Date: 12th August 2018 at 10:50am
Written by:
Rotherham United
1 – 0
Ipswich

New York Stadium

Championship

11/08/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 9460

Referee: David Webb

Rotherham United Ipswich
Smith (90)
Rodak Bialkowski
Vyner Donacien
Mattock Knudsen
Ajayi Nsiala
Wood Chambers
Vaulks
 
Chalobah
Palmer
 
Ward (Edun 77)
Taylor (Forde 67) Skuse
Newell (Williams 62) Nolan
Smith Edwards (Roberts 82)
Vassell (Jones 90+3) Harrison (Jackson 67)

Substitutes

Price Gerken
Jones Edun
Raggett Kenlock
Forde Spence
Wiles Roberts
Williams Jackson
Ball Sears

Game Statistics

10 Goal attempts 16
4 On Target 3
0 Corners 12
8 Fouls 9
2 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
37 % 63

It was a day for celebrating ‘our own’ at the New York yesterday with a minutes applause for both former Chairman Syd Wood and Life Long President Barry Chuckle – and how great was it on the seventy-third minute (Barry’s age) when both sets of fans had a minutes ‘from me to you’ for the former comedian.

Rotherham United welcomed Ipswich Town and former Miller Paul Hurst back to the town and, looking at the stats (and even me a die hard Millers has to admit) Town were the better team.

But, of course, they might well have had more chances on goal, more possession than the Millers did but it’s what you do with those chances and possession that matter and Rotherham took the one that mattered to give them all three points.

What I like about Paul Warne’s lads are the fact that they never seem to know when to give in. Even at five-nil down last week, they made a chance in the last minute to stick one away and it was the same against Ipswich.

Both ‘keepers made some good saves, though I don’t recall Rotherham troubling Bialkowski until the second half. Both defences obviously did their job until the final minute although how much room did we give Danish International Jonas Knudsen all afternoon. I think it’s quite obvious that Trevor Chalobah is going to do well.

But, the Millers had players who played football too yesterday – Semi Ajayi didn’t do bad at either end of the pitch and we’ve already mentioned Rodak. In the short time Kyle Vassell has been with the club I think he’s going to become a crowd favourite. He ‘tries’ for the cause and that’s all you can ask.

So, three points in the bag, thirteenth in The Championship – looking a lot better than this time last week isn’t it?

 

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