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  • Date:21 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Don Valley Stadium
  • Attendance:3,189
  • Richards - pen (56)
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89:47

Inswinging corner taken by Tom Newey from the right by-line, clearance by Clayton McDonald.

88:06

Header by Jason Taylor from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

86:14

Corner taken right-footed by Tom Newey from the right by-line, Brett Williams takes a shot. Clearance made by John McCombe.

85:41

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Schofield from the left by-line, clearance by Sean Rigg.

85:27

Inswinging corner taken by Tom Newey from the right by-line, clearance by Adam Yates.

84:19

(Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Kingsley James coming on for Robert Taylor.

80:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brett Williams by Doug Loft. Doug Loft is shown a yellow card. Tom Newey takes the indirect free kick.

80:22

Danny Harrison has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

79:05

Foul by Ben Williamson on Jason Taylor, free kick awarded. Louis Dodds on for Ben Williamson. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Taylor.

77:09

The offside flag is raised against Marc Richards. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

76:34

Adam Yates fouled by Danny Schofield, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

76:23

The ball is sent over by Danny Schofield, Clayton McDonald makes a clearance.

75:19

Ben Williamson is caught offside. Danny Harrison replaces Sam Wood. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

74:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Richards by Michael Raynes. Marc Richards takes the indirect free kick.

72:24

Lewis Grabban is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

70:08

Corner taken by Sam Morsy from the right by-line, Johnny Mullins manages to make a clearance.

68:36

Shot from just outside the box by Danny Schofield misses to the left of the goal.

64:32

Foul by John McCombe on Lewis Grabban, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Sam Wood from the free kick.

63:24

Scott Griffiths goes off and Tom Newey comes on.

59:18

Brett Williams joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marcus Marshall.

57:34

Sean Rigg fouled by Marcus Marshall, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Doug Loft.

55:57

Dale Tonge challenges Doug Loft unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Marc Richards and scored. Rotherham 0-1 Port Vale.

54:32

Sam Morsy handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Taylor.

50:16

Alex Revell takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

48:16

Scott Griffiths fouled by Marc Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

45:19 +0.19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Griffith on Alex Revell. Sam Wood crosses the ball, Close range header by Johnny Mullins goes over the crossbar.

42:58

Effort from outside the area by Sam Wood goes wide right of the goal.

42:00

Corner taken by Robert Taylor.

41:44

Doug Loft takes a shot. Rhys Taylor makes a save.

39:49

Unfair challenge on Sam Wood by John McCombe results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Danny Schofield, clearance made by Anthony Griffith.

39:06

Ben Williamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Dale Tonge. Dale Tonge restarts play with the free kick.

35:28

Robert Taylor produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

34:35

Foul by Sean Rigg on Michael Raynes, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Raynes.

32:55

Outswinging corner taken by Sam Morsy from the right by-line, Close range effort by Anthony Griffith misses to the right of the goal.

30:44

Ben Williamson takes a shot.

29:00

Strike from close range by Marc Richards clears the bar.

24:57

Doug Loft challenges Marcus Marshall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Dale Tonge.

24:18

The offside flag is raised against Ben Williamson. Rhys Taylor takes the direct free kick.

23:23

Corner taken by Sam Morsy, save made by Rhys Taylor.

22:59

Doug Loft takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.

22:06

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

21:19

Lewis Grabban produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

20:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Wood on Sean Rigg. Free kick taken by Adam Yates.

20:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Grabban by Clayton McDonald. Sam Wood takes the free kick.

16:39

Danny Schofield takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Doug Loft makes a clearance.

14:44

Anthony Griffith fouled by Jason Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Clayton McDonald.

13:47

Danny Schofield sends in a cross, clearance made by Clayton McDonald.

10:10

Foul by Dale Tonge on Robert Taylor, free kick awarded. John McCombe takes the indirect free kick.

9:17

Effort on goal by Lewis Grabban from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

8:35

Johnny Mullins fouled by Ben Williamson, the ref awards a free kick. Rhys Taylor takes the indirect free kick.

6:54

Marc Richards is caught offside. Dale Tonge restarts play with the free kick.

4:40

Ben Williamson takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.

3:12

The official flags Sean Rigg offside. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

Match Preview

Duo may make debuts Richard Naylor and Scott Griffiths will be hoping for Rotherham debuts when Port Vale visit Don Valley. Centre-back Naylor and left-back Griffiths joined last week on deals until the end of the season, but neither made it on to the field for the defeat to Swindon. Naylor was on the bench and Griffiths, on loan from Peterborough, was not deemed fit enough to make the squad, but manager Andy Scott confirmed the duo are in contention. Midfielder Danny Harrison also missed out against Paolo Di Canio's side with the lasting effects of a nasty head injury suffered against Bradford on January 2, but he has now fully recovered and should start. Gareth Evans suffered a knock last week and, having not trained all week, he is classed as a doubt. Defender Ryan Cresswell and midfielder Mark Bradley, who have been out since before Christmas, were victims of a postponed reserve match, meaning they are still lacking match action and will not be risked by Scott. Port Vale defender Gareth Owen's chances of being fit are not good after he suffered a broken hand in training this week. Owen must wear a removable cast for the next six weeks which should enable him to play, but with the trip to South Yorkshire coming so soon after the incident he is struggling to be involved. Fellow defender Lee Collins has been ruled out for up to three weeks with the ankle ligament problem that saw him miss the home defeat to AFC Wimbledon last Saturday. Some positive defensive news for manager Micky Adams sees Clayton McDonald return from a one-match suspension. Adams is hopeful that goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson (thigh) and winger Rob Taylor (calf) will train towards the end of the week after also missing the Dons clash through injury. Vale revealed this week that Marc Richards requires surgery on the troublesome ankle injury that has plagued him all season. However, the striker remains available for selection while a decision is taken about when he will go under the knife.

Formation:442Manager: Andy Scott

Rotherham

Formation: 442Manager: Micky Adams

Port Vale

  • Rhys Taylor
  • Dale Tonge
  • Michael Raynes
  • Johnny Mullins
  • Scott Griffiths
  • Sam Wood
  • Marcus Marshall
  • Jason Taylor
  • Danny Schofield
  • Alex Revell
  • Lewis Grabban
  • SUBS
  • Andy Warrington
  • Brett Williams
  • Danny Harrison
  • Tom Newey
  • Richard Naylor

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Match Report

Millers' promotion hopes dashed by defeat Rotherham slumped to a disappointing 1-0 home defeat as Port Vale, which dealt their fading promotion challenge another crushing blow. With a howling gale swirling round the Don Valley Stadium, the match was always more likely to be settled by mistakes rather than skill. And for both teams, the policy appeared to be shoot on sight and let the wind do the rest. Rotherham's leading marksman Lewis Grabban saw three long-range efforts go over the bar or just wide and a Johnny Mullins header from Dale Tonge's free-kick was carried over the bar by the wind. At the other end, Ben Williamson's wind-assisted shot caused problems for Rotherham keeper Rhys Taylor, who grabbed the ball at the second attempt. Robert Taylor twice went close for the visitors, and three minutes before the break Rhys Taylor turned Adam Yates' goal-bound shot out for a corner. But when the breakthrough came 11 minutes into the second half it had nothing to do with the wind. Doug Loft scampered into the area and, just as he was about to cross, he was upended by Tonge's tackle and Marc Richards calmly converted the spot-kick. And there was no way back for the home side. When substitute Brett Williams' late header was cleared off the line the disappointed home fans were already heading for the exits.

Form Guide

    WWDLWL
  • Rotherham
  • VS
  • Port Vale
  • WWLLLL

Last Meetings

  • Port Vale
  • 2 - 0
  • Rotherham
  • 01/10/2011
  • Port Vale
  • 1 - 0
  • Rotherham
  • 01/02/2011
  • Rotherham
  • 5 - 0
  • Port Vale
  • 01/01/2011
  • Rotherham
  • 1 - 2
  • Port Vale
  • 03/04/2010
  • Port Vale
  • 1 - 2
  • Rotherham
  • 14/11/2009
  • Port Vale
  • 0 - 0
  • Rotherham
  • 13/04/2009

Top Scorers

Rotherham

  • L Grabban 9
  • G Evans 6
  • A Revell 6
  • J Mullins 2
  • R Cresswell 2
  • B Williams 2
  • D Schofield 1
  • D Harrison 1
  • J Taylor 1
  • S Wood 1
  • C Holroyd 1
  • M Marshall 1
  • B Pringle 1

Port Vale

  • M Richards 8
  • S Rigg 7
  • T Pope 4
  • D Loft 3
  • L Dodds 2
  • R Taylor 2
  • B Williamson 2
  • A Griffith 1
  • A Yates 1
  • J McCombe 1
  • S Morsy 1

Goals

Rotherham

    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 42
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Port Vale

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 43
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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