Date: 11th September 2021 at 8:16pm
Written by:
Rotherham United
2 – 4
Fleetwood Town

New York Stadium

League One

11/09/2021 3:00 pm

Attendance: 8462

Referee: Craig Hicks

Rotherham United Fleetwood Town
Smith (38), Sadlier (45+4 pen) Morton (24), Gardner (54), Andrew (61), Camps (69)
Johansson Cairns
Wood (Edmonds-Green 66) D Johnson (Clark 20)
Ihiekwe Clarke
Harding Hill
 
Ogbene Callum Johnson
Sadlier Andrew
Rathbone (Barlaser 66) Biggins
Lindsay (Grigg 73) Camps
Wiles Rossiter
 
Smith Morton (Edmondson 84)
Ladapo G Garner

Substitutes

Vickers Crellin
Edmonds-Green Clark (Lane 71)
 
Mattock Carl Johnson
Odoffin Matete
Barlaser Edmondson
Grigg J Garner
Kayode Lane

Game Statistics

19 Goal attempts 9
5 On Target 5
6 Corners 2
9 Fouls 15
0 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
58 % 42

Rotherham United got their second home league defeat of the season today when Fleetwood Town took all three points at the New York Stadium.

But what do the stats from the game tell us?

Possession wise the Millers had fifty-eight per cent to Fleetwood’s forty-two and the percentage was exactly the same in the duels, though the visitors got fifty-one per cent in aerial duels. Rotherham had six corners to Town’s two and our passing accuracy in our opponents half came out at fifty-three per cent with Fleetwood getting forty-six per cent.

The Millers had nineteen shots at goal, five of which were on target and two went in while our visitors had nine shots with five on target – four of those were goals and the other was the shot that came back off our ‘keeper and was put in on the rebound. Shots inside the box for the hosts were thirteen.

Defence wise our tackle rate success was eighty-three percent to the Cod Army’s seventy-five per cent and we had fourteen clearances to their forty-one. Fifteen fouls were conceded by Town, nine by the Millers and there were three yellow cards shown all the the visitors.

After Tuesday’s emphatic victory over Doncaster Rovers the result today was disappointing. We definitely looked out of sorts and Fleetwood’s centre-forward, Moran, ran the show. I thought their equaliser had a hint of offside about it, though I’ve not seen it back while some decisions by referee Craig Hicks left a lot to be desired – it was the first time he’d been in charge of a Rotherham game, let’s hope it’s a long time before we see him again.

 

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