Millers vs Sutton Valence 1st XI (Away) | 28 Sep 19

Lost 0-2

MoM: Olly Neal

The Millers traveled to Sutton Valence for the days ‘breakfast-time’ push-back. Evidently, neither the early start nor (possibly) Kent’s slipperiest pitch was agreeable with a a much changed team this week. As The Millers were still struggling to find their feet, both literally and figuratively, they conceded a soft goal in the opening 10minutes. Gradually they found their way into the game creating several half chances but without ever quite creating any clear-cut opportunities.

The deficit was still only one at half time though and the talk was cautiously optimistic. The Millers continued to battle well against a ‘physical’ opposition and held their own for long periods. However, a short corner proved their undoing midway through the half and, despite valiant efforts, the visitors were unable to answer this and the game ended 2-0.

The silver-lining came in the form of confident debuts for Henry Brett, Hugh Thompson and Alec Brydon too; as well as a very nice post-match tea at the nearby Queens Head. A more respectable push-back time awaits The Millers this coming weekend against old-foes Holcombe, on a pitch that is guaranteed to be more suited to field hockey rather than the ‘ice’ version of the game….