Heart, desire and determination.
Three words that epitomised the Good Friday display from Rotherham United in their 1-0 success over Ipswich Town at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
With the Sky cameras in town, Paul Warne’s men knew three points would lift them back into the automatic promotion places.
Following a second half onslaught, the winning goal finally came with 12 minutes left on the clock, when Michael Smith swept the ball home.
On a day where so many stood up to the task and took the game to the Tractor Boys, there was one player on everyone’s lips come full time.
Ollie Rathbone just never stopped running. Alongside Jamie Lindsay, he pressed and harried the visitors, forcing them into mistakes as well as winning possession back for his side, playing a crucial role in the high press.
Rathbone’s performance was enough to win the Sky Man of the Match Award and he added a PA Entertainments Man of the Match crown to boot, with 58.3% of the 991 votes cast following the match.
This poll is supported by our friends at PA Entertainments and Terrace Threads.
PA Entertainments have been long-term supporters of the football club and were hailed for their recent work which involved them lighting up the AESSEAL New York Stadium in the colours of the NHS and more recently, with the image of a poppy for Armistice Day.
Supporters may be aware that we recently welcomed Terrace Threads on-board, who took up the option of sponsoring our newly-produced ‘Goal Gifs’ for the duration of the 2021/22 campaign.
Following discussions between the two parties, they have collaborated to give supporters an added incentive to vote for our Twitter Man of the Match Poll, with fans who cast a vote and retweet our social media poll automatically entered into a prize draw to win a Beanie Hat from Terrace Threads.
The PA Entertainments Man of the Match and the lucky winner of the Beanie Hat will be revealed on a Monday morning following a Saturday fixture or midday on the day after a midweek fixture.
The next opportunity for supporters to pick their Man of the Match is on Tuesday, when the Millers visit Burton Albion in Sky Bet League One.