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  • Date:01 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Don Valley Stadium
  • Attendance:3,994
  • Law (9) Taylor (17)
    Atkinson (45) Taylor (67)
    Randall (84)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91mins

Kris Taylor is shown a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Marshall by Kris Taylor. Marcus Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

89mins

Long range shot by Sean Rigg goes wide right of the goal.

87mins

Marc Richards takes a shot. Save by Andy Warrington.

85mins

Booking for Tom Pope for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Tom Pope on Adam Yates, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adam Yates.

83mins

The referee cautions Louis Dodds for unsporting behaviour. Mark Randall finds the net with a goal from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Rotherham 5-0 Port Vale.Foul by Kris Taylor on Jason Taylor, free kick awarded. The assist for the goal came from Jason Taylor.

82mins

Inswinging corner taken by Tom Newey from the left by-line.

81mins

Sean Rigg on for Doug Loft. Lee Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Taylor. Free kick taken by Jason Taylor.

80mins

Doug Loft takes a shot. Andy Warrington makes a save.

78mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Martin.

77mins

The referee books Lee Collins for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Taylor by Lee Collins. Jason Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

76mins

Nick Fenton concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Richards. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.

75mins

Will Atkinson fouled by Adam Yates, the ref awards a free kick. Will Atkinson takes the direct free kick.

73mins

Tom Pope joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Le Fondre.

73mins

Effort on goal by Ryan Taylor from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

72mins

Anthony Griffith fouled by Mark Randall, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Doug Loft from right channel, clearance by Nick Fenton.

70mins

Corner taken short by Tom Newey.

68mins

Ryan Taylor fires in a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Rotherham 4-0 Port Vale.

68mins

The ball is delivered by Marcus Marshall, Adam Le Fondre has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

64mins

Mark Randall on for Nicky Law.

64mins

Effort on goal by Marcus Marshall from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

61mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Newey from the right by-line, Kris Taylor makes a clearance.

60mins

Louis Dodds takes a shot. Save by Andy Warrington.

55mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Nicky Law, clearance by Marc Richards.

54mins

The referee shows Gary Roberts a yellow card for time wasting. Kris Taylor on for John McCombe. Anthony Griffith challenges Marcus Marshall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Law restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

Corner taken short by Nicky Law.

50mins

Shot by Adam Le Fondre from 18 yards. Save by Chris Martin.

48mins

The referee blows for offside against Marc Richards. Free kick taken by Andy Warrington.

48mins

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts, save by Andy Warrington.

46mins

A goal is scored by Will Atkinson from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Rotherham 3-0 Port Vale.Nicky Law provided the assist for the goal.

46mins

Outswinging corner taken by Doug Loft, Ryan Taylor makes a clearance.

46mins

Luke Ashworth joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Coid.

44mins

Nick Fenton is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Doug Loft.

43mins

Louis Dodds has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

42mins

Marcus Marshall takes a shot. Save by Adam Yates.

39mins

Lee Collins delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Marc Richards from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

32mins

Stuart Tomlinson receives a red card. Foul by Stuart Tomlinson on Marcus Marshall, free kick awarded. Chris Martin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Justin Richards. Tom Newey takes a shot. John McCombe gets a block in.

31mins

Justin Richards takes a shot. Save made by Andy Warrington.

29mins

Jason Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts. Gareth Owen takes the free kick.

26mins

Will Atkinson fouled by Gary Roberts, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Newey.

24mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Yates by Jason Taylor. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.

18mins

Ryan Taylor grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Rotherham 2-0 Port Vale.The assist for the goal came from Marcus Marshall.

18mins

Marc Richards challenges Johnny Mullins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Mullins.

16mins

Outswinging corner taken by Gary Roberts, Nick Fenton makes a clearance.

13mins

Unfair challenge on Jason Taylor by Justin Richards results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Newey.

13mins

Marcus Marshall takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

10mins

Nicky Law scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Rotherham 1-0 Port Vale.Assist by Will Atkinson.

10mins

The official flags Justin Richards offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Warrington.

8mins

The official flags Justin Richards offside. Andy Warrington takes the indirect free kick.

7mins

Outswinging corner taken by Doug Loft from the left by-line played to the near post, Will Atkinson makes a clearance.

5mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Newey on Justin Richards. Adam Yates takes the direct free kick.

4mins

Unfair challenge on Doug Loft by Danny Coid results in a free kick. Gary Roberts crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Will Atkinson makes a clearance.

4mins

Will Atkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Yates. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.

3mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards by Nick Fenton. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

3mins

Unfair challenge on Adam Le Fondre by John McCombe results in a free kick. Jason Taylor takes the direct free kick.

The game gets underway.

The half-time whistle blows.

The referee starts the second half.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Vale begin life without Adams Managerless Port Vale travel to Rotherham without the guidance of Micky Adams after he agreed to take the reins at Sheffield United on Thursday afternoon. Assistant manager Geoff Horsfield and head of youth Mark Grew will take charge of team affairs at Don Valley Stadium as the Valiants look to ensure their promotion charge does not become derailed in the process. Talk of Adams' departure coincided with Tuesday`s 3-0 defeat at Gillingham - the club's heaviest league loss of the campaign - although members of Vale's playing squad have been quick to play down the significance. Centre-back Gareth Owen recovered from a back injury to start at Priestfield and should do so again, he was flanked by Lee Collins at left-back after he made his first start since November in place of the unfortunate Kris Taylor having recovered from shin splints. Anthony Griffith was recalled in midfield at the expense of Sean Rigg, but it remains to be seen how Horsfield and Grew will send their charges out after Adams' departure and the nature of Tuesday`s loss. Reserve keeper Chris Martin will be assessed having missed out against Gills due to a virus. Rotherham are set to take the field for just the second time since November 23. The Millers have been hit hard by the weather with their last three fixtures being called off. But with a recent thaw, there is little doubt over the table-topping clash at Don Valley. That enforced winter break has at least allowed on-loan defender Danny Coid extra time to recover from a hamstring injury and he should be back in contention. Skipper Ryan Cresswell, who broke his collarbone three weeks ago, has still yet to miss a game but he will play no part for at least the next month. The break has also given defender Dale Tonge and on-loan Arsenal midfielder Mark Randall the chance to regain full fitness but with both of them recovering from long-term injuries, neither are expected to make Ronnie Moore's side.

Formation:433Manager: Ronnie Moore

Rotherham

Formation: 442Manager:

Port Vale

  • Andy Warrington
  • Danny Coid
  • Johnny Mullins
  • Nick Fenton
  • Tom Newey
  • Nicky Law
  • Jason Taylor
  • Will Atkinson
  • Marcus Marshall
  • Adam Le Fondre
  • Ryan Taylor
  • SUBS
  • Jamie Annerson
  • Danny Harrison
  • Tom Pope
  • Luke Ashworth
  • Kevin Ellison
  • Paul Warne
  • Mark Randall

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Match Report

Millers thump Vale Rampant Rotherham re-established their claims for an automatic promotion place with a 5-0 hammering of managerless Port Vale. The Millers dominated from start to finish against an opposition who had been shellshocked by the midweek loss of manager Micky Adams. Having had a goal ruled out for offside after only three minutes Rotherham followed that up with one that did count after ten minutes. A long clearance out of defence was headed on by Ryan Taylor, and Will Atkinson touched the ball to the advancing Nicky Law who slammed a first time shot past Stuart Tomlinson. And nine minutes later the home side doubled their lead with a copy book goal when they cleverly switched play from the left to the right for Danny Coid to cross and pick out Ryan Taylor whose powerful header flew over Tomlinson and into the back of the net. After 31 minutes Andy Warrington made a smart save to deny Justin Richards, but two minutes later, Vale were reduced to ten men when goalkeeper Tomlinson came racing out of his area and bowled over Marcus Marshall with his challenge. Clearly the last defender, Tomlinson was immediately shown the red card by referee Graham Salisbury and Vale were forced to sacrifice striker Justin Richards to bring on substitute goalkeeper Chris Martin. And 38 seconds into the second half, Rotherham made it three when Will Atkinson went on a diagonal run across the Vale penalty and flicked a shot past everyone and into the net. The fourth goal came after 69 minutes, a spectacular overhead effort from Ryan Taylor from Le Fondre's cross. And Rotherham made it five six minutes from time when Arsenal loanee Mark Randall crashed in a magnificent 25-yard angled shot from Johnny Mullins throw in.

Form Guide

    LDWWDW
  • Rotherham
  • VS
  • Port Vale
  • DDWWLL

Last Meetings

  • Rotherham
  • 1 - 2
  • Port Vale
  • 03/04/2010
  • Port Vale
  • 1 - 2
  • Rotherham
  • 14/11/2009
  • Port Vale
  • 0 - 0
  • Rotherham
  • 13/04/2009
  • Rotherham
  • 1 - 0
  • Port Vale
  • 26/12/2008

Top Scorers

Rotherham

  • A Le Fondre 14
  • R Cresswell 4
  • D Harrison 2
  • K Ellison 2
  • N Law 1
  • P Warne 1
  • J Taylor 1
  • T Pope 1
  • R Taylor 1
  • M Marshall 1

Port Vale

  • M Richards 6
  • J Richards 3
  • L Dodds 3
  • J McCombe 2
  • G Roberts 2
  • S Rigg 2
  • A Griffith 1
  • G Owen 1
  • J Speight 1
  • L Collins 1

Goals

Rotherham

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 32
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Port Vale

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 26
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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