Loan Watch – Miller scores again as bad weather causes disruption

Bad weather meant two games were postponed and three loanees had to go without a fixture this weekend.

But for the rest it was business as usual around the Football League.

Miller continues goalscoring run…

George Miller scores against Peterborough

Bradford have sparked what you could call a mini revival of late given their start to the season, and George Miller has played a starring role in it.

The 20-year-old scored in the 3-3 draw against Plymouth last week and added two more goals to his tally this.

He bagged a brace in an enthralling FA Cup tie against Peterborough – the winner of which faced a trip to Middlesbrough in the next round.

Miller scored the third goal of the night – and Bradford’s first.

A long ball over the top wasn’t dealt with by Peterborough keeper Conor O’Malley and fell to David Ball, whose volley struck the post only for Miller to convert from two yards.

Bradford, then 3-1 down, turned the game on its head to lead 4-3 going into the final 15 minutes.

The fourth goal was Miller’s second. The striker bagged from close range again following a Jack Payne corner as the Bantams looked set for a trip to the Riverside.

That was until Posh striker Ivan Toney struck late on to complete his hattrick and force the game to a penalty shootout.

It was evenly poised at two each before misses from the aforementioned Payne and Paul Caddis handed Peterborough the tie.

The following game against Walsall wasn’t short of goals either.

Bradford put four past the Saddlers, one of which was set up by the in-form Miller, to earn their first win in five. Miller’s good form continues.

Elsewhere around the grounds…

Connor Ripley in action for Accrington Stanley

Connor Ripley was on the end of a 3-0 defeat to Southend on Saturday. A disappointing day for Stanley defensively, all three goals were given away cheaply, the first of which came from Ripley’s initial save. Highlights

Tyrone O’Neill came off the bench to play the final twelve minutes of Hartlepool’s 1-0 victory away to Leamington – their first win under new boss Richard Money.

Middlesbrough Minutes

• George Miller – 90 mins, two goals vs. Peterborough, 86 mins, assist vs. Walsall
• Connor Ripley – 90 mins vs. Southend
• Tyrone O’Neill – 12 mins vs. Leamington

Injured: Joe Fryer, Alex Pattison

Not involved: Enes Mahutovic

Game postponed: Aynsley Pears, Luke Armstrong, Nathan McGinley,

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