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Holmes At The Double

Millers
3 - 1
Posh

Millmoor

19 August 2pm

Attendance: 4, 291

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Rotherham United went into third place this afternoon after a convincing three-one win at home to promotion favourites Peterborough United.

The home side got off to a perfect start after only eight minutes when Derek Holmes raced onto a long ball, which was misjudged by Craig Morgan, and cooly slotted it past 'keeper, Shwan Jalal. Peter Holmes should have made it two a few minutes later when he got on the end of a bad clearance by Jalal but was judged to be off side. Aaron McLean went close for the visitors and Andy Todd and Marcus Bean saw efforts go just past for the home team. But it was the Millers who had the majority of possession and were rewarded with a second goal when Chris O'Grady skipped past Shane Blackett and pushed the ball under Jalal. Derek Holmes scored his second and the Millers third when he met a cross from Peter Holmes and saw his firm header hit the back of the net. Josh Low had a chance for Posh just before half time but hit his shot high over the bar and had the ball in the back of the net in injury time only for it to be ruled off side.

It was just into the second half when Derek Holmes found Peterborough's defence dallying but saw his shot flash inches past the post. Both teams had chances and both goalkeepers were brought into action with Andy Warrington tipping over from Dean Keates and Jalal denying Bean from a long range effort. The Millers had a penalty appeal turned down when Chris Westwood was holding Chris O'Grady before the striker ended on the floor. With ten minutes to go, O'Grady fired wide after shrugging off Westwood. Posh did get a consolation goal on eighty-eight minutes when McLean headed past Warrington from a Keates corner.

On the final whistle, the Millers fans cheered and applauded the team, acclaiming the fight their team had put up today and the well deserved three points.







Star Player

Very difficult today - there were many contenders from Warrington, both Holmes', O'Grady, Joseph, Bean - but, after asking around the Tivoli it was decided to give it to IAN SHARPS


Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Sunday August 19 2007
Time: 5:04PM

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What an excellent game today by The Millers. I think we outplayed Peterborough in practically every position. We played some good football and should have been five up. Just must learn to take our chances and to keep a clean sheet.
herringthorpe
19/08/2007 17:33:00
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