A blistering start by Rotherham saw them comfortably dispose of Dagenham, taking them level on points with table-topping Morecambe.

Having gone close three times in the first five minutes, Gareth Evans gave them the lead when he converted Marcus Marshall's cross.

Scott Doe equalised from Gavin Tomlin's corner but Lewis Grabban restored the lead with a header.

Grabban hit his second when he latched on to Evans' cross.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham boss Andy Scott told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was a 35 minute performance and fortunately it got us through.

"It's not good enough and I'm not happy with it and I have let the players know that.

"Standards have to be better then that, much better and we're better then that as players."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Rotherham

  • 01 Logan
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Newey
  • 05 Cresswell
  • 24 Raynes
  • 04 Harrison
  • 07 Evans (Pringle - 82' )
  • 08 Taylor
  • 12 Marshall Booked
  • 09 Revell
  • 23 Grabban (Holroyd - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Warrington
  • 22 Brown
  • 18 Pringle
  • 10 Williams
  • 20 Holroyd

Dag & Red

  • 30 Lewington
  • 04 Doe
  • 03 McCrory Booked
  • 15 Scannell
  • 18 Lee
  • 19 Ogogo
  • 24 Bingham (Nurse - 46' )
  • 33 Gain
  • 07 Williams
  • 11 Tomlin
  • 31 Walsh (Arber - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 27 Hogan
  • 05 Rose
  • 06 Arber
  • 09 Nurse
  • 23 Woodall
Ref: Ward
Att: 3,286

Match Stats

Shots

8 5

On target

4 2

Corners

2 8

Fouls

15 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:38 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:26

Abu Ogogo fouled by Ben Pringle, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Lewington. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gavin Tomlin from the right by-line.

90:00 +0:56

Free kick taken by Dale Tonge.

90:00 +0:56 Substitution

Substitution Chris Holroyd joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lewis Grabban.

90:00 +0:56 Booking

Booking The referee shows Damien McCrory a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +0:47

Damien McCrory gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Taylor.

86:48

Jon Nurse is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

86:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Grabban on Mark Arber. Mark Arber takes the direct free kick.

86:11

Gavin Tomlin sends in a cross.

84:07

Danny Harrison fouled by Sam Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Newey.

83:18

Gavin Tomlin takes a inswinging corner.

81:53 Substitution

Substitution Ben Pringle joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gareth Evans.

80:28

The official flags Lewis Grabban offside. Chris Lewington takes the free kick.

79:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Newey on Damian Scannell. Damien McCrory restarts play with the free kick.

76:26

Abu Ogogo challenges Lewis Grabban unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lewis Grabban. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Marcus Marshall.

74:44

A cross is delivered by Gavin Tomlin.

73:59

Gavin Tomlin takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Jason Taylor.

73:06

Oliver Lee takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Gavin Tomlin.

70:57

Handball by Gavin Tomlin. Direct free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

69:30

Direct free kick taken by Damien McCrory.

69:30 Booking

Booking The referee shows Marcus Marshall a yellow card.

69:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Marshall on Jon Nurse.

69:05

Lewis Grabban sends in a cross, clearance made by Mark Arber.

68:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gavin Tomlin. Conrad Logan takes the direct free kick.

65:28

Unfair challenge on Michael Raynes by Scott Doe results in a free kick. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.

64:58

Inswinging corner taken by Gavin Tomlin from the left by-line.

63:20

The referee blows for offside. Chris Lewington takes the direct free kick.

61:33

Peter Gain concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Revell. Gareth Evans restarts play with the free kick.

60:55

Effort on goal by Oliver Lee from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

60:00

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Tom Newey.

59:38

Centre by Gavin Tomlin.

59:14

Abu Ogogo fouled by Gareth Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Doe.

59:02

The ball is sent over by Abu Ogogo.

58:39

Unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin by Tom Newey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Abu Ogogo.

58:10

Gareth Evans delivers the ball, Damien McCrory makes a clearance.

57:28

Michael Raynes fouled by Sam Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

54:14

Effort on goal by Jon Nurse from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

53:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Gain by Gareth Evans. Direct free kick taken by Scott Doe.

52:43

Danny Harrison challenges Peter Gain unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Arber takes the free kick.

47:50

Effort from just outside the area by Dale Tonge goes over the target.

46:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien McCrory by Danny Harrison. Gavin Tomlin takes the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Phil Walsh goes off and Mark Arber comes on.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jon Nurse replaces Billy Bingham.

45:00 +1:43 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

44:47

Sam Williams takes a shot. Save made by Conrad Logan.

43:56

Lewis Grabban produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

43:12

Ryan Cresswell fouled by Sam Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Conrad Logan takes the direct free kick.

40:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Gain on Danny Harrison. Ryan Cresswell restarts play with the free kick.

39:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oliver Lee by Tom Newey. Abu Ogogo takes the direct free kick.

38:45

Abu Ogogo crosses the ball.

37:15

Gareth Evans provided the assist for the goal.

37:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Grabban - Rotherham 3 - 1 Dag & Red Lewis Grabban scores a goal from just inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Rotherham 3-1 Dag & Red.

35:48

The offside flag is raised against Marcus Marshall. Chris Lewington takes the free kick.

34:29

Unfair challenge on Chris Lewington by Marcus Marshall results in a free kick. Chris Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

28:15

Assist on the goal came from Marcus Marshall.

28:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Grabban - Rotherham 2 - 1 Dag & Red Goal scored by Lewis Grabban from close in low into the middle of the goal. Rotherham 2-1 Dag & Red.

27:11

Marcus Marshall produces a cross.

25:39

Gareth Evans takes a shot. Chris Lewington makes a save.

24:13

Gavin Tomlin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.

21:48

Oliver Lee fouled by Jason Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Damien McCrory.

20:05

Assist on the goal came from Gavin Tomlin.

20:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Doe - Rotherham 1 - 1 Dag & Red Scott Doe scores a headed goal from close range. Rotherham 1-1 Dag & Red.

19:35

Gavin Tomlin delivers the ball. Outswinging corner taken by Gavin Tomlin,

15:54

Oliver Lee takes a outswinging corner.

15:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oliver Lee by Jason Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Tomlin.

14:39

Oliver Lee fouled by Lewis Grabban, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

13:41

The ball is delivered by Gavin Tomlin.

12:57

Corner taken by Gavin Tomlin.

12:38

Abu Ogogo crosses the ball.

11:18

Shot from just outside the area by Gareth Evans goes over the bar.

9:52

Lewis Grabban concedes a free kick for a foul on Damien McCrory. Chris Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

7:37

Marcus Marshall provided the assist for the goal.

7:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Gareth Evans - Rotherham 1 - 0 Dag & Red Gareth Evans finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Rotherham 1-0 Dag & Red.

7:21

Marcus Marshall produces a cross.

6:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gavin Tomlin. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.

4:14

Shot from outside the box by Lewis Grabban misses to the left of the target.

1:36

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Marcus Marshall, save by Chris Lewington.

0:30

A cross is delivered by Tom Newey, clearance made by Scott Doe.

0:00

The game begins.

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