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  • Date:06 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Don Valley Stadium
  • Attendance:2,447
  • Grabban (61)
  • Davis - pen (15)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:43 +1.43

Lewis Grabban delivers the ball, Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Danny Harrison goes wide of the left-hand post.

91:14 +1.14

The ball is crossed by Mark Bradley, Adam Dugdale makes a clearance.

89:38

Danny Shelley takes a shot. Rhys Taylor makes a save.

88:10

Byron Moore sends in a cross, clearance made by Michael Raynes.

87:15

Shaun Harrad is brought on as a substitute for Danny Schofield.

82:27

The referee blows for offside against Ajay Leitch-Smith. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

81:16

Ben Pringle challenges Ashley Westwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Pringle is cautioned. Adam Dugdale takes the free kick.

79:24

Short corner worked by Danny Schofield. Effort on goal by Lewis Grabban from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

76:20

Mark Bradley sends in a cross, clearance by David Artell.

74:55

The ball is delivered by Mark Bradley. Ajay Leitch-Smith joins the action as a substitute, replacing Greg Pearson.

71:08

Sam Wood concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Martin. Sam Wood receives a yellow card. Shaun Miller goes off and Danny Shelley comes on. Carl Martin takes the direct free kick.

69:12

Danny Schofield crosses the ball, Adam Dugdale manages to make a clearance. Short corner worked by Ben Pringle.

68:44

The assistant referee flags for offside against Shaun Miller. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

68:27

Ben Pringle crosses the ball, save by Steve Phillips.

67:09

Centre by Lewis Grabban.

60:54

The ball is delivered by Ben Pringle, Lewis Grabban gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Rotherham 1-1 Crewe.Assist on the goal came from Ben Pringle.

57:40

Michael Raynes challenges Adam Dugdale unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.

57:04

The ball is crossed by Danny Schofield, clearance by Adam Dugdale. Corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle, clearance by Matt Tootle.

56:04

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

55:31

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Schofield from the left by-line, David Artell manages to make a clearance.

55:23

A cross is delivered by Lewis Grabban, Matt Tootle gets a block in.

53:38

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Schofield. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

52:20

The ball is crossed by Ben Pringle, clearance made by Adam Dugdale.

52:03

Lewis Grabban delivers the ball, Shaun Miller makes a clearance.

51:22

Mark Bradley delivers the ball, clearance made by Adam Dugdale.

50:13

Luke Murphy fouled by Johnny Mullins, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Dugdale takes the direct free kick.

49:24

A cross is delivered by Byron Moore, Johnny Mullins makes a clearance.

48:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Bradley on Greg Pearson. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

48:08

Sam Wood crosses the ball, clearance made by David Artell.

47:14

Ashley Westwood fouled by Jason Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick. Effort by Luke Murphy from a long way out goes over the target.

45:41

The ball is sent over by Matt Tootle, Johnny Mullins manages to make a clearance.

44:41

The ball is sent over by Ben Pringle, clearance by Matt Tootle.

42:11

The ball is swung over by Carl Martin.

40:08

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle from the right by-line, Alex Revell concedes a free kick for a foul on David Artell. Direct free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

39:43

The ball is sent over by Mark Bradley, clearance made by Ashley Westwood.

39:16

Corner taken by Danny Schofield from the left by-line, clearance made by David Artell.

39:08

Sam Wood crosses the ball, David Artell gets a block in.

36:46

The ball is delivered by Lewis Grabban, clearance by David Artell. Handball by Greg Pearson. Johnny Mullins restarts play with the free kick.

34:54

Ben Pringle produces a cross, Lewis Grabban has a volleyed shot. David Artell gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Ben Pringle from the right by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Revell on Steve Phillips. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

34:01

Alex Revell takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

31:23

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Schofield, save by Steve Phillips. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle, save by Steve Phillips.

30:49

Byron Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Raynes. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

30:01

A cross is delivered by Danny Schofield, Danny Harrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Phillips. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

29:28

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Schofield from the left by-line, David Artell manages to make a clearance.

29:20

A cross is delivered by Alex Revell, clearance made by David Artell.

26:52

Sam Wood fouled by Matt Tootle, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Wood.

25:15

Alex Revell is caught offside. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

25:04

Mark Bradley produces a cross.

23:35

Unfair challenge on Danny Schofield by Harry Davis results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jason Taylor.

23:04

Ben Pringle crosses the ball.

18:15

Jason Taylor challenges Luke Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Dugdale restarts play with the free kick.

17:32

Effort on goal by Jason Taylor from long range goes over the bar.

17:12

Ben Pringle delivers the ball, David Artell manages to make a clearance.

13:59

Byron Moore fouled by Jason Taylor, the ref awards a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Harry Davis and scored. Rotherham 0-1 Crewe.

12:51

Centre by Lewis Grabban.

12:14

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Blocked by David Artell.

11:30

Sam Wood crosses the ball.

10:43

The official flags Shaun Miller offside. Indirect free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

7:22

Lewis Grabban produces a cross, Danny Schofield takes a shot. Blocked by David Artell. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle from the right by-line, save by Steve Phillips.

2:43

A cross is delivered by Danny Schofield, Effort on goal by Danny Harrison from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

0:27

The ball is sent over by Lewis Grabban.

Match Preview

Grabban back for Millers Rotherham striker Lewis Grabban is expected to return to the starting line-up against Crewe. The Millers' 15-goal leading scorer missed out on Saturday after his partner gave birth to a baby girl, but he returned to training on Monday. Midfielder Danny Harrison is doubtful after being withdrawn at Barnet on Saturday while suffering from the after-effects of his involvement in a car accident on Friday. Harrison also returned to training on Monday, but will be monitored by manager Andy Scott. Centre-half Richard Naylor remains sidelined due to the knee injury that kept him out at the weekend, so Michael Raynes will resume at the heart of defence. Goalkeeper Rhys Taylor is expected to continue after returning to the side in place of Andy Warrington on Saturday, while midfielder Danny Schofield is pushing for a recall to the starting line-up. Crewe goalkeeper Steve Phillips faces a late fitness test. Phillips is nursing a bruised foot, leaving former Ayr and Barrow keeper Alan Martin on standby for his Alex debut. Boss Steve Davis will definitely be without Nick Powell as the highly-rated attacking midfielder is on international duty for England's Under-18 meeting with Poland. Elsewhere, Davis is set to be boosted by the return of midfielder Lee Bell (illness) and striker Ajay Leitch-Smith (ankle) for the Millers clash. On-loan Wycombe defender James Tunnicliffe remains on the sidelines with a shoulder injury and, although he may return for Saturday's game with Gillingham, news that the 23-year-old requires surgery on the problem is likely to rule out an extension to his stay at Gresty Road beyond the weekend. "It's a risk taking James on for another month when his shoulder could go again," Davis told The Sentinel. "He needs to look after himself and he needs to do the right thing for his career. We don't know if the shoulder is going to be right until it's operated on."

Formation:442Manager: Andy Scott

Rotherham

Formation: 343Manager: Steve Davis

Crewe

  • Rhys Taylor
  • Mark Bradley
  • Michael Raynes
  • Johnny Mullins
  • Sam Wood
  • Danny Schofield
  • Danny Harrison
  • Jason Taylor
  • Ben Pringle
  • Alex Revell
  • Lewis Grabban
  • SUBS
  • Andy Warrington
  • Dale Tonge
  • Shaun Harrad
  • Paul Warne
  • Kieron Cadogan

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Match Report

Point no good for Millers or Alex Rotherham and Crewe's fading npower League Two play-off hopes suffered another setback as a 1-1 draw was not enough for either team. Harry Davis' 16th-minute penalty put Crewe in the driving seat but Lewis Grabban ensured the spoils were shared. A terrible clearance by goalkeeper Rhys Taylor went straight to Byron Moore and as he raced into the penalty area he was hacked down from behind by Jason Taylor and Davis made no mistake from the spot. Rotherham could have had an equaliser after 24 minutes when Alex Revell was only just wide with a header from Ben Pringle's cross and they should have levelled after 32 minutes. An attempted clearance in a goalmouth scramble cannoned straight to leading marksman Grabban, but Steve Phillips was off his line in a flash to block the shot. Phillips was beaten minutes later by Danny Harrison's header from a left-wing corner, but Ashley Westwood cleared off the line. Rotherham finally got the equaliser after 63 minutes. Pringle's high floating cross was allowed to bounce inside the six-yard box and Grabban nipped in to poke home his 16th of the season. Revell headed over from six yards out and then penalty appeals were waved aside when Pringle was brought down and Crewe held on for their fourth draw in a row.

Form Guide

    WWDDLD
  • Rotherham
  • VS
  • Crewe
  • WLWDDD

Last Meetings

  • Crewe
  • 1 - 2
  • Rotherham
  • 16/08/2011
  • Rotherham
  • 3 - 1
  • Crewe
  • 05/02/2011
  • Crewe
  • 0 - 1
  • Rotherham
  • 20/11/2010
  • Rotherham
  • 0 - 0
  • Crewe
  • 01/05/2010
  • Crewe
  • 2 - 3
  • Rotherham
  • 03/10/2009
  • Crewe
  • 0 - 1
  • Rotherham
  • 28/12/1991

Top Scorers

Rotherham

  • L Grabban 9
  • A Revell 8
  • G Evans 6
  • D Harrison 2
  • S Harrad 2
  • J Mullins 2
  • R Cresswell 2
  • B Pringle 2
  • D Schofield 1
  • J Taylor 1
  • S Wood 1

Crewe

  • N Powell 8
  • B Moore 7
  • S Miller 5
  • L Murphy 5
  • A Leitch-Smith 5
  • A Dugdale 3
  • G Pearson 3
  • M Clayton 2
  • D Artell 1
  • A Westwood 1
  • D Shelley 1
  • W Fletcher 1
  • H Davis 1

Goals

Rotherham

    • Total goals 94
    • Goals per game 49
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Crewe

    • Total goals 92
    • Goals per game 47
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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