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O'Grady Goal Takes Points

Chester
0 - 1
Rotherham

Deva Stadium

26 January 3pm

Attendance: 2,536

Referee:

A goal in the seventh minute by striker Chris O'Grady was enough to give the Millers all three points at the Deva Stadium and sees them move within four points of leaders, MK Dons.

The Millers started lively and were rewarded with the goal which came from a throw in from Dale Tonge that found Chris O'Grady and whose left footed shot whizzed past 'keeper John Danby. This seemed to wake the home side up and ex Miller Richie Partridge and Kevin Ellison put some good balls into the area but City's forwards made little headway against the solid Millers defence, although Andy Warrington made a good save from a Paul Linwood shot. At the other end, a dangerous looking shot from Danny Harrison was blocked well by Paul Butler.

The second half started scrappily and the first attempt at goal was by the home side when Chris Holroyd forced Warrington into a good save. Chris O'Grady should have scored a second goal on the hour mark when Pablo Mills put in a good cross which O'Grady, in front of the away supporters, failed to connect with, with the goal at his mercy. Ten minutes from time, Jamie Yates, on for Derek Holmes, lost his marker but saw his shot saved by Danby while James Vaughan almost scored an own goal when a Mark Hudson shot was well saved by Danby but Vaughan accidently touched the ball onto Chesters left post. In the last minute of the game Pablo Mills could have made it two for the Millers and Laurence Wilson could have got a point for the home side but his shot went just past the left post.

It wasn't really an entertaining game today and was a bit of a stop/start affair with referee Bates blowing up for infringement after infringement, which got the players frustrated and led to bookings for both teams. City boss, Bobby Williamson, said he was disappointed with the result after the game. Mark Robins will be pleased to have got the three points and will already be looking forward to the game at Peterborough on Tuesday with hopes that Derek Holmes, who limped off, will be fit to play.

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Date:Saturday January 26 2008
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