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On the club's 116th birthday, United's reserves celebrated by totally overwhelming neighbours Rotherham in Tuesday's Pontins League fixture.</P>

<P>The 3-0 scoreline fails to emphasis United's dominance at Millmoor where Colin Marrison bagged two headers and Ryan Gyaki scored for the third successive reserve game.</P>

<P>United's youngsters made a bright opening and short neat passes brought a number of chances. Ross and Quinn were involved in most of United's attacking play and the former presented Marrison with a chance on seven minutes but his shot found the new Tivoli seating.</P>

<P>Gyaki shot at Montgomery after another move involving Ross, back in his more familiar midfield role, whilst on 27 minutes a deep Quinn corner was met by Marrison but the Millers goalkeeper smartly tipped around the post.</P>

<P>Gyaki, playing on the right, became more involved in the game as the half wore on and shot again at Montgomery on 34 minutes but moments before the break United lost Haidong.</P>

<P>Ross played in the Chinese striker but his first touch was a little too heavy and forced him into a collision with Montgomery. After a couple of moments of treatment he hobbled off alongside physio Nigel Cox and Academy striker Jordan Robertson took his place.</P>

<P>The second half followed a similar pattern as United pressed again. Gyaki headed wide a near post cross from Binnion and then Quinn hit the top of the crossbar with a shot from outside the penalty area.</P>

<P>Rotherham's first chance saw Proctor shoot over after Bradford flighted a ball down the right channel but United were quickly back on the offensive and were denied by a superb double save from Montgomery on 58 minutes. Ross powered in a shot from the edge of the box which the goalkeeper parried and he was quickly back to his feet to save, and hold, the rebound from Robertson.</P>

<P>Montgomery also tipped over a shot from Harper before United's dominance was finally rewarded on the hour. Ross had already delivered for Marrison to head goalwards and after the Millers failed to clear, the same combination gave United the lead with MARRISON swooping to score with a diving header.</P>

<P>United's pressure was relentless as Rotherham struggled to cope. Bradford had to head off his own line after Marrison threatened and then Binnion picked out the unmarked Robertson but the header was just over.</P>

<P>Gyaki fired a first time effort just wide but on 81 minutes he put the game out of Rotherham's reach with a fantastic strike. From Law's throw, two defenders caused themselves problems and GYAKI took advantage to half volley over Montgomery and into the far corner.</P>

<P>United claimed a third on 86 minutes to add gloss to the scoreline. Again Ross delivered and MARRISON found space in the penalty area to head past the helpless Montgomery. The goal was nothing more than United deserved for an impressive team performance.<BR><BR>Rotherham: Montgomery, Peers, Brogan, Bradford, El-Salahi, King, Whittington, Vernazza, Proctor, Newsham, Burridge (Armstrong 56). Unused: Stansfield, Hedge.<BR>Blades: Haystead, Law (Rowley 82), Binnion, Harper, Travis (Hill 82), McFadzean, Gyaki, Ross, Haidong (J. Robertson 44), Marrison, S. Quinn. Unused: Beanes, Kerry.<BR></P>


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