Thursday evening already so by now it’ll not be news to any of you that Rotherham Titans maintained their assault on the higher slopes of National League One on Saturday with a win. Must admit that my attentions have rather been taken over by the following day’s England Women fixture against France since then but I wouldn’t want anyone to think that Rotherham’s game was less significant or enjoyable in my eyes.
Since my last visit just before Christmas, Rotherham have had mixed fortunes but were still well placed in the league table before the game. Opponents Esher have clearly struggled during the campaign, occupying a position close to the league’s bottom.
I know I’ve said it before but the weather really does seem to improve in these parts as you move east and south from ickledot HQ in West Yorkshire. At home it had been pouring with rain from early morning but miraculously, as I drove south on the A1 motorway, the skies cleared. By the time I reached Rotherham’s Clifton Lane ground the sun was shining. It was still cold and blustery but a huge improvement on conditions not so far north and west.
The game was a hard fought one as described in Rotherham’s match report. Basically the two sides were fairly equal in the first half but the home side had a much stronger second forty. It was certainly a game for the forwards and most of the scoring came from pack activity rather than high speed running. Overall the final score of 22-12 was a fair reflection of the game. Well played to both sides.
You can see more pictures from the game here. Rotherham Titans is a friendly and welcoming club. I really hope I can catch another of their games before the end of the season.