Ian Thomas-Moore scored a hat-trick as managerless Rotherham thrashed Lincoln.

The Millers were given the lead when Thomas-Moore, the son of ex-boss Ronnie Moore, finished from close range.

Danny Harrison then struck from distance before Thomas-Moore found the top corner and Ryan Taylor thumped in the fourth from inside the box.

Thomas-Moore got his third from the spot as Patrick Kanyuka saw red for a second booking, before Jason Taylor completed the rout from 25 yards.

POST-MATCH REACTION

Rotherham striker Ian Thomas-Moore told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It has been difficult to say the least, but today it's gone well for me.

"I spoke to him last night (former manager Ronnie Moore) and he said it's guaranteed that you'll win and you'll score the first goal

"It was a big decision for Andy coming in and leaving Alfie (Adam Le Fondre) out."

Lincoln City manager Steve Tilson told BBC Lincolnshire:

"They didn't earn the right to score six goals, we've gifted them four or five. We certainly need to buck our ideas up in the last eight games because that was nowhere near good enough.

"The difference between the sides was that it looked like Rotherham had something to play for and we hadn't, but we're not there yet, not by a long way.

"I've got to get some leaders in for next season, that's for sure, because we are so naive. I'll hold my hands up, I made a couple of changes that maybe I didn't need to, but they're pro footballers and they've got to be able to handle that and as a group of players we weren't good enough."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Lincoln City

  • 24 Parish
  • 03 Anderson
  • 04 Watts
  • 16 Kelly
  • 40 Kanyuka Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 07 Carayol
  • 09 McCallum
  • 26 Kilbey (O'Keefe - 76' )
  • 31 Fuseini
  • 27 Hutchinson
  • 39 Spencer (Hone - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Musselwhite
  • 02 Green
  • 06 Hone
  • 19 Clapham
  • 14 O'Keefe
  • 25 Hughton
  • 22 Hutchinson

Rotherham

  • 01 Warrington
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Newey
  • 06 Fenton (Cresswell - 46' )
  • 17 Mullins
  • 04 Harrison
  • 07 Law
  • 18 Bradley (Taylor - 73' )
  • 21 Marshall
  • 20 Taylor
  • 22 Moore Booked (Le Fondre - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Annerson
  • 05 Cresswell
  • 12 Green
  • 08 Taylor
  • 26 Daley
  • 10 Le Fondre
  • 27 Henderson
Ref: Russell
Att: 3,766

Match Stats

Shots

2 13

On target

2 7

Corners

3 7

Fouls

5 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:14 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

88:32

Ryan Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mustapha Carayol. Daniel Hone restarts play with the free kick.

86:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Jason Taylor - Lincoln 0 - 6 Rotherham Jason Taylor finds the net with a goal from long distance to the top right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 0-6 Rotherham.

81:10

The referee blows for offside against Adam Le Fondre. Elliott Parish restarts play with the free kick.

80:53

Ryan Taylor takes a shot. Elliott Parish makes a save.

79:34

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gavin McCallum. Ryan Cresswell takes the indirect free kick.

75:43 Substitution

Substitution (Lincoln City) makes a substitution, with Josh O'Keefe coming on for Tom Kilbey.

72:50 Substitution

Substitution Jason Taylor is brought on as a substitute for Mark Bradley.

68:12

Corner taken by Mustapha Carayol from the right by-line, save by Andy Warrington.

66:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Newey on Mustapha Carayol. Julian Kelly takes the free kick.

65:40

Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Newey, Effort on goal by Mark Bradley from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

64:48

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Newey from the right by-line.

64:04 Substitution

Substitution (Rotherham) makes a substitution, with Adam Le Fondre coming on for Ian Thomas-Moore.

63:42 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Hone is brought on as a substitute for Scott Spencer.

63:00

Patrick Kanyuka concedes a Penalty for a foul on Ian Thomas-Moore.

63:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Ian Thomas-Moore - Lincoln 0 - 5 Rotherham Penalty scored by Ian Thomas-Moore. Lincoln City 0-5 Rotherham.

61:29 Dismissal

Dismissal Patrick Kanyuka dismissed for second bookable offence.

60:59 Booking

Booking Patrick Kanyuka booked.

58:45

Ali Fuseini takes a shot. Save made by Andy Warrington.

58:13

Corner taken by Mustapha Carayol, Ryan Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

57:25

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mustapha Carayol from the right by-line, Adam Watts takes a shot. Blocked by Dale Tonge.

57:18

The ball is swung over by Mustapha Carayol, Mark Bradley gets a block in.

56:24

The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott Spencer. Free kick taken by Andy Warrington.

54:41

Ian Thomas-Moore is caught offside. Ali Fuseini takes the indirect free kick.

52:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Taylor - Lincoln 0 - 4 Rotherham Ryan Taylor scores a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 0-4 Rotherham.

51:55

Foul by Dale Tonge on Ali Fuseini, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Watts.

49:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Ian Thomas-Moore - Lincoln 0 - 3 Rotherham Ian Thomas-Moore fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 0-3 Rotherham.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Cresswell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nick Fenton.

45:00 +3:02 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

40:50

Tom Newey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mustapha Carayol. Direct free kick taken by Gavin McCallum.

37:56

Unfair challenge on Ali Fuseini by Mark Bradley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ali Fuseini.

36:54

Corner taken by Tom Newey.

36:33

Danny Harrison takes a shot. Clearance made by Patrick Kanyuka.

34:27

Tom Kilbey concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Thomas-Moore. Strike comes in from Nicky Law from the free kick.

33:11

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ben Hutchinson. Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.

32:14

Corner taken by Nicky Law from the left by-line, clearance made by Tom Kilbey.

30:57

Ian Thomas-Moore sends in a cross, Adam Watts makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law, save by Elliott Parish.

30:25

Long range shot by Danny Harrison goes wide right of the goal.

28:34

Ian Thomas-Moore is adjudged to have handled the ball. Adam Watts takes the free kick.

25:03

Ryan Taylor has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

21:10

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Law, Elliott Parish makes a save.

20:32

Marcus Marshall takes a shot. Save made by Elliott Parish.

19:00

Marcus Marshall concedes a free kick for a foul on Mustapha Carayol. Adam Watts restarts play with the free kick.

15:48

Scott Spencer is ruled offside. Andy Warrington takes the free kick.

14:36

Ben Hutchinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Fenton. Andy Warrington takes the free kick.

13:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Harrison - Lincoln 0 - 2 Rotherham Danny Harrison grabs a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 0-2 Rotherham.

12:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Watts by Ian Thomas-Moore. Elliott Parish takes the free kick.

12:36 Booking

Booking Ian Thomas-Moore is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

11:17

Unfair challenge on Marcus Marshall by Patrick Kanyuka results in a free kick. Tom Newey takes the free kick.

8:51

Nicky Law takes the inswinging corner,

8:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Ian Thomas-Moore - Lincoln 0 - 1 Rotherham Goal scored by Ian Thomas-Moore from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 0-1 Rotherham.

6:24

Ian Thomas-Moore is caught offside. Free kick taken by Adam Watts.

5:02

Foul by Nick Fenton on Ali Fuseini, free kick awarded. Patrick Kanyuka takes the free kick.

4:02

Foul by Tom Kilbey on Mark Bradley, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Warrington.

1:48

Effort from the edge of the area by Ryan Taylor goes wide of the left-hand post.

0:00

The match begins.

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