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Match Preview: Town vs Rotherham United

16 February 2018

Marcus Braddock previews Saturday's game with the Millers

Preview time is here again and it's first place versus fourth as in form Rotherham visit the Montgomery Waters Meadow. Last time we met, Rotherham were on the end of a 2-1 home defeat but since then their form has been quite impressive. Their last twelve games have seen three draws and nine wins in League One as they've risen above almost everyone. Obviously they'll be welcoming the opportunity to take a little revenge and looking at their recent highlights we've got a very difficult game on our hands as we attempt to return to winning ways at home.

Top Scorer
Kieffer Moore 13 (now with Barnsley)
Dave Ball 7
Joe Newell 5

Assists
Anthony Forde 7
Ryan Williams 6
Joe Newell 4

Clean Sheets
Nine. Six at home three away.

Selected stats
Rotherham have scored in all but one of their home games and all but three of their away games.
The Millers have earned conceded an average of 1.3 goals per away game and have also scored 1.27.
Although Rotherham start each half of away games well with four goals scored in the fifteen minutes of the first and second half, they are most vulnerable during the middle periods of both halves with six conceded  in each.
Their best period of the game is the last fifteen minutes of away games with 5 goals.

Referee
Carl Boyeson From East Yorkshire. Games this season: 26. Yellow cards: 73. Red cards: 10.

Squad News
Rotherham:There is a question mark over the head of the influential Joe Mattock.
Town: Paul Hurst has no new injury worries.

Summary
It was an odd week where each of the top three slipped up in one way or another so who knows what will happen this weekend? Obviously Wigan are in the cup but we will have to match Blackburn's result at home to Bury to stay top. We seem to play an in form team every other week at the moment but runs do come to an end and let's hope one does just that and another starts.


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Town 0 Rotherham United 1

17 February 2018

Wood goal gives Millers the points

Town: Dean Henderson, Ben Godfrey, Mat Sadler, Omar Beckles, Shaun Whalley, Abu Ogogo (C), Carlton Morris (Lenell John-Lewis 74), Nathan Thomas (Alex Rodman 84), James Bolton, Jon Nolan (Stefan Payne 68) and Aristote Nsiala.
Subs: Craig MacGillivray, Max Lowe, Lenell John-Lewis, Bryn Morris, Luke Hendrie, Alex Rodman, Stefan Payne.

Rotherham United: Marek Rodak, Josh Emmanuel, Will Vaulks, Semi Ajayi, Richard Wood, Anthony Forde (Ryan Williams 63), David Ball (Caolan Lavery 75), Richie Towell, Micheal Ihiekwe, Joe Newell (Matt Palmer  91) and Micheal Smith.
Subs: Matt Palmer, Jon Taylor, Lewis Price, Jerry Yates, Ryan Williams, Shaun Cummings and Caolan Lavery.

Referee: Carl Boyeson
Assistants: Ian Rathbone and Nik Barnard
Fourth Official: Joe Clark

Attendance: 7007 (1136)

A disappointing afternoon for the Shrews as they conceded only their third home loss of the season to an inform Rotherham side who have now won five on the bounce. Rotherham put a 45th minute header past keeper Dean Henderson and the goal proved to be fatal.

Team news: Three changes for the Town as Ben Godfrey replaces Bryn Morris in the holding midfield position, James Bolton comes in at right back for Luke Hendrie and finally Nathan Thomas replaces Alex Rodman on the left wing, due to an injury sustained at Town’s win away to Fleetwood Town on Tuesday, however Rodman is fit enough to make the bench. Town will line up in a 4141 formation.

First-Half:
The Town started out the starting blocks in lightening fashion in the first minute, a cross fiercely flashed across goal towards Carlton Morris was narrowly missed, and the Shrews missed an early chance to take the lead.

In what was promising end-to–end start to the game, Rotherham calved out a chance for themselves in the fifth minute, Michael Smith came close from inside the box but put the ball the wrong side of the post.

Some sublime dribbling by Rotherham number 10 David Ball earned him a chance in the box after dribbling past three Shrews defenders, however the powerful shot was saved by Dean Henderson and Rotherham couldn’t fire in the rebound, the scores remained level after 15 minutes.

After some back and forth battling in the midfield, Jon Nolan made a great pass to Shaun Whalley to put the winger through on goal, but Millers keeper Marek Rodak fired out the blocks to prevent Whalley firing home, keeping the scores level in the 25th minute.

The Shrews had another chance in the 30th minute after a corner was fired into the box, after a goal mouth scramble, Marek Rodak was able to grasp the ball and clear his lines for The Milers.

The Millers were inches from going one nil up in the 36th minute, defender Semi Ajayi connected with a corner and shot a powerful header towards goal that just wide of the post.

The Town finally cracked under the Rotherham pressure in the 45th minute, Rotherham had had a corner chance denied but the Millers fired in another cross and Richard Wood headed the ball over Dean Henderson who unsuccessfully came of his line to clear the ball, putting the Millers a goal up.

After a competitive end-to-end first half, Rotherham fired home in the last minute giving The Millers the lead going into the halftime break.

Half-Time: 0-1

Second Half:

The second half got underway with both teams fighting for the ball in the middle of the park, early on Abu Ogogo fired a shot on target from outside the box but the shot was straight down the keepers throat.

It wasn’t until the 60-minute mark that the Shrews had another chance, Shaun Whalley and Jon Nolan combined to give Whalley a chance to cross into the box, but the keeper calmly collected the ball.

Two minutes later Town were beginning to get back into the game, Whalley had another chance to strike the ball home but the Millers keeper kept true to form and stopped the shot.

A substitution for Rotherham as number seven Anthony Forde was replaced by Ryan Williams.

In the 68th minute Stefan Payne was bought onto the pitch, replacing midfielder Jon Nolan.

Frustrations were growing for The Town as Omar Beckles received a yellow card for a late challenge on David Ball in the 70th minute.

Lenell John Lewis was introduced in the 75th minute, replacing Carlton Morris.

Rotherham also made a change; Number 31 Caolan Lavery was bought on, replacing David Ball.

As the game was approaching the last ten minutes, neither team saw any real goalmouth action, with both teams battling hard in the midfield.

A yellow card was given to Rotherham sub Ryan Williams after he obstructed a goal kick from Dean Henderson on the 80th minute.

There was concern for Town in the latter stages of the game as Omar Beckles had to receive treatment after trying to clear the ball in his own half, however the defender was soon back onto his feet.

In the 84th minute, Nathan Thomas made way for Alex Rodman.

A late chance to level the score line fell to Whalley outside the box in the 90th minute; the winger couldn’t keep his shot down and volleyed the ball over the bar.

Rotherham made another substitution as Joe Newell made way for Matt Palmer.

The second half drew to a close after a disappointing afternoon for The Town; Shrewsbury ill have a chance to bounce back on Tuesday as they face Gillingham here at The Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium.

Full-Time: 0-1

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Rotherham United Ticket Details

14 February 2018

Ticket details for the Sky Bet League One game with Rotherham

Shrewsbury Town v Rotherham United
Saturday 17th February – 3pm Kick-Off
Montgomery Waters Meadow
Sky Bet League One

Tickets are now on sale for our home game with Rotherham United.

This game is valid for Season Ticket holders and they can turn up on the day and scan their card for stadium entry. 

Match tickets are available before the day of the game and on the day of the match. 

Ticket prices for a 2017/18 Sky Bet League One fixture can be found here

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways: 
•    In person at the Montgomery Waters Meadow ticket office 
•    By calling 01743 273943 
•    Via our online ticketing site - click here

Tickets bought online can be printed at home and scanned for stadium entry.

U8s go free to every home SkyBet League One game during the 2017/18 season.

Supporters can get tickets via the popular FlexiTicket or you can use the new FanCard to save money on every home league game.

If you are interested in coming as a youth group then we provide free tickets for groups of up to 25 people - for more details click here

There are several options for the game if you would like to sample our matchday hospitality, you can see this here - Matchday Hospitality - or contact out Commercial team here - commercial@shrewsburytown.co.uk

If you can't make it to the game you cn listen to full match commentary, or watch the game if you are an International fan, on IFollow Shrews or download the app here to listen if you are out and about - IFollow App.

Travel - There are a number of matchday buses from around the county and buses from town centre, details here Matchday Travel Plan.  There a number of parking options in and around the stadium, these can be viewed here Matchday Parking Options.

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