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REPORT | Reserves 0 v 2 York City

15 November 2016

Rotherham United Reserves were beaten 2-0 at home to York City in the Central League at Roundwood.

First half goals from Kaine Felix and Scott Fenwick secured the victory for the visitors, with the Millers best opening coming in the first half from a Ben Wiles header.

A youthful Millers outfit was predominantly made up of Academy scholars with a sprinkling of young professionals which included Mason Warren and Laurence Bilboe. 

It was Warren who had the first real attempt of the game but he blasted over from distance after a purposeful break.

On the half hour mark York took the lead. Daniel Nti beat his man down the right before drilling a cross onto the head of Felix who couldn’t miss from six yards.

Rotherham’s best chance came on 42 minutes when some neat play out wide from Joshua Kayode saw him pick out Wiles who headed over from close range.

York then doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time when Felix turned provider for Fenwick who headed in via a deflection off captain Warren from six yards out.

In the second half the Millers created a good chance just after the hour mark when Kayode rose at the back post but couldn’t connect with a dangerous delivery from the left.

York should have made the game safe with 20 minutes remaining but a double block from Bliboe, the second save from Matty Dixon, kept the Millers in with a chance.

Inside the final 10 minutes Warren stung the palms of ‘keeper Luke Simpson after the York stopper fluffed a clearance, but that was as close as the Millers came in the final few minutes as York comfortably saw the game out.

Rotherham: Bilboe; Atherton, Rose, Bailey, Hinds (Martin 73), McGinley (Mvumbi 76), Murr, Warren, Kayode, Wiles (Maguire ht), Francis (Naem 63).

Subs not used: McMahon.

York: Simpson; Rooney (Walton 54), Jackson, Higgins, Trialist, Trialist (Rogerson ht), Clappison, Dixon, Nti (Bruton 56), Fenwick, Felix.

Subs not used: Wilton, Fielding. 

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