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Broadsword Cup Round 1

21 September 2012

The first game of the Broadsword Trophy ever to be played at the New York Stadium was played in fron of a crowd of 7,405

The first game of the Broadsword Trophy ever to be played at the New York Stadium was played in front of a crowd of 7,405. The first round tie saw Maltby St Mary’s take on Blackburn Primary. 

Both teams started brightly moving the ball around and having useful possession, but chances were few and far between. The support from the Millers fans drove both teams forward but it was Maltby St Mary’s who broke the deadlock with a fine strike from some distance out, midway through the game.

Maltby St Mary’s were strong and managed to hold back the Blackburn forwards, who piled on the pressure. St Mary’s pressed forward searching for a second goal but the Blackburn defense was in no mood to concede again. A strong finish to the game from St Mary’s saw them chalk up a victory that puts them through to the next round of the Broadsword Trophy.

Participation Officer James Cole commented: “This was a tight game; both teams kept the ball well and had chances to win. The teams can be proud of their performances and I look forward to seeing Maltby St Mary’s in the next round.”

Dave Race, Broadsword’s Operations Director had this to say; “Congratulations to Maltby St Mary’s on getting through to the quarter finals and commiserations to Blackburn Primary who played very well themselves. There was some excellent talent on display and it’s going to be fantastic to see these kids compete in the next round. I want to wish all of the teams the best of luck.”

The next game of the Broadsword Trophy will see Sitwell Juniors take on Monkwood Primary during the Millers home game against Oxford United on 29th September. 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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