Rotherham United futsal A and B team suffered different fates at the hands of Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday
Rotherham United A v Leeds United B
The boys from Rotherham almost pulled off a glorious comeback from 3-1 down against Leeds United, but succumbed to a late winner, making the score 4-3 to the Whites.
Conor Green, who demonstrated tremendous heart to defend for his team, did not get justice for his defensive prowess. His admirable tracking of attacking Leeds players were only awarded with two own goals, with the second proving to be the killer blow for Rotherham.
After Green’s first own goal, the Millers responded well by scoring one of their own. Hussein Salem combined well with Brad Blamires to get himself open in front of the Leeds United goal, where he kindly dispatched the equaliser.
Leeds then quickly pulled away with two fine goals. The first leaving Millers’ goalkeeper Jay Ford surprised after an accurate free kick, and the second was a goal that Rotherham will want to forget. A short Leeds corner gave the Whites an easy finish in front of goal, which left the Millers’ defenders pointing fingers.
But Leeds’ control of the game went up in smoke when Rotherham came back to equalise from the dark shadow of inevitable defeat. Nick Markham combined well with Hussein to give him enough space to slot home for the Millers’ second of the afternoon, while Salem grabbed his second of the day to put the teams back into deadlock.
Green then inadvertently grabbed his second own goal of the day. Green was left to watch helplessly as Leeds’ wayward pass deflected off of his shin and into the Rotherham goal
Rotherham United B v Sheffield Wednesday B
A late winner from Jake Heeley gave Rotherham a 4-3 victory over their South Yorkshire rivals, Sheffield Wednesday.
It was an almost mirror image of the A’s game against Leeds, but it was Rotherham that emerged victor on this occasion. Before his winner, Heeley first played provider for Luke Easton to slot home to put the Millers ahead.
Wednesday then levelled the scores before Rotherham began to insert their dominance. Heeley grabbing his first before Dom Walker thundered home the goal of the day with his long range effort that left Wednesday’s ‘keeper standing.
The Owls then took a page out of the Millers A squad’s book with their comeback to equalise the score line. Sheffield’s high pressure pulling one back for the Owls, but their comeback was complete when Joe Hobson scored Rotherham’s third own goal of the day.
But Heeley spared Hobson his blushes when he popped up with the winner 18 seconds from the end.
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