14th Jan 2006 Rotherham 4*(Home) 1 - 1 draw
HALL A, BLACKBURN P, HATTON T, HUGHES C, JORDAN A, KETTEMAN M (1), STELL H, STELL S, TIMPERLEY M, KELLY A, JORDAN J, DRAKARD J,
Ben Rhydding 5ths 1 : Rotherham 1
Ben Rhydding played well for long periods of the game but were disappointed not to come away with a win in this bottom of the table clash. Rhydding started the game well with an early diving shot by the enthusiastic left wing James Jordan which was saved although Rhydding kept up the pressure and scored through Mark Ketteman. But Rotherham came back quickly with a breakaway goal after a Rhydding short corner. The second half was goalless but exciting with the regular hothead Tony Hatton almost getting carded, already annoyed that Man U had lost 2-1. Sam Stell however was involved in some frisky exchanges at right half and together with his brother Henry they worked the midfield well and earned a number of short corners. Rhydding however could not get through due to the Rotherham Keeper making some fine saves. The match ended as a draw but it is a promising start to a new year for the fifth team.