Millers second bottom in the League and with only twenty four points to take to their next game away at Brighton and Hove Albion.


Star Player

Martin Woods




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 27 2007

Time: 8:14PM

Your Comments

defence again let us down
Mexbro miller
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. herringthorpe 872
2. rybel_b 855
3. sixpence 280
4. mos60 60
5. Millie Miller 25
6. nearlyataff 19
7. axholme 18
8. miller4life 17
9. mvmiller 15
10. nogginthenog 9

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Bolton 21 7 4 10 -5 25
17. Reading 22 7 4 11 -11 25
18. Leeds Utd 22 6 6 10 -7 24
19. Rotherham 22 5 9 8 -9 24
20. Huddersfield 22 6 6 10 -12 24
21. Millwall 22 5 8 9 -9 23
22. Brighton 22 3 10 9 -8 19

Breaking League News

Pudil & Abdi Praise the Fans
Watford : 22/12/2014 22:25:00
Jokanovic - We Played Like A Team
Watford : 22/12/2014 22:16:00
Holloway On Penalty & January Plans
Millwall : 22/12/2014 22:03:00
Holloway Remains Positive
Millwall : 22/12/2014 21:56:00
Watt About Our New Striker?
Charlton : 22/12/2014 21:49:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will you be going to the FA Cup game against Bournemouth?
Suggested By:  
Yes 44%
No 45%
Not Decided 11%