Date: 21st September 2019 at 7:07pm
Written by:
Rotherham United
0 – 0
Shrewsbury Town

New York Stadium

League One

21/09/2019 3:00 pm

Attendance: 8380

Referee: Carl Boyeson

Rotherham United Shrewsbury Town
Iversen O'Leary
Mattock Ebanks-Landell
Ihiekwe Williams
Robertson Love
Lindsay Giles
Wiles Norburn
Crooks Laurent (Edwards 85)
Morris Goss
Ladapo (Smith 67) Whalley (Walker 90)
Hastie (MacDonald 82) Lang (Cummings 74)


Price Agius
Southern-Cooper Golbourne
Wood Edwards
Barlaser Vincelot
Lamy Walker
MacDonald Cummings
Smith Udoh

Game Statistics

14 Goal attempts 6
4 On Target 2
6 Corners 5
17 Fouls 19
1 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
62 % 38

Rotherham United played out a goalless draw with Shrewsbury Town at the New York Stadium this afternoon – but should we have got more than a point?

Well the stats suggest that we had the majority of the possession – sixty-two per cent to the visitors thirty-eight. They also tell us that we had sixteen shots at goal, four of which were on target to Shrewsbury’s six shots of which two were on goal. I actually think both ‘keepers had little to do with O’Leary in the visitors net making a couple of good saves and Iversen bringing off one good save.

We, apparently, had three hundred and ninety-nine passes this afternoon which led to a seventy-two per cent score in passing accuracy – and sixty-three per cent passing accuracy in our opponents half. It all seemed a bit long ball to me, which appeared to be the only way we could get passed the Shrews defence.

We had six corners to the Shrews five – but, today, I don’t think our corners were executed correctly – there didn’t seem to be anyone who could get a head to it (and I’d love to have seen someone on the back post – but I know that’s probably a bit old fashioned these days).

It wasn’t the best of games – Shrewsbury were too negative, the Millers didn’t know how to break them down. But, on the up side, we kept a clean sheet and although I think most of us thought we were in line for another three points at home a point is better than nothing.


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