Date: 11th August 2019 at 2:05pm
Written by:
Rotherham United
0 – 2
Lincoln City

New York Stadium

League One

10/08/2019 3:00 pm

Attendance: 10706

Referee: L Swabey

Rotherham United Lincoln City
MacDonald (og - 42), Anderson (48)
Iversen Vicars
Olosunde Eardley
Mattock Toffolo
 
Ihiekwe Bolger
Robertson Bostwick
MacDonald
 
Morrell
 
Crooks
 
Anderson
Barlaser (Wiles 57) O'Connor (Chapman 90+1)
Smith (Morris 57) Payne
Vassell (Proctor 65)
 
Grant (Andrade 71)
Ladapo
 
Walker (Akinde 77)

Substitutes

Price Smith
Southern-Cooper Lewis
Wood Bradley
Lindsay Chapman
Wiles Adebayo-Smith
Morris Akinde
Proctor Andrade

Game Statistics

17 Goal attempts 3
3 On Target 3
11 Corners 9
15 Fouls 13
4 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
57 % 43

Rotherham United’s first home league game of the season ended in a two-nil defeat to newly promoted Lincoln City.

But what do the stats tell us?

They tell us that around eight thousand people came away from the New York Stadium with heads bowed and mumbling and groaning to themselves.

But they also say that the Millers had most of the possession yesterday – which, I suppose, being at home is to be expected. They also say that of duels in the air Rotherham won sixty-six per cent to the Imps’ thirty-three – is that because we put more balls in the air? (Pretty incredible if that’s right on a day where the wind would have given Lanzarote a run for it’s money). Or were our players more able in the air than those of Lincoln?

Our passing skills show that our accuracy was over sixty per cent which, again for such a windy day, can’t have been bad and of thirty-one crosses forty-two per cent found their man.

Attacking, obviously, Lincoln scored twice – from just three shots on target. The Millers failed to score from their seventeen shots at goal of which, like the Imps, three were on target which leads to the shooting accuracy stats showing Lincoln’s at one hundred per cent while Rotherham only got to eighteen per cent.

On the report card this must be one that says ‘must do better’ but we can’t forget the poor weather condition’s part in this game – can we?

 

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