Rotherham United 0-1 Morecambe
Carabao Cup - Round Two
The Aesseal New York Stadium
Tuesday 23 August 2022
Attendance: 3,808 (172 Shrimps)
The Shrimps set another Sky Bet Championship side packing as Arthur Gnahoua’s second-half strike was enough to send us through to Round Three of this season’s Carabao Cup.
It was the home side who carved open the first opportunity of the game, some smart play down the Shrimps’ right saw Cohen Bramble drill a ball across the box in the direction of Georgie Kelly, but the Millers man could not guide the home.
On the 16th minute the side from the Sky Bet Championship created the next chance, a corner from Scott High found the head of Tom Eaves, his header back into the middle was nodded over the bar by Jamie McCart.
Six minutes later Jamie Lindsay thought he opened the scoring, a through ball from Kelly found the midfielder who broke the Shrimps’ back-line, thankfully his effort was lacking and he could only find the side-netting.
A sweeping move from right to left saw Dylan Connolly swing a ball into the box, full-back Liam Gibson was up from the back spun beautifully on the ball shifting the ball to his favoured left-foot before firing over the crossbar.
Half-time: Rotherham United 0-0 Morecambe
It was an effort from Ollie Rathbone 10 minutes after the break that re-ignited the second period, thankfully for the Shrimps, his volley was wide of the mark.
On the 72nd minute the Shrimps took the lead.
Caleb Watts on from the bench did superbly well to steal the ball off the toes of Lindsay, he set Gnahoua on his way, and with five defenders in his way it would take something special from the Frenchman to beat Vickers, and that is what he did.
He broke into the box and unleashed another special shot, similar to the goal he scored against Fleetwood Town earlier on in the season, with the strike having too much power in it for Vickers to keep out.
The home side rallied after that and threatened to level deep into the half with a succession of corners, only for efforts from Chiedozie Ogbene to end up on the top of Connor Ripley’s goal.
Full-time: Rotherham United 0-1 Morecambe
Rotherham United: Vickers, Harding, Bramall (Ferguson 64’), McCart, High, Eaves (Kayode 64’), Norton-Cuffy (Ogbene 64’), Kelly, Lindsay, Rathbone (Barlaser 64’), Peltier (C).
Subs not used: Johansson, Wiles, Bola, Odoffin, Humphreys.
Red cards: None.
Morecambe: Ripley, Love (C), Gibson (McLoughlin 80’), Rawson, Delaney, Taylor (O’Connor 65’), Fane, Connolly, Gnahoua, Weir (Watts 65’), Bedeau,
Subs not used: Smith, Da Silva Mendes, Mayor, Rooney, Davidson, Foden.
Goals: Gnahoua 72'
Red cards: None.