Internet Millers Programme Article- Nottingham Forest

Last updated : 20 January 2006 By Millersmad Staff
Our job was made even harder when three of our players took a wrong turning and found themselves back on the M1 so we had to start the game with a bare 11. This didn’t seem to affect us though and we made a brightish start. We didn’t create much, the last pass or some flying opposition bodies often letting us down.

As the game went on we imposed ourselves much more and it became one way traffic. We were beginning to create chances now and JV was unlucky not to get a first half hat-trick as he was denied by two good saves and the post. We were desperate to make our period of dominance count as we expected to come under pressure at some point in the game but it looked as if we would go in all square until we scored a nice goal just before the break. Benno spread the ball out to the left to JV who beat two men before pulling the ball back to Burnsy who had no problems slotting the ball home.

We doubled our lead within a minute of the second half beginning when JV turned in the middle of the pitch and threaded Jammer through who let the ball run and proceeded to score with his first touch after coming on as a half time sub. It wasn’t long before it was three as after a nice team move Burnsy fired in to the bottom corner and three soon became four when Burnsy completed his hat-trick with a fine solo effort.

This was a lot easier than expected and we were tearing through Watford at will. Burnsy grabbed his fourth of the game and 25th of the season with a great finish from just inside the area! We bombarded their goal with chance after chance and Gaz, Jammer and Lee all had opportunities and it was just not going to be JV’s day as he had several more efforts some of which saved and some of which went wide. In the end he was so desperate to get on the scoresheet that the ball was stuck to his feet when it might have been better to pass. It didn’t matter though as we won comfortably in the end against a team which beat us twice last season and that goes some way to showing how far we have come on this season.

Four of the playing squad had a rush of blood and decided to shoot on a further 110 miles to Bournemouth in what turned out to be a waste of time, money and petrol whilst the more sensible members of the team stayed in Watford and enjoyed some food and beer.

We returned to Rotherham to news that we would be faced with a trip to Edinburgh for the third consecutive year as Hearts pulled off a surprise win in the IFA Cup against Bury. We lost to Hearts in the 2004 IFA cup so we’ll be after revenge but yet another trip up there is far from ideal