Broughton strike boosts Millers

Broughton strike boosts Millers

By David Beddows | 24/03/2010 0 comments

Broughton strike boosts Millers

STRIKER Drewe Broughton voiced his delight after the Millers bounced back into the automatic promotion frame with victory over Macclesfield Town at Don Valley last night.

Recently back from a loan spell at Lincoln City, Broughton came on as a substitute to score seven minutes from time to seal a 3-1 win and break the stubborn resistance of the defence-minded visitors.

Broughton said: "The ball came at a pace at me but I managed to get good contact on it. It could have gone anywhere I guess but it was a nice feeling to score."

Danny Harrison's early opener was cancelled out by a Ben Wright strike on 25 minutes and the visitors missed two decent chances on the break before Adam LeFondre converted a 81st minute penalty to calm home nerves. It was the striker's 27th goal of the season.

Broughton added: "It was a game of patience. They set up to defend 4-5-1. You have to move the ball quick and try to shift them about.

"We got the early goal, which was great, but they worked really hard and pressed and pressed and pressed and got their goal.

"We needed to up it in the last 20 minutes and we did that and won it."

The three points pulled Rotherham up to third spot behind Notts County and Rochdale.

County host the Millers in a mouth-watering tussle at Meadow Lane on Saturday.


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