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Le Fondre inspires Millers to win

24 Nov 2009 22:38:15

Le Fondre inspires Millers to win

The prolific striker struck in the closing stages of each half to secure three points for Ronnie Moore's men, although he fluffed a great chance to claim his hat-trick when he placed an 88th-minute penalty wide. City were happy to pull six or seven men back whenever danger threatened, but Rotherham gave a hint of what was to come when Kevin Ellison's 32nd-minute shot was brilliantly saved by Rob Burch. And Burch was helpless five minutes later when Le Fondre latched on to a long punt out of defence and beat the keeper with a powerful shot for his 13th goal of the season. Le Fondre was denied a second goal when Burch made another stunning save in the 44th minute. The visitors were largely restricted to long-range efforts and fell further behind with eight minutes remaining when Le Fondre converted Tom Pope's cross with a wonderful overhead kick. The Millers striker was upended in the area by Janos Kovacs soon after, but failed to convert the resulting spot-kick.


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