Date: 5th August 2018 at 10:19am
Written by:
Brentford
5 – 1
Rotherham United

Griffin Park

Championship

4/08/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 10297

Referee: Oliver Langford

Brentford Rotherham United
Maupay (460), Canos (44), Watkins (48), MacLeod (89) Vaulks (90+2)
Bentley Rodak
Dalsgaard Vyner
Konsa Mattock
Mepham Vaulks
 
Barbet Wood
 
Macleod Ajayi
McEachran Palmer
Canos (Benrahmaat 68) Taylor
Sawyers Newell (Williams 71)
Watkins (Mokotjo 80) Smith (Wiles 67)
Maupay (Judge 68) Ball (Vassell 57)

Substitutes

Daniels Price
Jeanvier Jones
Clarke Raggett
Judge Robertson
Benrahmaat Wiles
Mokotjo Williams
Yennaris Vassell

Game Statistics

14 Goal attempts 9
10 On Target 5
13 Corners 3
15 Fouls 10
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
70 % 30

Obviously, nobody can say yesterday’s game was a close thing and in the first half the Millers looked a little like scared rabbits. The early goal didn’t help which was a tap in after a save from Marek Rodak. You’d like to think you’d learn from this but Brentford’s fourth goal was a carbon copy – you know lads, our ‘keeper needs some help in the area. We weren’t playing well so I’d have thought a sub or two at half-time might have been forthcoming but our first player off the bench, was just before the hour mark at three down, who was Kyle Vassell who probably was my man of the match. I’ve always said I’d like to see more of our Academy players getting a chance in a first team game so felt a little sorry for Ben Wiles to be making his debut away from home at four-nil down – let’s hope it doesn’t scar him for life! I felt yesterday our midfield was sadly lacking. But, as we’ve said before, it’s just the first game and there are forty-five more games to go. Yesterday we met a Brentford side on very good form and my report to the Millers is could and probably will, do better.

 

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