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Rotherham United Preview

17 November 2017

Marcus Braddock looks ahead to the weekend's trip to Rotherh

It seems like ages ago that Town were last in action, particularly in League One but it's only been a couple of weeks really. Our return to the league sees us travel to New York Stadium to play 6th placed Rotherham United. Managed by Ex-Millers midfield stalwart Paul Warne who played close to 300 times for them. Last season, whilst we were battling relegation in this division, Rotherham were doing the same in the Championship but obviously they had tougher opposition and ended up back in League One.

Their start to this season has been quite good as you would expect with their main strength being their home form that has accounted for six wins and just two defeats. They've been somewhat rampant in their goalscoring at home with more than any other team in this division but they've also conceded more than a goal per game at home.

Top Scorer

Twenty-five year old Ipswich striker Kieffer Moore is on loan with Rotherham and has been rather prolific with 13 goals scored in 16 games and one substitute appearance. The 6ft 5in frontman scored a hat-trick in his third game for the Millers and has also chipped in a brace of braces. In his last ten games, Moore is a certain danger and we will have to work hard to subdue him.

Goals

As I alluded to earlier, Rotherham have scored more goals at home than any other team in League One. Twenty-Two all told which is an average of 2.75 per game! On the two occasions that they have been beaten at home this season it has taken a goal margin of two. Rotherham have been prevented from scoring at home just once, by Charlton in their 2-0 win at New York Stadium.

Goal distribution

Rotherham's best periods of home games is the last fifteen minutes of the game with five goals scored and only one conceded. Their worst spell of games at home is the middle fifteen of the second half, scoring only twice all season and conceding the same amount.

Referee

Robert Jones. Games this season: 18. Yellow card average: 2.6. Red card frequency: once every six games.

Squad News

Millers - Left back Michael Ihiekwe will be serving a suspension, Jon Taylor is a doubt after suffering a knee injury last weekend.

Town – Paul Hurst spoke on Thursday about leaving it late to see who Jon Nolan’s hip problem is, Junior Brown is recovering from surgery.

Summary

This could be our most difficult away game of the season; we play the highest scoring home team in the division having lost two of our last three games and possibly missing two of our most influential players. However, we've all seen this team operate, they are a team rather than a collection of individuals so we'll cope. On the plus side, Rotherham haven't been particularly stunning over their last few games and have failed to win their last three in League One.

COYB!!!

Marcus

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YOUTH: Tranmere Rovers 1 Town 1

20 November 2017

U18’s held after late equaliser

Town’s U18’s were forced to take a draw from their trip north to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday. Town dominated the game and arguably deserved to take all three points. The breakthrough coming late in the first half after Ryan Barnett was in the right place at the right time. Town had a number of chances double their lead in the second after looking comfortably in control of the game. It wasn’t to be though and in the 84th Tranmere equalised through substitute Walker-Rice. Town looked to nip the win in the final moments but Tranmere held off, the match ending 1-1.

Teams:
Town: Cam Gregory, Josh Agbozo, Christos Shelis, Rory Huntbach, Rhys Davies, Kian Taylor, Jack Leask, Ryan Barnett (C), Aaron Gilpin (Lewi Redding 64), Lifumpa Mwandwe, Tyrone Ofori.

Subs: Jack Atkinson, Brett Taylor, Tom Huxley, Lewi Redding.

Tranmere: Rayleigh Passant, Ben Kerr, James Ellison, Mathew Moreton, James Davine (C), Declan Drysdale, Josh Solomon-Davies, Ethan Davine, Ali Al-Hamadi, George Nugent, Joe Brett.

Subs: Railey Thompson, Joe Bickerstaff, Danny Walker-Rice, Tom Costello, Carl Spellman.

Kick Off:
The first ten minutes started with a high intensity, with Tramere the first to work an opportunity. In the fifth, Tranmere striker Al-Hamadi did well to wriggle his way into space in Town’s box. He caught the shot well but failed to hit the target, the ball sailing wide.

Town looked confident though and shortly after, they earned a free kick on the right wing after a rash challenge on Gilpin. Ryan Barnett curled in a floating ball across the penalty spot towards a rising Shelis. The cross was too high and Tranmere cleared.

On the fifteenth minute mark Town came close through Barnett. Tyrone Ofori did exceptionally well pressing high and winning the ball back for his team before finding Mwande on the edge of the box. Lifumpa thought about the shot before sliding Barnett through on goal. Barnett showed intelligence with the run but lacked a finish, dragging his shot wide of the post.

Aaron Gilpin impressed in his first start since returning from injury. He linked up well with Agbozo on the right before finding Josh with space on the overlap. Agbozo looked to square towards Ofori and Mwandwe in the box but his dangerous ball was cleared.

In the 29th, Town nearly took the lead after a scramble in the box. Ryan Barnett’s deep free kick was dropped twice by Tranmere keeper Rayleigh Passant. As bodies pounced on the ball, Passant collected on the third attempt.

Minutes later, Mwandwe earned Town a free kick from closer range. This time Barnett unsurprisingly went for goal, Passant parried the shot away and as Ofori battled for the ball, the ref blew for a soft foul.

Tranmere had their first attempt on target in the 35th minute. A clever ball through the middle set Al-Hamadi on the run behind the back line. Huntbach showed good pace to get back and put pressure on Al-Hamadi, his low shot saved comfortably by Cam Gregory.

The breakthrough came for Salop in the 40th minute. Aaron Gilpin beat his man for pace down the right before cutting past another into the box. With the space to shoot, Gilpin connected well with his left foot. Passant could only parry the shot straight to Mwandwe who forced a good reaction save from the keeper. The ball fell to Barnett 5 yards out who made no mistake finding the back of the net.


Half Time: Tranmere Rover 0 Shrewsbury Town 1

Second Half:
The second half started slowly with Town looking in control of the game. A dangerous Ryan Barnett corner being the only real time either team came close to the final third in the first ten.

Picking up the ball with space in front of him just inside Tranmere’s half, Barnett looked to slip Mwandwe through the middle. For a moment Lafumpa looked through but the pass was poked to safety by the last man.

The first shot came in the 60th minute. Tranmere linked up well down their right before squaring an inviting ball across the box. Shelis did well to steer the ball away from goal but could only find Tranmere’s Thompson on the edge of the box. Thompson lacked composure though, slicing his shot high and wide.

Substitute: Aaron Gilpin made way for Lewi Redding in the 64th.

Lewi Redding had an immediate impact after coming on. Breaking forward on his own down the right, he wriggled his way into the box before almost finding the bottom corner. His well hit strike across goal inches wide of the post.

Town turned up the heat in the final 20 minutes. Mwandwe did well to work space in the middle before trying his arm from range. He looked for the top right corner but his attempt curled over the bar.

Mwandwe had a second well worked opportunity moments later. Flying down the left wing he chopped right along the edge before darting back left into the box losing his man in the process. Space to shoot, Lifumpa went with power across goal. The shot was always rising though and sailed over the bar.

Frustrated with a lack of chances Tranmere’s Walker-Rice then looked to hit one from long range. The shot was well struck almost finding the top corner but drifting wide.

Twisting and turning Mwandwe earned town a free kick on the half way line with 7 minutes on the clock. Shelis sailed the ball forward towards Ofori who did well to bring it down and drive into the corner. Under challenge, Ofori looked to hold the ball up in the corner before the ref blew for a questionable Tranmere free kick.

Hoofing the ball up field, Tranmere found space on the right before curling a dangerous ball into the box. Walker-Rice rose highest in the box, converting the cross to make it 1-1. The goal coming in the 84th minute.

As Town broke forward, Mwandwe did well to spin his man in the middle of Tranmere’s half, resulting in him being hacked down from behind. Following a yellow card for the offender, Barnett went for goal with the free kick, almost finding the top right corner forcing a strong save from Passant.

In the final moments, Mwandwe found a late spur of pace to make a final run in behind. The ball was perfectly placed for him and his shot from the edge found the bottom corner but the linesman had already got his flag up for offside.

Final Score: Tranmere Rovers 1 Shrewsbury Town 1

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Rotherham United Ticket Details

15 November 2017

Ticket details for the league trip to Rotherham United

Rotherham United v Shrewsbury Town
Saturday 18th November 2017 – kick-off 3pm
AESSEAL New York Stadium
SKY Bet League One

Ticket prices have been confirmed for our Sky Bet League One trip to AESSEAL New York Stadium to take on Rotherham United.

Tickets will be priced at -

Adults - £23 (£25 on the day)
Concessions - £13 (£15 on the day)
Ambulant Disabled - £13 (£15 on the day)
Juveniles (13-17) - £8 (£9 on the day)
Junior (12 and Under) - £6 (£7 on the day)

Concessions are classed as Seniors 60 and over, Young Adults 18-21, HM Armed Forces Personnel, Students with valid proof of full time education and disabled supporters on the higher rate DLA or enhanced PIP. 

Supporters who are buying disabled tickets are entitled to a free carer ticket and tickets are to be charged at £13 Adults or the relevant age band.

We have 10 pairs of wheelchair and helper tickets.  The wheelchair user (higher rate) will be charged the disabled concessionary price of £13, or relevant age band, with the helper free of charge.

There are five disabled parking spaces available for Town supporters which will need to be pre-booked by 5pm, the day before the game, and will be issued on a first come first served basis, at a charge of £5.  These can be booked by contacting the Red and White Shop on 01709 827768.

Ticket prices will rise on the day by £2 for Adults and Concessions and £1 for Juniors. The Away Ticket Office will be open from 1:30pm

Tickets will go off sale on Friday 17th November at 4:30pm.

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

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