Date: 12th April 2008 at 7:15pm
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Injuries for the Mariners seen Matthew Bird make his second start on the bench alongside Grant Normington.

The Millers started well and got a cross in on 3 minutes But Tom Cahill`s cross was cleared by Nick Fenton.

Town got a break on 11 minutes and Peter Till sent in a cross and it was met by Jamie Clarke who tried to get the ball to Nick Hegarty but the ball was cleared by Pablo Mills.

Rotherham`s Jamie Green sent a cross to Cahill and he fired a shot in but Phillip Barnes managed to knock the ball away.

Ryan Taylor then got a shot in for the Millers on 20 minutes but he sent a powerful long range shot over the bar.

Jamie Green got a cross in 3 minutes later for United but Barnes caught hold of the ball before the Millers won a corner. Peter Holmes sent the corner to the centre but the ball was cleared by Jamie Clarke.

Peter Till was fouled by Green after 27 minutes. Tom Newey sent the ball into the area but the Millers keeper was first to the ball and caught hold of it.

Till then had a shot but fired the ball over the bar before Rotherham went on the attack and a cross by Dale Tonge was cleared by Nick Fenton.

Nick Hegarty sent a cross in for Town but the ball was cleared for a corner by Marc Joseph. Danny Boshell took the corner but it was cleared by Tonge before Peter Bore then tried a cross and that was cleared by Mills.

Tom Cahill tried a shot from 25 yards but his effort was blocked by Fenton.

Rotherham then took the lead on 40 minutes. Ryan Taylor got into the area and fired low and into the bottom right of the goal. GRIMSBY 0 ROTHERHAM 1.

Peter Holmes then tried to get a second for the Millers but his attempt was blocked by Danny Boshell.

Holmes then had a cross cleared by Fenton before Cahill tried a cross and that was cleared by Peter Bore.

The half time whistle came and Town went in trailing and hoping for better in the second half.

HT: GRIMSBY 0 ROTHERHAM 1.

Alan Buckley made a change at the start of the second half bringing Andy Taylor on for Ciaran Toner.

Danny Boshell was then booked on 48 minutes for a foul on Danny Harrison.

Hegarty sent a cross in but United`s Joseph cleared before Andy Taylor fired a shot in but Marc Joseph blocked it.

Danny Harrison was then booked after 59 minutes for a foul on Danny Boshell before Nick Hegarty tried a shot that was cleared by Joseph.

Peter Holmes then sent a cross into the area but the ball was caught by Barnes.

Town won a corner on 65 minutes. Till sent the ball to the centre but it was cleared by Joseph before Boshell tried a volley but the ball was blocked by Mark Hudson.

Rotherham made a change on 67 minutes when Tom Cahill was replaced by Marc Newsham before Town made their second change a minute later. Peter Bore was replaced by Gary Jones.

Peter Holmes then sent a shot in on 70 minutes but Barnes managed to knock the ball away before Newsham sent a cross in and the ball was caught by Barnes.

Martin Butler then tried to get an equaliser for the Mariners and against his former team but he sent the ball over the bar.

Alan Buckley made his final change on 78 minutes when Matthew Bird made his first appearance for the first team and replaced Jamie Clarke.

Town won a corner on 80 minutes. Peter Till took the corner and sent it to the centre but Pablo Mills cleared for Rotherham has Grimsby searched for an equaliser.

Andy Taylor sent a cross in but Dale Tonge cleared the ball and Town couldn`t seem to find a way past the Rotherham defence.

Town could not find any thing has the game went in to stoppage time. The final whistle went to bring the game to an end and the Mariners suffer their fourth defeat in a row.

FT: GRIMSBY 0 ROTHERHAM 1.