Rotherham United Reserves 3-0 Gateshead Reserves

16/04/2012, by Jeff Bowron

Phil TurnbullGateshead reserves completed their second season in the Central League with a 3-0 defeat at Rotherham United.

The Millers never looked back after they scored two early goals and then added another in the second half.

Midfield man Phil Turnbull got 90 minutes under his belt after recovering from a toe injury that sidelined him for five games.

Striker Liam Hatch and central defender Carl Magnay also played the full game following three match bans.

Rotherham eased to a comfortable victory in front of new manager Steve Evans who last season took Crawley Town into the Football League.

"It was a disappointing finish to what has been a season of progression in the Central League," said Gateshead manager Ian Bogie.

"We struggled to get to grips with Rotherham's tempo in the first half. They pressed well and forced us into mistakes.

"The Rotherham players were playing in front of a new manager and keen to impress and we were second best.

"None of our players particularly caught the eye but the plus is that Magnay, Hatch and Turnbull all came through unscathed.

"That strengthens, what has been a depleted squad, for Saturday's important game at Bath City."


Gateshead Res: Farman, Allan (Lynch 46), Marshall, Marwood, Magnay, Gilbert, Brittain, Turnbull, Hatch, Clowes, Moore
Subs (not used): Brown, Jameson (gk)