We’re sure that Rotherham United defender Wes Harding would have gone home with a beaming smile on his face last night anyway, and understandably so, after he netted his first ever senior goal in the Papa John’s Trophy tie with Cambridge United.
It wasn’t just his left-footed opener though that caught the eye.
His all-round performance at right wing back was judged the standout by Millers fans as the Millers booked their place in the semi-finals of this season’s Papa John’s Trophy competition.
The clash required penalties – and sudden death ones too – to decide who would advance, but if was Paul Warne’s men who prevailed with Viktor Johansson eventually denying Adam May from the spot.
Also nominated for the Man of the Match award – sponsored by PA Entertainments – Jamie Lindsay, Michael Ihiekwe and Joshua Kayode.
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 Saturday afternoon when the Millers travel to Crewe Alexandra in Sky Bet League One.