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
Jones
 
Beckles
 
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)

Substitutes

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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