Reserves slip to defeat at North Ferriby...
A young Rotherham United reserve team were beaten 2-0 by a more experienced Hull City side at North Ferriby last night.
First half goals from Liam Cooper and Johnny Margetts were enough for the Championship side but Development Coach Paul Warne took away plenty of positives from the game.
The first goal came on 39 minutes when Cooper’s header looped over Andy Warrington and the Tigers made it 2-0 on the stroke of half time when a good move was finished off by comfortably by Margetts.
Hull were the better side throughout, with impressive movement and some good football, but the Millers were competitive and looked dangerous on the break.
Warne was pleased with his side’s efforts against a team which he believed would not look out of place in League Two.
“It was a good football match,” said Warne, “I think everybody who was there enjoyed it.”
“To be fair, they had a lot more chances than we did and were a lot more ruthless than we were. They had really good speed of thought and speed of movement, but the lads competed really well and played good football themselves in patches.”
“We were very pleased with our lads as they worked hard, kept breaking them down and going on the counter attack. There were some very impressive performances against players who would probably give our first team a run for their money.”
The reserves will travel to Walsall for their third away fixture running on Tuesday 25th September with a 2pm kick off.
Millers: Warrington, Lucas, Rowe, Hart, McKay, Cadman, Rose, Woods, Travis, Denton, Beedham.
Subs: Thompson, Williamson, Williams, Wigley