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RESERVES BEATEN 3-0 AT ROTHERHAM
3rd September 2004 17:46


Rotherham Reserves 3 Stags Reserves 0
At Rotherham's Training Ground
Wed 1 Sept 2004

Report by John Street for Stagsnet.net

Stags took quite a strong team for a short journey up the motorway to play against an equally strong Rotherham squad, who featured Alun Armstrong up front, the ex
Middlesborough and Ipswich striker.

Stags who are not in the Reserve league again this season, looked a bit stiff and short of match practise as they were set about early on by the home side who looked
dangerous all along their front line, and came close on 3 or 4 occasions in the first twenty five minutes.

Rotherham eventually took the lead when a corner came through everyone and was headed in at the far post by the Rotherham Centre half.

Stags started to play football along the back four and in the centre of midfield but had no penetration and were restricted to a Murray shot rattling the post in the first half.

The second half remained much the same with Rotherham the stronger outfit and further took the lead when the Stags Centre backs missed a header from an incoming cross for the home side's second.

The third followed soon after when Rotherham wriggled through the Stags defence and prodded home.

Stags were not disgraced and the overall result did not reflect the share of possession the Stags had at times, however the source for scoring or shots on goals would not have registered very high.

Team: White, Lloyd, Eaton, Woods, Holmes, Trialist, Murray, Curtis, CurleT, Tait, O'Neill
Subs Used: Austin, Arnold, Parks
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Stags reserves beaten
CHAD website, 02Sep04
A YOUTHFUL Mansfield Town reserve side lost 3-0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Rotherham United yesterday afternoon.
Rotherham turned out quite a strong side while Stags began with senior pros Chris Tate, Adam Eaton, Joe O'Neill, Tom Curtis and Adam Murray.
Stags also had a look at midfield trialist Danny Patel.
The biggest plus point of the game was to see Eaton come through a full 90 minutes after suffering a new groin problem recently.

 

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