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Broadsword Trophy round 2

3 October 2012

New York Stadium hosts round 2 of the Broadsword Trophy

The Millers game at the New York Stadium against Oxford United also saw the second game of this season’s Broadsword Trophy. A crowd of over 7,000 witnessed a Broadsword Classic as Sitwell Juniors played Monkwood Primary.

Both teams started brightly moving the ball around and having useful possession, the Sitwell Goalkeeper pulled off a string of fine saves early on to keep the one time winners Monkwood at bay. In front of the Millers fans both teams continued to go forward but it was Sitwell who broke the deadlock with what many thought would be the decisive goal late on in the game.

However Monkwood are not previous winners for nothing and came back straight away in the dying seconds of the game with a great strike straight from the Kick Off to send the game into the lottery that is penalty kicks. In the shootout it was the players from Sitwell who held their nerve and won through with some excellent penalties.

Participation Officer James Cole commented: “This was a tight game; both teams kept the ball well and had chances to win. I thought Sitwell had done enough to win it outright but Monkwood showed great character to force the shootout. The teams can be proud of their performances and I look forward to seeing Sitwell Juniors in the next round.”

Dave Race, Broadsword’s Operations Director had this to say; “Congratulations to Sitwell Juniors on getting through to the quarter finals, penalties is a difficult way to lose a football match but the team from Monkwood can be proud of their performance. There were some excellent performances out there today and I can’t wait to see what the next round of games has in store for us”.

The next game of the Broadsword Trophy will see Rawmarsh Rosehill take on St Ann’s during the Millers home game against Southend United on the 13th October. For more details on the Broadsword Trophy and the Millers Schools programme contact James Cole on 07415133698 / 01709 827767 or email participation@rotherhamunited.net


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