What is the best Rotherham goal at the New York Stadium?

Rotherham are coming up to six years in their new home and there have been some memorable moments along the way.

There have also been plenty of goals scored, both for and against, as every season has had something riding on it.

But which is the best goal the Millers have scored in the New York Stadium? Here’s a look at some contenders and the chance for you to vote.

Ben Pringle v Sheffield Wednesday – August 2013

One of the most famous goals in Rotherham’s recent history, Pringle went on his pig-killing expedition in glorious style in a League Cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday in August 2013. With the game only 10 minutes old Pringle gave the Millers the lead with a stunning finish as he lashed home a first-time 18-yard exocet from the angle of the penalty area which flew into Chris Kirkland’s top corner before the former England goalkeeper could blink. Pig Killer.

Lee Frecklington v Walsall – September 2017

The talismanic midfielder loved a spectacular goal for the Millers but he left his best until one of his last, scoring a worldie on his way to a hat-trick against Walsall earlier this season. With a sublime piece of skill and technique – a strike he ranks as his best at the club – Frecklington sent a vicious, dipping volley from 30 yards right down the middle of the goal like an arrow, leaving Saddlers keeper Mark Gillespie grasping at air. Bang.

Kieran Agard v Brentford – March 2014

Not on the same level of spectacular as some of the others, but this was a fine goal for a team at the peak of their powers on their way to promotion. And it was against a rival at the top of the division as well, capping off a sublime 45 minutes that put Brentford to the sword. Revell to Agard to Pringle to Adams to Agard to goal – a brilliant one-touch move. Liquid football.

Grant Ward v Burnley – October 2015

The Tottenham loanee had teased what he was capable of during pre-season with a number of fine goals, but he picked a fine moment to show it for real in a televised clash with Burnley. The Millers, under caretaker charge of Eric Black, were trailing until Grant entered the fray in stunning style. Receiving the ball from Joe Mattock, he cut in from the left, made a yard of space for himself and then sent a 25-yard rocket flying into the top corner. What a hit.

 

James Tavernier v Bristol City – March 2014

A contender for Rotherham’s best ever loanee, Tavernier highlighted what he was all about with a two-goal performance in a win over Bristol City, which was vital in booking the Millers’ play-off place. And the Newcastle loanee needed only two minutes to bag his first and it was a scorcher. Picking the ball up 40 yards out, he advanced a short distance and then let fly with a thumping effort that flew into the corner. His second was not too shabby either, bending a 20-yard free-kick in. Thwack.

 

Will Vaulks v Scunthorpe – October 2017

Vaulks introduced himself in fine style with a debut goal in 2016 but the Millers fans were forced to wait just over a year until the midfielder’s next stunner and it was some effort. Straight from the training ground, Rotherham played a corner short and fed Vaulks outside the area, he composed himself and crashed in a vicious effort across goal into the top corner. Take a bow son.

Jonson Clarke-Harris v Leeds – October 2014

Joining the club six weeks earlier as a record buy, Clarke-Harris chose some way to announce himself at to his new fans with an absolute rocket. It was one to tell the grandkids about as well as it proved to be a winner against Leeds in a televised Yorkshire derby. Picking the ball up near the centre circle the left-footer set off towards goal before unloading with a bullet-like effort that was low and swerving and ended up nearly ripping the New York net. Foot like a traction engine.

 

 

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