Date: 16th April 2015 at 10:47pm
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Scunthorpe Reserves 2 Rotherham Reserves 1

After taking the lead this afternoon at Glanford Park a young Rotherham United Reserve side lost by two goals to one to Scunthorpe.

Iron were quickest out of the blocks this afternoon when Leeds trialists Zac Thompson saw his curling effort tipped onto the post by Millers` ‘keeper Scott Loach and with the rebound falling to captain Levi Sutton the midfielder couldn`t cash in on it before it was cleared by the Millers defence. Ten minutes later Jerry Yates a chance at the other end but he dragged his shot wide before Ryan Brobbel and Rose saw chances for the hosts go begging. Sam Slocombe in the Scunthorpe goal did well to get his hands to a shot from Yates but five minutes before half-time the Millers striker took advantage of an Iron defence mix-up to hit the ball into an empty net to give the visitors the lead at half-time.

Minutes into the second half saw Jonathon Margetts have the first shot at goal which went straight to Loach and Loach was aware again a few minutes later after Margetts got a lovely ball through to Brobbel only to see his effort go straight at the Millers ‘keeper before Margetts found himself in front of goal again only to find Loach at his best and save again. But, after all the pressure, the hosts finally equalised when a lovely curling shot from twenty yards out from Margetts found the top corner of the goal. Shortly afterwards Margetts made it two after some good work from Sutton left the Millers defence behind and finding Margetts the Hull City trialists lifted the ball over an onrushing Loach to put the ball in the net. Margetts could have had his hat-trick but he managed to put a shot wide before Brobbel found himself one-on-one with Loach with the Millers ‘keeper managing to knock the ball to safety as he sprawled on the floor. Rotherham had a good chance to equalise when Darnelle Bailey-King got himself behind the Iron defence only to find Slocombe in good form making a brilliant save.

Teams
Scunthorpe
Slocombe
Tancock
Mosanya
Thompson
Sendles-White
Morris
Brobbel
Rose
Margetts
Barrow
Sutton


Rotherham
Loach
Lucas
Smalley
Fenton
Hallett
Rowe (Bailey)
Gibson (Norfolk)
Warren
Johnson
Yates
Bailey-King

 
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