Miller miss costs Robins
The Robins’ new signing from Huddersfield took the penalty in
the 71st minute, awarded after a handball in the Pools penalty area
by Peter Hartley, but he lacked composure and his right-footed kick
was blazed high over the roof of the stand.
Paolo Di Canio’s side had the better chances and looked the most
likely to score in a competitive and entertaining encounter.
Miller had the game’s first chance after five minutes, shooting
straight at goalkeeper Scott Flinders from 20 yards.
Flinders then saved well from Matt Richie after the winger had
been picked out at the far post by Raffaele De Vita on the opposite
A heavy touch by Pools’ James Poole in the area cost him a
chance, but a minute later the home side almost snatched the lead
when Evan Horwood’s free-kick was met by Steve Howard and the
striker’s header came back off the post with goalkeeper Wes