New York Stadium
16/11/2019 3:00 pm
Referee: D Handley
|Rotherham United||Accrington Stanley|
|Jones||Maguire (Carvalho 89)|
|Crooks (Lindsay 77)||Finley|
|Ogbene||Barclay (Bishop 77)|
|Morris (Thompson 88)||Pritchard (McConville 45)|
|Smith (Ladapo 76)||Charles|
Rotherham United’s win over Accrington Stanley might not have been the best spectacle we’ve ever seen but it still ends up with the Millers taking their first three home points since the beginning of last month.
It also sees the Millers in the top six – now we’ve just got to stay there.
The stats show us that yesterday’s game was a pretty even game between the sides – both having fifty per cent possession, both having seven corners – with the hosts having better success in both the duels on the ground and in the air.
Our passing accuracy in our opponents half came out at fifty-three per cent to Stanley’s forty-five per cent, although our crossing accuracy was three per cent lower than Accrington’s at just thirty-two per cent (and I have to say some of our crossing wasn’t the best).
Both sides had fourteen shots at goal with Rotherham having four on target to the visitors one and ten of our shots were inside the box.
The stats say that we conceded sixteen fouls to Accrington’s thirteen while both sides got three yellow cards (though didn’t Rotherham get four?) and the Millers one red.
I imagine like most Millers yesterday, I was begging the referee to blow his whistle. My heart sank every time Accrington went forward in those last ten minutes or so. I couldn’t have been more pleased when that whistle went and we had three points safely in the bag.