Doncaster Rovers vs Internet Millers Review

Last updated : 19 January 2005 By Denti

Vs: Doncaster IFC

Location: Cantley Park

Kick Off: 11:00am

Kit: Black Kit, Black IMFC shirts, White IMFC Shorts, Black IMFC Socks.

Result: Internet Millers won 6:1

Goals: S.Burns (4), Jebu, Andy P



1. Denti

2. Jebu

3. Symon

4. Burnsy

5. Duds

6. Shark

7. Vealo

8. Copey

9. Gilby

10. Andy P

11. Chris Grist

12. Lee

13. Dan

14. Paul El

Starting Formation and Tactics

The Internet Millers played a 442 formation with Denti and Paul El starting centre back, Gilby taking RB and Copey at LB. Centre of the park Dan and Lee were looking to put in strong performances with JV providing good natural width on the right and Andy P commanding the left flank. Up front Burnsy and Jebu would be looking to continue there good scoring form and consolidate themselves as the leagues leading strike partnership.

First Half

The Millers completely dominated the first half creating many a chances and playing some superb football against a disorganized
Doncaster side hit with late injuries and people pulling out of their squad.

The first goal was a well worked move in midfield that came to Lee near the edge of the box, a cunning reverse pass slipped in Burnsy who hit the ball on the bounce which rocketed into the top corner from the edge of the keepers box.

The pressure on the Donny keeper was relentless with Dan coming close on a couple of occasions and JV running wild down the wing linking superbly with full back Gilby.

The second IMFC goal was a familiar scenario. Jebu dropped deep off the defenders and quickly turned and played a ball over the shoulder of the last defender for Burnsy to run onto. Burns made no mistake in firing home past the keeper to give the millers a commanding start to the game.

It wasn’t soon after that Burns returned the favor for Jebu. Some neat interplay from defence to midfield was fed up to Burns chest and Jebu burst onto a delightful chest down by the big man to take him clean through. He dashed passed the out coming keeper and slotted home to make it 3-0.

The 4th IMFC goal before half time was the best of the lot. Jebu held the ball up well and tried to feed Burns into the goal. However, the Donny defence was tight so the ball got spread wide to Andy Parker who ran onto the ball and hit a fierce 25 yard shot into the roof of the net. A fine goal at any level.

Half Time score:
Doncaster 0 Vs 4 IMFC

Second Half

With the game very much in the bag IMFC swapped centre midfield Dan onto Doncasters side who were suffering from injuries. The energy and tackling of Dan in the second half against a somewhat complacent millers side really made the game a much tighter affair and as the wind blew strong and the rain fell the Donny lads worked very hard in a much more even second half.

The game got very scrappy with IMFC having to make some forced substitutions of already substituted players due to slight injuries and the Donny defence learnt from the first half not to leave gaps in behind and tightened up a great deal.

With 20 minutes to go Donny got a goal they deserved when from a corner the ball wasn’t cleared and after a number of ricochets the ball fell kindly to a Donny forward who poked home.

IMFC responded and Burns made the game completely safe again when a long cross field ball by Jebu put the defence in confusion and he strode towards the keeper and somewhat miss hit the shot but it nestled safely in the corner.

With Doncaster deflated the millers added a 6th in the dying minutes when a good run by Jebu out wide saw him jink past 3 or 4 players and square towards the penalty spot for Burns who calmly side-footed into the bottom corner of the net.

Full Time score:
Doncaster 1 Vs 6 IMFC

Cheers to Donny lads for the couple of games this year. Been a pleasure in them both and we also enjoyed the chip butties afterwards. A convincing win going into the Christmas period that saw IMFC, the
Rotherham supporters, sit proudly on top of the National IFA league. With some tough games to come in the new year it will be an hard task to remain top but the team has the ability to at least finish top 3. A special mention to both Lee and Dan who had great games in this victory and of course to the big man for his 4 goals which keeps him well clear at the top of the IFA scorers chart.