Date: 29th May 2018 at 9:07am
Written by:
Shrewsbury Town
1 – 2
Rotherham United

Wembley

League One Play-Off Final

27/05/2018 8:51 am

Attendance: 26218

Referee: Rob Jones

Shrewsbury Town Rotherham United
Rodman (58) Wood (32, 103)
Henderson Rodak
Bolton (Riley 73)
 
Emmanuel
Beckles Mattock
Nsiala Ajayi
Sadler
 
Wood
B Morris (Payne 56) Vaulks
Whalley
 
Taylor (Williams 75)
Godfrey Towell
Rodman Newell (Forde 110)
C Morris (John-Lewis 66) Ball (Lavery 71)
Nolan Smith

Substitutes

MacGillivray Price
Brown Cummings
Lowe Purrington
Riley Forde
Jones Palmer
John-Lewis Williams
Payne Lavery

Game Statistics

7 Goal attempts 21
2 On Target 7
3 Corners 11
19 Fouls 15
3 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
52 % 48

Rotherham United are back in the Championship after the two-one win over Shrewsbury Town at Wembley on Sunday.

Richard Wood had his magic hat on during and after the one hundred and twenty minutes of the game. His two goals were both excellent, the header down actually, in my eyes, a perfect headed goal from a defender, his second wasn’t too bad either!

But, with the temperatures rising to thirty degrees everyone on that pitch played their part, from both sets of players to the officials.

The penalty miss might have led to David Ball and his colleagues dropping their heads but it didn’t. They put it behind them and got on with the game, credit, especially to Ball for that.

Extra time was the teller, I think. It wasn’t getting any cooler (I’m not sure how the Shrews fans were able to stay in the sunshine all that time, good on ’em) and it was then that the fitness of the teams, in my eyes, showed. Not one Miller went down with cramp, which shows where the fitness was. Wood, Ryan Williams and Will Vaulks all had taken bumps and knocks and all carried on.

I don’t think anyone would say the better team, on the day, didn’t win. Although the Shrews had more possession the Millers won more in the air, intercepted more and had more corners.

So, how will we do next season? Really we can’t judge yet so we will just have to wait and see.

 

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