Southend ended Rotherham's unbeaten home record in style and extended their own winning run to three games.

Peter Gilbert opened the scoring when he lashed home from the edge of the box after the Millers' defence had failed to clear from a corner.

On-loan midfielder Michael Timlin doubled their lead in the second half with a powerful left-footed volley and made it 3-0 with an 18-yard strike.

Striker Neil Harris completed the drubbing with a tap-in.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham boss Andy Scott told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was totally unacceptable from start to finish. They were better then us in every department.

"My team was out-worked and out-fought and I'm very disappointed and upset about it. The players are well aware of that fact.

"One thing I'm going to have to take on board is that the players can't take the information on or carry out what's being asked of them. If that's going to be the case than the players won't be playing in the side.

"All we, the fans and chairman wants is to see their team working hard and putting everything they can into it."

Southend Manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:

"Obviously, we are very, very pleased, (Liam Dickinson) set the tone from the first minute.

"He just seemed to be a catalyst to everybody rolling their sleeves up and giving us 100 per cent.

"The important thing for us was that the shape of the team was exactly the way we wanted it, it was planned that way."

Match Stats

Shots

7 8

On target

2 6

Corners

6 4

Fouls

12 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:14 Full time

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

90:00 +2:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Timlin on Lewis Grabban. Free kick taken by Tom Newey.

90:00 +0:14

Foul by Mark Bradley on Liam Dickinson, free kick awarded. Sean Clohessy restarts play with the free kick.

88:18

Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Evans from the left by-line.

85:46

The ball is delivered by Dale Tonge.

84:56

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Holroyd. Free kick taken by Glenn Morris.

84:00

Corner taken right-footed by Gareth Evans.

81:59

Chris Holroyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Gilbert. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Morris.

80:22

Chris Holroyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Phillips. Chris Barker takes the direct free kick.

78:17 Substitution

Substitution Merrick James-Lewis joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Leonard.

76:39

Liam Dickinson is caught offside. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.

75:53

Mark Bradley challenges Mark Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Timlin takes the direct free kick.

75:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Clohessy by Johnny Mullins. Direct free kick taken by Sean Clohessy.

73:21

Mark Bradley has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

72:28

Michael Timlin is caught offside. Conrad Logan takes the indirect free kick.

71:38

Lewis Grabban has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

69:37

Kane Ferdinand delivers the ball.

68:47

Unfair challenge on JP Kalala by Alex Revell results in a free kick. Chris Barker restarts play with the free kick.

65:28 Substitution

Substitution Mark Bradley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Schofield.

65:28 Substitution

Substitution Johnny Mullins comes on in place of Troy Brown.

63:07

The assist for the goal came from Glenn Morris.

63:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Neil Harris - Rotherham 0 - 4 Southend Neil Harris fires in a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Rotherham 0-4 Southend.

62:37

Lewis Grabban gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Gilbert. Free kick taken by Glenn Morris,

62:08

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

59:57

Assist by Ryan Leonard.

59:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Timlin - Rotherham 0 - 3 Southend Michael Timlin grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Rotherham 0-3 Southend.

55:37

Liam Dickinson is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

54:21

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Peter Gilbert, clearance made by Danny Harrison.

54:09

Liam Dickinson crosses the ball, clearance by Troy Brown.

53:23

Foul by Liam Dickinson on Michael Raynes, free kick awarded. Conrad Logan takes the direct free kick.

52:24

JP Kalala challenges Chris Holroyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lewis Grabban restarts play with the free kick.

51:14

The ball is delivered by Michael Timlin.

50:24

Foul by Michael Raynes on Liam Dickinson, free kick awarded. Michael Timlin takes the direct free kick.

48:58

Chris Holroyd is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Glenn Morris.

46:47

Assist on the goal came from Ryan Leonard.

46:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Timlin - Rotherham 0 - 2 Southend Michael Timlin finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rotherham 0-2 Southend.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Marshall leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Holroyd.

45:00 +2:33 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +2:13

Foul by Ryan Leonard on Marcus Marshall, free kick awarded. Conrad Logan takes the direct free kick.

44:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Dickinson on Danny Harrison. Tom Newey takes the free kick.

41:11

Handball decision goes against Neil Harris. Conrad Logan takes the direct free kick.

39:18

Dale Tonge takes a shot. Glenn Morris makes a save.

37:27

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Schofield.

36:05

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Schofield from the right by-line.

35:48

Gareth Evans sends in a cross.

34:18

The ball is delivered by Gareth Evans, Effort from the edge of the area by Alex Revell goes wide of the right-hand post.

27:24

Dale Tonge produces a cross, Foul by Tom Newey on Ryan Leonard, free kick awarded. Glenn Morris takes the direct free kick.

22:23

Danny Harrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Kane Ferdinand. Michael Timlin takes the free kick.

21:27

Corner from right by-line taken by Gareth Evans.

21:11

The ball is sent over by Marcus Marshall.

19:56

Unfair challenge on Ryan Leonard by Dale Tonge results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Gilbert.

18:50

The referee blows for offside against Liam Dickinson. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

15:59

Corner from right by-line taken by Peter Gilbert.

15:04

Neil Harris takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.

14:37

A cross is delivered by Ryan Leonard.

12:18

Dale Tonge delivers the ball, Gareth Evans produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

11:18

Michael Timlin produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

9:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Peter Gilbert - Rotherham 0 - 1 Southend Goal scored by Peter Gilbert from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rotherham 0-1 Southend.

9:28

Peter Gilbert decides to take a short corner,

8:57

Michael Timlin takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a save.

8:35

Sean Clohessy crosses the ball.

7:52

Effort on goal by Dale Tonge from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

7:11

The assistant referee flags for offside against Neil Harris. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.

5:26

Danny Harrison takes a shot. Save by Glenn Morris. Corner taken by Gareth Evans from the right by-line.

4:59

Marcus Marshall fouled by Peter Gilbert, the ref awards a free kick. Dale Tonge takes the direct free kick.

3:45

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Timlin.

2:54

Foul by Tom Newey on Kane Ferdinand, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Morris.

2:01

Unfair challenge on Marcus Marshall by Kane Ferdinand results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Newey.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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