My team ACTUALLY won a match!!! Four weeks too late yeah, doesn't matter at all because we're already relegated but we won a bloody match. East Anglia we love you. A third of our 21 league points have been gained from East Anglian Clubs (Ipswich 4 pts, Norwich 3 pts).
We deserved to win too. In truth it was a game played at the pace of a pre season friendly in front of a very quiet 8000 crowd, the fact that Ipswich made NINE changes from the side that beat Newcastle & played four first year professionals from their youth team doesn't distract from the fact that we beat em, AND for the first time in yonks kept a clean sheet.
The first half was largely forgettable apart from our star striker Danny Ward missing a 8th minute penalty after Jon Taylor was bundled over in the box by Dominic Samuel who hit the bar later in the half when it looked easier to score.
Both managers must have reminded their teams that they were in the entertainment industry because the second half was better, mainly due to actual first teamers coming on as sub & both sides actually having a go. Freddie Sears went close for the Tractor Boys & Samuel again had a strike well saved by O'Donnell in the Millers goal. The Millers looked better going forward too, with wingers Alex Bray & Anthony Forde putting in decent crosses & from a Forde cross that the Ipswich defence didn't deal with, Rotherham's best player on the day Tom Adyemi volleyed in from 12 yards in the 79th minute. With Town pushing forward in search of a leveller, Rotherham wasted a couple of opportunities to seal the win with Taylor & late substitute Jonson Clarke-Harris the culprits, but for the first time in ages, I was able to exit NYS with a little smile on my face.