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Exclusive Interview: Reuben Reid

League 2 Online caught up with Rotherham United’s Reuben Reid, ahead of their clash against Aldershot this weekend…

Reid in action against Wolves earlier in the season

Reid in action against Wolves earlier in the season

Q: How are you enjoying the season so far at Rotherham?

A: Yes I am, the season started off really well for us, especially with the cup games.

Q: How far do you think the current Rotherham side can go?

A: The current side/squad has a lot of potential. We have some young lads who are all really gifted, so we belive we can win games.

Q: Obviously it was hard with the -17 point deduction, how did the side mentally overcome that?

A: The points deduction was a massive blow even before the season started but we got back on zero pretty quick, so now the aim is to push on

Q: But your scoring a few goals, you must be happy with your form?

A: I’ve got seven for the season, but honestly feel I could and should have had a few more. But scoring whilst playing out in a wide position and not in my preferred central role is encouraging.

Q: The defeat to Shrewsbury was dissapointing, what did you make of the game, and did you deserve the two sendings off?

A: We went to Shrewsbury with a plan to stay compact and be solid, and for 45 mins it went really well. Obviously then with the first sending off it became a lot more difficult but you could say both the red cards were deserved.

Q: Looking ahead to Aldershot, a tough game against the side who finally beat Wycombe. Are you confident you can beat them?

A: If we play how we know we can play then we are more than capable of turning Aldershot over.  But they will have confidence after their win against Wycombe.

Reid during his short loan spell at Torquay two seasons ago

Reid during his short loan spell at Torquay two seasons ago

Q: How would you rate League 2 as a whole?A: League 2 has got a lot better. It is fast and furious, and very competitive at the moment.

Q: Who do you think will win the league, and get relegated?

A: I wouldn’t like to predict the outcomes for the season. Like is said, it’s a very competitive and there is still a long way to go.

Q: You’ve played in League 2 for Rochdale, Torquay, Wycombe and now Rotherham. Where have you most enjoyed playing?

A: I had a great time with Torquay and they had some great fans which I really appreciated. But now at Rotherham I’m really enjoying my football here and long may it continue!

Cheers Reuben, and good luck for the rest of the season from League 2 Online.

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Saturday Dec 6 Fixtures

The big game of the day takes place at the Darlington Arena where 3rd placed Darlington host 5th placed Rochdale. Elsewhere Accrington against Brentford has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.

Accrington Stanley OFF Brentford, 15:00
Aldershot v Wycombe, 15:00
Bournemouth v Chester, 15:00
Bradford v Dag & Red, 15:00
Darlington v Rochdale, 15:00
Exeter v Lincoln City, 15:00
Gillingham v Chesterfield, 15:00
Luton v Barnet, 15:00
Macclesfield v Bury, 15:00
Notts County v Morecambe, 15:00
Port Vale v Grimsby, 15:00
Shrewsbury v Rotherham, 15:00

Saturday Nov 29 Result:

Accrington 1-2 Bury

Tuesday Dec 2 Result:

Luton 3-3 Bournemouth
Wycombe 4-0 Macclesfield

F.A. Cup Second Round

More misery for League 2 this weekend. In fact, the only League 2 club to make it through, were playing against a team from the same division!

Macclesfield beat Port Vale 3-1, with 2 goals from Francis Green handing them a home-tie against Premier League Everton in the Third Round draw.

Notts County face a replay, after being held by Kettering, as do Bournemouth, who were frustrated by Blyth Spartans. Bradford lost at home to League 1 Leyton Orient 2-1, and Dag & Red put up a good fight away to high-flying Leicester City, going down 3-2 in the end.

But the big story was our very own ‘invincibles’. Can’t lose in League 1, but put them on a sloped pitch against a team three divisions below them and they lose! Eastwood Town humbled the mighty Wycombe 2-0, and sent themselves through to the Third Round.

Forest Green beat Rochdale 2-0, to send another League 2 club on form out of the competition. And Brentford who comfortably sit in the top-half of League 2 were beaten by Conference strugglers Barrow.

F.A. Cup Second Round Results:

Friday Nov 28:

Barrow 2-1 Brentford
Port Vale 1-3 Macclesfield

Saturday Nov 29:

Bournemouth 0-0 Blyth Spartans
Bradford 1-2 Leyton Orient
Eastwood Town 2-0 Wycombe
Fleetwood Town 2-3 Hartlepool
Forest Green 2-0 Rochdale
Gillingham 0-0 Stockport
Grays Athletic 0-2 Carlisle
Kidderminster 2-0 Curzon Ashton
Leicester 3-2 Dag & Red
Millwall 3-0 Aldershot
Peterborough 0-0 Tranmere
Scunthorpe 4-0 Alfreton Town
Southend 3-1 Luton
Torquay 2-0 Oxford Utd

Sunday Nov 30:

Histon 1-0 Leeds
Notts County 1-1 Kettering

Sat Nov 22 Round-Up

Darlington went into this weekend top of League 2, but faced a fight from fellow promotion candidates Brentford. The Quakers looked like bouncing back from a mid-week loss to Droylsden when Richie Foran headed in unmarked. However a late Karleigh Osbourne equaliser denied them, and gave Wycombe the chance to go top.

And they did, in an entertaining game at home to Port Vale. Chris Zebroski and Matt Harrold both netted twice, although the Chairboys were made to work for it. A Marc Richards penalty, and a Scott Brown shot, twice brought the Stoke side within a goal.

Zebroski has hit some form for Wycombe

Zebroski has hit some form for Wycombe

Elsewhere at the top, Rochdale moved into third with a comfortable victory. Lee Thorpe and Adam le Fondre eased them home against rock-bottom Luton. Bury and Dag & Red both kept up their challenges with convincing wins. Bury ripped the form books apart with a 4-0 victory over Gillingham, while Dagenham smashed inconsistent Notts County 6-1, which included a Paul Benson hat-trick.

And Shrewsbury held on at Lincoln despite having Richard Walker sent off in the third minute.

Sat Nov 22 Results:

Barnet 1-3 Macclesfield
Brentford 1-1 Darlington
Bury 4-0 Gillingham
Chester 0-1 Aldershot
Chesterfield 1-1 Accrington
Dag & Red 6-1 Notts County
Lincoln City 1-1 Shrewsbury
Morecambe 1-1 Exeter
Rochdale 2-0 Luton
Rotherham 0-2 Bradford
Wycombe 4-2 Port Vale

Fri Nov 21 Result:

Grimsby 3-3 Bournemouth

Impressive Darlington move top

Clarke skillfully opened the scoring yesterday with a backheel

Clarke skillfully opened the scoring yesterday with a backheel

Two early goals from Billy Clarke (above) and Ricky Ravenhill saw Darlington overcome struggling Grimsby, who are now without a league win in 22 attempts. Jean-Paul Kalala scored a consolation on his return to Blundell Park.

Elsewhere in the division, high-flying Wycombe were held to a goaless draw by Rotherham. Barnet showed that their draw at Shrewsbury was no fluke, as they came from behind three times to draw with Bradford.

Rochdale moved imperiously up to 5th with a great victory at Brentford. Rory McArdle headed in to give Dale an early lead, and on the stroke of half-time Will Buckley added a second. On-loan Dean Bowditch got one back, but and Brentford’s late appeals for a penalty were turned down.

Saturday Nov 1 Results:

Bournemouth 1-1 Chesterfield

Bradford 3-3 Barnet

Brentford 1-2 Rochdale

Dag & Red 0-0 Accrington

Exeter 2-0 Chester

Grimsby 1-2 Darlington

Lincoln City 0-1 Port Vale

Macclesfield 0-1 Gillingham

Morecambe 2-0 Aldershot

Notts County 0-1 Bury

Rotherham 0-0 Wycombe

Shrewsbury 3-0 Luton

Spireites continue scoring streak

With a full set of mid-week games, League 2 threw up some interesting results.

 

 

Chesterfield went to third-placed Exeter and came away with a stunning 6-1 victory. Chesterfield went 1-0 up thanks to Jamie Winter thunderbolt from 25 yards out. Just before half-time they grabbed a second, Alan Goodall cutting inside and finishing well. Exeter pulled one back early in the second half, but a quick brace from veteran striker Jack Lester, plus goals from Jamie Ward and substitute Darren Currie saw the Spireites cruise to victory.

Elsewhere in the division, Chester City surprisingly overcame a lacklustre Brentford at the Deva. Ryan Lowe netted twice in a 3-0 victory for the underdogs. A late winner from Barry Conlon saw Bradford sneak a win over early-season pace setters Bury. Darlington beat Rotherham United 1-0 at the Don Valley stadium, while Shrewsbury went three games without a win, drawing 2-2 at home to Barnet.

League leaders Wycombe’s game at home to Macclesfield was abandoned after 23 minutes due to the bad weather, while Luton’s home fixture against Bournemouth suffered the same fate.

Tuesday Oct 28 Results:

Aldershot 1-0 Port Vale
Bradford 1-0 Bury
Chester 3-0 Brentford
Dag & Red 4-0 Grimsby
Exeter 1-6 Chesterfield
Lincoln City 2-0 Gillingham
Luton Town A-A Bournemouth
Morecambe 1-1 Accrington Stanley
Notts County 1-2 Rochdale
Rotherham 0-1 Darlington
Shrewsbury 2-2 Barnet
Wycombe A-A Macclesfield

Jack Lester netted twice for Chesterfield at St. James' Park