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Rotherham   0 - 0   Crewe

Rotherham 0-0 Crewe

Rotherham 0-0 Crewe

Rotherham secured their play-off place in League Two with an unconvincing draw against hard-working Crewe.

Rotherham started brightly as Kevin Ellison had a shot well saved and Nicky Law headed against the bar.

But Crewe took charge as Clayton Donaldson had a goalbound effort deflected for a corner before he smacked a shot against the bar.

Ashley Westwood could have won it for Crewe but his 87th minute shot was tipped over the bar.


Rotherham United manager Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We would have loved to do it the automatic way but we're in there and we've got a chance of promotion.

"We've certainly got to start putting the ball in the back of the net if we're going to do it. That's another clean sheet but we haven't created enough to win the game.

"It's been a concern all season. We've got crucial games coming up, and we need to start scoring sharp-ish."

Crewe assistant manager Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"On the whole defensively it was a really good performance. We had chances ourselves and perhaps could've won it in the end.

"I felt one of the key points of our game was how we pulled together and got each other going.

"I always thought we could get something on the counter-attack. We were soaking up the pressure well, closing them down and I always felt Clayton (Donaldson) was a threat".

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Saturday, 1 May 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Rotherham 0-0 Crewe FT
(HT 0-0)

      Rotherham

      • 01 Warrington
      • 05 Sharps
      • 06 Fenton
      • 14 Lynch
      • 19 Gunning
      • 10 Law
      • 15 Ellison yellow card
      • 23 Walker (Bell-Baggie 54)
      • 25 Mills
      • 21 Marshall (Broughton 54)
      • 39 Le Fondre

      Substitutes

      • 30 Annerson,
      • 03 Green,
      • 07 Cummins,
      • 16 Warne,
      • 18 McAllister ,
      • 22 Broughton,
      • 27 Bell-Baggie

      Crewe

      • 13 Legzdins
      • 02 Brayford
      • 06 Ada
      • 19 Westwood
      • 11 Grant (Miller 71)
      • 16 Bailey (Schumacher 89)
      • 18 Murphy
      • 23 Tootle
      • 28 Walton
      • 08 Donaldson
      • 10 Zola

      Substitutes

      • 12 Mitchell-King,
      • 20 Shelley,
      • 26 Davis,
      • 04 Schumacher,
      • 15 Miller,
      • 22 Leitch-Smith,
      • 36 Platt
      Ref: Russell BoothAtt: 4,142
      ROTHERHAM
      CREWE

      Possession

      • Rotherham 49%
      • Crewe 51%

      Attempts on target

      • Rotherham 3
      • Crewe 5

      Attempts off target

      • Rotherham 4
      • Crewe 4

      Corners

      • Rotherham 3
      • Crewe 6

      Fouls

      • Rotherham 6
      • Crewe 5
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+3:24 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
      • 88:56 Substitution (Crewe) makes a substitution, with Steven Schumacher coming on for James Bailey.
      • 87:49 Ashley Westwood takes the outswinging corner, Kevin Ellison manages to make a clearance.
      • 87:34 Shot by Ashley Westwood. Save by Andy Warrington.
      • 84:24 Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood, clearance by Kevin Ellison.
      • 83:42 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Pablo Mills. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Matt Tootle from left wing, clearance made by Nick Fenton.
      • 83:20 Effort from long range by Gavin Gunning goes wide right of the target.
      • 81:14 Foul by Calvin Zola on Ian Sharps, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andy Warrington.
      • 80:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Brayford by Drewe Broughton. John Brayford takes the free kick.
      • 75:12 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ashley Westwood, clearance by Kevin Ellison.
      • 74:30 Nicky Law takes the outswinging corner, Adam Legzdins makes a save.
      • 72:41 Centre by Mark Lynch, clearance by John Brayford.
      • 70:44 Substitution Shaun Miller on for Joel Grant.
      • 69:02 Drewe Broughton produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
      • 64:15 Corner taken by James Bailey from the right by-line, clearance by Ian Sharps.
      • 62:34 Effort on goal by Adam Le Fondre from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
      • 60:22 Unfair challenge on Pablo Mills by James Bailey results in a free kick. Pablo Mills restarts play with the free kick.
      • 58:26 Effort on goal by Calvin Zola from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
      • 56:43 Pablo Mills fouled by James Bailey, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Gavin Gunning from left channel.
      • 52:59 Nick Fenton restarts play with the free kick.
      • 52:59 Substitution Abdulai Bell-Baggie on for Joshua Walker.
      • 52:59 Substitution Marcus Marshall goes off and Drewe Broughton comes on.
      • 52:59 Calvin Zola is ruled offside.
      • 49:28 Mark Lynch concedes a free kick for a foul on Clayton Donaldson. Adam Legzdins takes the indirect free kick.
      • 45:57 Foul by Adam Le Fondre on John Brayford, free kick awarded. John Brayford takes the indirect free kick.
      • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:29 The half-time whistle blows.
      • 45:00+1:12 Kevin Ellison is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.
      • 45:00+0:20 Adam Le Fondre takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Comfortable save by Adam Legzdins.
      • 43:46 The official flags Luke Murphy offside. Andy Warrington takes the free kick.
      • 43:09 Outswinging corner taken by Luke Murphy from the left by-line, clearance by Ian Sharps.
      • 42:55 Joel Grant takes a shot. Mark Lynch gets a block in.
      • Correction - 40:37 James Bailey delivers the ball, Nick Fenton manages to make a clearance.
      • 40:37 James Bailey produces a cross, Nick Fenton makes a clearance.
      • 35:53 Joel Grant challenges Nicky Law unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Pablo Mills from right channel.
      • 35:04 Simon Walton has a drilled shot. Save by Andy Warrington.
      • 34:43 Clayton Donaldson produces a cross, Luke Murphy takes a shot. Save by Andy Warrington.
      • 34:00 Adam Legzdins takes the free kick.
      • 34:00 Booking Kevin Ellison goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
      • 33:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Ellison on Matt Tootle.
      • 31:41 Short corner worked by Kevin Ellison.
      • 28:48 Shot by Calvin Zola.
      • 26:36 Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood, Effort from deep inside the area by Clayton Donaldson misses to the right of the target.
      • 26:22 Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Gavin Gunning gets a block in.
      • 25:26 Clayton Donaldson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Warrington.
      • 20:43 Pablo Mills fouled by Calvin Zola, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Warrington restarts play with the free kick.
      • 19:39 The referee blows for offside. Adam Legzdins takes the free kick.
      • 19:03 The assistant referee signals for offside against Calvin Zola. Nick Fenton takes the free kick.
      • 15:08 Shot by Clayton Donaldson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
      • 13:19 The assistant referee flags for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Andy Warrington restarts play with the free kick.
      • 6:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Ellison on Calvin Zola. Free kick taken by Adam Legzdins.
      • 5:02 Kevin Ellison produces a cross, Nicky Law takes a shot.
      • 4:06 Ian Sharps takes a shot. Save by Adam Legzdins.
      • 3:49 Kevin Ellison has an effort at goal. Save made by Adam Legzdins.
      • 3:22 Short corner taken by Kevin Ellison from the right by-line.
      • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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      League Two table snapshot

      As it stood on 1 May 2010 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Notts County 45 65 92
      2 Bournemouth 45 18 83
      3 Rochdale 45 35 82
      4 Rotherham 45 6 73
      5 Aldershot 45 14 72
      6 Morecambe 45 8 70
      7 Dag & Red 45 9 69
      8 Bury 45 -5 68
      9 Port Vale 45 11 67
      10 Chesterfield 45 -2 67
      11 Northampton 45 9 66
      12 Shrewsbury 45 1 62
      13 Accrington 45 -12 60
      14 Burton Albion 45 -3 59
      15 Bradford 45 -4 59
      16 Torquay 45 9 56
      17 Hereford 45 -14 56
      18 Crewe 45 -4 55
      19 Macclesfield 45 -9 53
      20 Lincoln City 45 -23 49
      21 Cheltenham 45 -17 47
      22 Barnet 45 -17 45
      23 Grimsby 45 -23 44
      24 Darlington 45 -52 30


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