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  • Date:21 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Don Valley Stadium
  • Le Fondre (16)
    Harrison (40) Le Fondre (47)
    Le Fondre (49) Cresswell (54) Le Fondre (65)
  • Goulding (3) Thomas (27) Jeffers (35)
    Lowe (89)
Goal!

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93:34 +3.34

Brian Smikle fouled by Jason Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Andrew.

92:18 +2.18

John Melligan takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

91:08 +1.08

The referee blows for offside. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.

89:00

Corner taken by Danny Andrew from the right by-line.

89:00

Danny Andrew delivers the ball in from the corner, Keith Lowe finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Rotherham 6-4 Cheltenham.Assist on the goal came from Danny Andrew.

88:24

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Law.

86:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Marshall on Steve Elliott. Direct free kick taken by Steve Elliott.

83:07

Dean Holden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Smikle. Free kick taken by Danny Andrew.

82:26

Marcus Marshall challenges Steve Elliott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

81:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Le Fondre. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

81:10

Shot from just outside the box by Frankie Artus misses to the right of the target.

79:16

Unfair challenge on Shaun Jeffers by Danny Harrison results in a free kick. John Melligan restarts play with the free kick.

78:16

Joshua Low leaves the field to be replaced by John Melligan.

77:31

Robin Shroot replaces Wesley Thomas.

77:12

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Le Fondre. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick.

75:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Le Fondre by Danny Andrew. Andy Warrington restarts play with the free kick. (Rotherham) makes a substitution, with Paul Warne coming on for Kevin Ellison.

73:09

Jason Taylor challenges Frankie Artus unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Elliott.

71:32

Shaun Jeffers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Exodus Geohaghon. Andy Warrington takes the direct free kick. Marcus Marshall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Elliott.

70:35

David Bird fouled by Adam Le Fondre, the ref awards a free kick. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.

69:57

Danny Andrew crosses the ball, Headed effort from close range by Wesley Thomas goes wide left of the target.

69:38

Corner taken by Danny Andrew from the right by-line.

68:27

Foul by Ryan Cresswell on Wesley Thomas, Penalty awarded. Penalty taken by Wesley Thomas is saved by Andy Warrington. Rotherham 6-3 Cheltenham.

68:07

Shaun Jeffers produces a shot from just outside the penalty area that bounces off the post.

66:40

Corner from left by-line taken by Michael Pook.

65:25

Adam Le Fondre scores a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rotherham 6-3 Cheltenham.Nicky Law provided the assist for the goal.

64:36

Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.

63:15

Exodus Geohaghon concedes a free kick for a foul on Joshua Low. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

62:23

Keith Lowe concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Elliott. Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.

57:25

The ball is sent over by Danny Harrison, Tom Elliott takes a shot. Save made by Scott P Brown.

57:11

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Ellison from the right by-line.

57:02

The ball is delivered by Nicky Law.

56:46

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law from the right by-line.

56:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Andrew on Nicky Law. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Law.

56:09

The assistant referee flags for offside against Shaun Jeffers. Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.

55:55

Joshua Low takes a shot. Save by Andy Warrington.

55:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frankie Artus by Adam Le Fondre. Free kick taken by Frankie Artus.

53:45

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Law, Ryan Cresswell finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Rotherham 5-3 Cheltenham.Assist by Nicky Law.

49:40

Goal scored by Adam Le Fondre from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rotherham 4-3 Cheltenham.Tom Elliott provided the assist for the goal.

48:54

Unfair challenge on Kevin Ellison by Michael Pook results in a free kick. Tom Newey takes the free kick. The referee books Michael Pook for unsporting behaviour.

47:52

Adam Le Fondre finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rotherham 3-3 Cheltenham.

46:31 +1.31

The ball is swung over by Tom Newey, Tom Elliott has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

45:40

Foul by David Bird on Tom Elliott, Penalty awarded. Penalty taken by Adam Le Fondre saved by Scott P Brown. Rotherham 2-3 Cheltenham.

44:12

Frankie Artus has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

41:30

Corner taken by Nicky Law from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Shaun Jeffers.

40:09

Danny Harrison fires in a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Rotherham 2-3 Cheltenham.Assist on the goal came from Nicky Law.

39:57

A cross is delivered by Tom Newey, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.

38:04

Joshua Low challenges Tom Newey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Warrington takes the direct free kick.

37:34

Shaun Jeffers challenges Dean Holden unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Elliott takes the free kick.

36:37

Effort on goal by Adam Le Fondre from long distance goes over the crossbar.

35:27

Shaun Jeffers scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rotherham 1-3 Cheltenham.The assist for the goal came from Wesley Thomas.

35:01

Brian Smikle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Ellison. Andy Warrington restarts play with the free kick.

34:36

Danny Andrew produces a cross, clearance by Exodus Geohaghon.

33:29

Jeff Goulding goes off and Shaun Jeffers comes on.

30:11

Tom Elliott is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Danny Andrew. The referee books Tom Elliott for unsporting behaviour.

29:11

The assistant referee signals for offside against Wesley Thomas. Direct free kick taken by Andy Warrington.

28:27

Tom Elliott is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

27:07

Goal scored by Wesley Thomas from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rotherham 1-2 Cheltenham.Assist by Brian Smikle.

25:34

The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Le Fondre. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.

24:45

Effort from deep inside the area by Nicky Law clears the bar.

23:40

Steve Elliott concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Le Fondre. Ryan Cresswell takes the direct free kick.

23:28

David Bird delivers the ball, Exodus Geohaghon makes a clearance.

22:34

The assistant referee signals for offside against Wesley Thomas. Ryan Cresswell takes the direct free kick.

21:38

Tom Elliott is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.

18:49

Shot by Frankie Artus from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

17:57

Effort from deep inside the area by Joshua Low misses to the right of the target.

17:02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Le Fondre. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

16:00

Adam Le Fondre fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rotherham 1-1 Cheltenham.The assist for the goal came from Nicky Law.

13:07

Tom Newey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeff Goulding. Danny Andrew delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Ryan Cresswell.

11:23

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Nicky Law, clearance made by Danny Andrew.

10:59

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law from the right by-line, clearance made by David Bird.

10:49

The ball is crossed by Tom Newey, Danny Andrew makes a clearance.

10:09

Ryan Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley Thomas. Free kick taken by Steve Elliott.

9:40

David Bird is penalised for a handball. Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.

8:22

Centre by Kevin Ellison, Scott P Brown makes a save.

5:30

Kevin Ellison takes a corner.

3:15

Jeff Goulding grabs a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Rotherham 0-1 Cheltenham.Assist by Danny Andrew.

1:57

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Ellison from the right by-line, Dean Holden produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

0:14

Ryan Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeff Goulding. A cross is delivered by Danny Andrew, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Keith Lowe misses to the left of the goal.

The referee gets the game started.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The second half kicks off.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Elliott worry for Millers Rotherham are waiting on the fitness of on-loan striker Tom Elliott ahead of their home game against Cheltenham. The teenager is struggling with a knee injury but is hopeful of proving his fitness in time to feature. Summer signing Johnny Mullins, yet to appear following his switch from Stockport, has not fully recovered following a calf injury and the game is likely to come too soon for him. Centre-half Nick Fenton is still struggling with a similar problem and will definitely miss out. Strikers Ryan Taylor and Tom Pope and midfielder Dale Tonge, still waiting for their first appearances of the season, all remain sidelined with metatarsal injuries. The Millers drew both of their league games against Cheltenham last season. Cheltenham will be without Martin Riley for the trip after the defender was ruled out for three to four weeks with a minor hamstring tear. David Bird replaced Riley when he limped out of last weekend's 3-2 victory over Crewe and is expected to start in his place, although Andy Gallinagh is also in contention Theo Lewis was given the all-clear to resume training earlier this week following a mild bout of glandular fever but the game will probably come too soon for him. Boss Mark Yates expects to alter his tactical approach for the Don Valley Stadium clash as his side look to build on their impressive start to the season. "I don't think I'm going to go with a (midfield) diamond this weekend," Yates told Cheltenham's official website. "I might change my shape a little because they have some good wide players. I have one or two decisions to make. "We have to make sure we don't get carried away with a pleasing start and I'll be asking the players to maintain their standards."

Formation:442Manager: Ronnie Moore

Rotherham

Formation: 442Manager: Mark Yates

Cheltenham

  • Andy Warrington
  • Dean Holden
  • Ryan Cresswell
  • Exodus Geohaghon
  • Tom Newey
  • Nicky Law
  • Danny Harrison
  • Jason Taylor
  • Kevin Ellison
  • Adam Le Fondre
  • Tom Elliott
  • SUBS
  • Mark Bradley
  • Luke Ashworth
  • Paul Warne
  • Marcus Marshall
  • Grant Darley
  • Jamie Annerson
  • Jamie Green

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Match Report

Rotherham 6 Cheltenham 4 Adam Le Fondre pulled Rotherham out of the mire as they overturned a 3-1 deficit to beat Cheltenham 6-4 thanks to his stunning four-goal haul. Jeff Goulding got Cheltenham going after just four minutes before Le Fondre levelled with his first - a sweet hit from the edge of the box after a touch from Tom Elliott. Cheltenham then took over, with Wes Thomas (28) and Shaun Jeffers (36) netting as Rotherham's defence lost their shape and their way. But Danny Harrison got Rotherham back in it four minutes before the break and Le Fondre netted twice in the space of three second-half minutes - the second after his penalty had been saved. Ryan Cresswell (55) then gave United some breathing space and Le Fondre added another while there was still time for Thomas to miss a spot-kick and Keith Lowe to add a consolation.

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