New York Stadium
14/09/2019 3:00 pm
Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge
|Rotherham United||Bolton Wanderers|
|Wiles (14), Ladapo (28,53), Morris (40,55), Hastie (65)||Verlinden (4)|
|Lindsay (Barlaser 75)||Bridcutt|
|Crooks||Murphy (Darcy 62)|
|Morris (Smith 67)||Weir (Lowe 39)|
|Hastie (MacDonald 67)||Crawford|
Rotherham United beat Bolton Wanderers six-one at home yesterday – a score which will have the Millers fans gloating for some time to come which other fans may have to forgive us for as it doesn’t happen very often. In fact, it was the Millers first home win of the season – but what a win!
The stats are often somewhat mystifying to me but this weeks even more so.
The Millers, they say, had fifty-one per cent of the possession – surely, surely, we had quite a bit more than that? Unless some of the oppositions possession includes getting the ball out of the net?! (sorry, Bolton fans).
The stats tell us we were better in the air while Bolton had five corners to our four (one of which they scored from). Our passing accuracy in the opponents half saw us score sixty-five per cent and overall passing accuracy being seventy-six per cent – which, are probably, about right.
Rotherham had twenty-four shots at goal yesterday afternoon of which nine were on target and six in the net. Bolton’s attempts are at six with two on target.
Now this is one that interests me this weekend – the stats say that the Millers conceded sixteen fouls to Botlton’s seven. What I don’t know is how this is worked out as Referee Seb Stockdale blew for every foul on a Bolton player giving them a free-kick yet when there was a foul committed against a Rotherham player more often than not he ‘played on’. Yes, I know sometimes ‘playing on’ is for the best but quite a lot of the time yesterday when we’d ‘played on’ we lost the ball or the player eventually lost momentum and tumbled down and I fail to see where there is any advantage in that.
But, as we know, it’s goals that count and the Millers scored six – did I say that already – and got their first three home points of the season.