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  • Date:06 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Don Valley Stadium
  • Attendance:4,484
Goal!

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93:28 +3.28

Shot from outside the box by Alfie Potter goes wide right of the target.

92:25 +2.25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Newey on James Constable. Shot comes in from Peter Leven from the free kick, Adam Le Fondre gets a block in.

89:42

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Pringle from the left by-line, Michael Duberry makes a clearance.

89:20

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Ryan Clarke makes a save.

88:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Leven by Danny Harrison. Direct free kick taken by Peter Leven.

86:35

Jon-Paul Pittman challenges Jason Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Taylor takes the direct free kick.

83:39

Danny Schofield goes off and Ben Pringle comes on.

83:08

Gareth Evans takes a shot.

80:30

Foul by Jason Taylor on Peter Leven, free kick awarded. Peter Leven takes the free kick.

79:40

Michael Duberry fouled by Adam Le Fondre, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

79:09

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Schofield, Michael Duberry makes a clearance.

77:44

Peter Leven takes the inswinging corner, Conrad Logan makes a save.

75:15

Troy Brown challenges Andrew Whing unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Wright restarts play with the free kick.

74:32

Peter Leven on for Asa Hall.

71:47

Gareth Evans comes on in place of Chris Holroyd.

71:14

Lewis Grabban produces a cross.

70:36

Lewis Grabban challenges Michael Duberry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Damian Batt.

69:30

Unfair challenge on Danny Schofield by James Constable results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

67:55

(Oxford Utd) makes a substitution, with Jon-Paul Pittman coming on for Anthony Tonkin.

66:11

Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Schofield, James Constable manages to make a clearance.

65:34

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

64:26

James Constable gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Schofield. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.

63:35

Corner taken right-footed by James Constable, Tom Newey manages to make a clearance.

62:44

Danny Schofield is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Alfie Potter.

61:48

The ball is delivered by Liam Davis, Alfie Potter produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

61:08

Corner taken left-footed by Liam Davis from the left by-line, clearance made by Danny Harrison.

60:38

Corner taken by Liam Davis from the right by-line, Jason Taylor manages to make a clearance.

60:28

Damian Batt crosses the ball, clearance made by Tom Newey.

58:47

Unfair challenge on Alfie Potter by Jason Taylor results in a free kick. Liam Davis takes the free kick.

58:11

The ball is swung over by Tom Newey, Ryan Clarke makes a save.

56:02

Alfie Potter on for Josh Payne.

50:05

Andrew Whing concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Schofield. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Cresswell.

49:23

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Adam Le Fondre goes wide of the right-hand upright.

47:36

Lewis Grabban grabs a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Rotherham 1-0 Oxford Utd.

46:58

Unfair challenge on Jason Taylor by Asa Hall results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

45:59 +0.59

Danny Schofield takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke.

45:52

Liam Davis has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

41:35

Dale Tonge delivers the ball, Danny Schofield has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

39:42

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Schofield, Michael Duberry makes a clearance.

39:00

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Schofield from the right by-line, Jason Taylor takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.

35:11

Centre by Danny Schofield, clearance made by Jake Wright.

29:36

Asa Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Holroyd. Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick, Jason Taylor takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.

29:03

A cross is delivered by Josh Payne, clearance made by Ryan Cresswell.

26:23

Danny Harrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Asa Hall. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

25:05

Corner from the left by-line taken by Josh Payne, Liam Davis has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

23:03

Josh Payne challenges Danny Schofield unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Taylor.

21:04

Outswinging corner taken by Danny Schofield from the right by-line, clearance made by Josh Payne.

20:52

The ball is sent over by Adam Le Fondre.

19:25

Danny Schofield takes the inswinging corner, save by Ryan Clarke.

18:46

Asa Hall challenges Lewis Grabban unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Schofield takes the direct free kick.

17:49

The ball is crossed by Liam Davis, James Constable takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.

15:58

The ball is crossed by Damian Batt.

15:20

Jason Taylor sends in a cross.

13:33

The referee blows for offside against Adam Le Fondre. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

12:39

Centre by Tom Newey, save made by Ryan Clarke.

11:56

The offside flag is raised against James Constable. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.

10:40

Danny Schofield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damian Batt. Direct free kick taken by Damian Batt, Effort on goal by Michael Duberry from just inside the area clears the bar.

9:55

Inswinging corner taken by Josh Payne.

8:58

Damian Batt produces a cross, James Constable has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

5:28

Foul by Dale Tonge on Jake Wright, free kick awarded. Anthony Tonkin restarts play with the free kick.

4:20

Centre by Tom Newey, clearance made by Michael Duberry.

2:31

Jake Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Holroyd. Dale Tonge takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Scott waits on Le Fondre Rotherham manager Andy Scott will hope he can call on the services of striker Adam Le Fondre for the clash with Oxford. Le Fondre, who has scored 54 goals in two seasons at Don Valley, has been the subject of two rejected bids from Sheffield Wednesday this week and continues to interest Coventry. Whether he is still a Millers player come Saturday remains to be seen, but Scott has several striking options and could hand debuts to summer signings Lewis Grabban, Chris Holroyd and Gareth Evans. Fellow new arrivals Danny Schofield (toe) and Luke Foster (hamstring) hope to shake off knocks picked up in pre-season while Conrad Logan, Ben Pringle and Troy Brown should also feature. Defender Johnny Mullins (dislocated knee) and Jamie Annerson (knee infection) are the only absentees. Scott said: "I am happy with what we have got and what the lads have done in pre-season has been very pleasing." Oxford head into the new campaign with a host of new signings vying for a starting spot. The U`s have recruited impressively over the summer and, as a result, have been installed as one of the favourites for promotion. New signing Ryan Clarke should get the nod in goal while Andrew Whing and veteran defender Michael Duberry should be handed starts. Peter Leven, Liam Davis and Peter Capaldi will be hopeful of debuts while Deane Smalley and Jon-Paul Pittman will be competing with James Constable and Tom Craddock for a spot in a strong-looking attacking unit. Midfielder Paul McLaren is almost certainly out with a calf injury and Harry Worley is still troubled by a knee problem.

Formation:442Manager: Andy Scott

Rotherham

Formation: 442Manager: Chris Wilder

Oxford Utd

  • Conrad Logan
  • Dale Tonge
  • Ryan Cresswell
  • Troy Brown
  • Tom Newey
  • Danny Schofield
  • Jason Taylor
  • Danny Harrison
  • Lewis Grabban
  • Adam Le Fondre
  • Chris Holroyd
  • SUBS
  • Andy Warrington
  • Gareth Evans
  • Marcus Marshall
  • Michael Raynes
  • Ben Pringle

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Match Report

Lewis grabbing headlines after debut winner Lewis Grabban marked his debut with a sweet strike which earned Rotherham a 1-0 win over Oxford. Grabban, who followed manager Andy Scott north from Brentford this summer, struck home in the opening stages of the second half with the outside of his boot from 20 yards and Oxford had no answer, despite a late bout of pressure. Chris Wilder's side are among the favourites for promotion this season, though, and they lived up to their billing in the early exchanges with Asa Hall hitting the post from Damian Batt's free-kick and Michael Duberry criminally hitting the rebound over from close range. But they could not capitalise and Scott's side made the perfect start to the second period as they needed just three minutes to take the lead, with Grabban finishing with aplomb. Peter Leven had Oxford's best chance of finding a leveller when he shot wide after breaking free from a static Rotherham defence. But the hosts held on and could have doubled their lead but Ryan Clarke superbly denied Grabban.

Form Guide

  • Rotherham
  • VS
  • Oxford Utd

Last Meetings

  • Oxford Utd
  • 2 - 1
  • Rotherham
  • 12/02/2011
  • Rotherham
  • 2 - 1
  • Oxford Utd
  • 13/11/2010

Top Scorers

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    Oxford Utd

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