Rotherham secured an impressive win against Macclesfield under caretaker boss Darren Patterson.

The Millers went ahead when Mark Bradley nodded in at the far post.

Ben Pringle slotted in for 2-0, but the Silkmen, playing under returning boss Brian Horton, replied when Matt Smith headed in Matt Hamshaw's corner.

Alex Revell fired in for 3-1, Lewis Chalmers scored from the spot after Mark Bradley tripped Smith, but Cadogen rounded it off at the third attempt.

It was an encouraging win for the home side, who parted company with former boss Andy Scott on Monday.

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Rotherham United caretaker manager Darren Patterson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought the players were excellent from start to finish. We bossed the game, played some good stuff at times and created lots of chances.

"A massive amount of praise for the players and staff, it's been a horrendous couple of days for us.

"We're obviously devastated at losing Andy (Scott), but we were very professional today."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Rotherham

  • 01 Taylor
  • 17 Mullins
  • 24 Raynes
  • 07 Evans (Hoskins - 86' )
  • 08 Taylor
  • 11 Schofield
  • 15 Bradley
  • 18 Pringle
  • 26 Wood
  • 28 Cadogan
  • 09 Revell (Harrison - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Warrington
  • 02 Tonge
  • 04 Harrison
  • 10 Hoskins
  • 23 Grabban

Macclesfield

  • 40 O'Donnell
  • 02 Bateson
  • 03 Tremarco (Chalmers - 29' )
  • 14 Diagne
  • 36 Connolly
  • 11 Daniel
  • 12 Mendy
  • 17 Wedgebury (Mukendi - 59' )
  • 20 Hamshaw
  • 09 Donnelly
  • 38 Smith

Substitutes

  • 35 Futcher
  • 07 Chalmers
  • 25 Thomas
  • 10 Mukendi
  • 23 Tomlinson
Ref: Phil Gibbs
Att: 2,505

Match Stats

Shots

16 6

On target

4 1

Corners

4 6

Fouls

7 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:20 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3:41

Handball decision goes against Sam Wood. Mark Connolly takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:47

Foul by Matt Smith on Johnny Mullins, free kick awarded. Rhys Taylor takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:37

Sam Hoskins is ruled offside. Richard O'Donnell takes the indirect free kick. Matt Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Wood. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

87:38

Foul by Vinny Mukendi on Danny Harrison, free kick awarded. Rhys Taylor takes the direct free kick.

85:25 Substitution

Substitution Sam Hoskins replaces Gareth Evans.

76:55

Gareth Evans provided the assist for the goal.

76:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Kieron Cadogan - Rotherham 4 - 2 Macclesfld Goal scored by Kieron Cadogan from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rotherham 4-2 Macclesfield.

76:39

Danny Harrison takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell. Jason Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Richard O'Donnell. Gareth Evans takes a shot.

76:01

Matthew Hamshaw takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Rhys Taylor makes a save.

72:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Chalmers - Rotherham 3 - 2 Macclesfld Placed penalty scored by Lewis Chalmers. Rotherham 3-2 Macclesfield.

71:23

Foul by Mark Bradley on Matt Smith, Penalty awarded.

70:45

Mark Connolly fouled by Gareth Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Lewis Chalmers takes the free kick.

69:43 Substitution

Substitution Danny Harrison on for Alex Revell.

67:44

Assist on the goal came from Jason Taylor.

67:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Alex Revell - Rotherham 3 - 1 Macclesfld Alex Revell fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rotherham 3-1 Macclesfield.

64:56

The assist for the goal came from Matthew Hamshaw.

64:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Smith - Rotherham 2 - 1 Macclesfld Matt Smith finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Rotherham 2-1 Macclesfield.

64:25

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw from the left by-line.

63:51

Kieron Cadogan challenges Colin Daniel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

62:35

Shot by Matthew Hamshaw from just outside the area goes over the net.

61:36

Close range effort by Alex Revell clears the crossbar.

59:03

Shot from close in by Matt Smith strikes the post.

58:38 Substitution

Substitution Sam Wedgbury goes off and Vinny Mukendi comes on.

56:44

Assist by Kieron Cadogan.

56:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Pringle - Rotherham 2 - 0 Macclesfld Ben Pringle finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rotherham 2-0 Macclesfield.

53:48

Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw to the near post, Mark Bradley manages to make a clearance.

53:13

Effort from just outside the area by Ben Pringle goes over the bar.

51:17

Gareth Evans takes a inswinging corner.

51:03

Jason Taylor produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

50:12

Foul by Lewis Chalmers on Danny Schofield, free kick awarded. Ben Pringle restarts play with the free kick.

49:03

Corner taken by Gareth Evans from the left by-line to the near post, Mark Connolly manages to make a clearance.

47:50

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Tony Diagne.

46:08

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Pringle, Ben Pringle takes a shot. Richard O'Donnell makes a save.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:47 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:38

Foul by George Donnelly on Jason Taylor, free kick awarded. Rhys Taylor takes the direct free kick.

43:01

Tony Diagne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Pringle. Jason Taylor takes the free kick.

41:01

The ball is delivered by Matthew Hamshaw. Outswinging corner taken by Matthew Hamshaw from the right by-line played to the near post, Gareth Evans makes a clearance.

39:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Schofield by Arnaud Mendy. Jason Taylor takes the direct free kick.

37:51

Kieron Cadogan concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Chalmers. Matthew Hamshaw takes the free kick, Effort from inside the area by Matt Smith misses to the left of the target.

36:07

The assist for the goal came from Danny Schofield.

36:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Bradley - Rotherham 1 - 0 Macclesfld Mark Bradley grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Rotherham 1-0 Macclesfield.

35:34

Matthew Hamshaw takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Johnny Mullins.

35:05

George Donnelly challenges Michael Raynes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnny Mullins takes the direct free kick.

33:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Chalmers on Danny Schofield. Free kick crossed by Ben Pringle.

31:21

A cross is delivered by Matt Smith.

30:13

Foul by George Donnelly on Sam Wood, free kick awarded. Sam Wood takes the free kick.

27:50 Substitution

Substitution Carl Tremarco leaves the field to be replaced by Lewis Chalmers.

27:50

Gareth Evans takes a shot. Clearance by Arnaud Mendy.

25:00

Sam Wedgbury takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Taylor.

23:17

Ben Pringle produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

17:15

Gareth Evans produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

16:36

Jason Taylor takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

15:06

Matthew Hamshaw is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Wood.

10:45

Foul by Alex Revell on Richard O'Donnell, free kick awarded. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

9:49

The offside flag is raised against Alex Revell. Richard O'Donnell takes the indirect free kick.

8:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Connolly by Alex Revell. Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

6:04

Sam Wedgbury challenges Gareth Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gareth Evans fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

5:25

A cross is delivered by Matthew Hamshaw, Rhys Taylor makes a clearance.

2:25

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Hamshaw from the left by-line, Mark Connolly has a headed effort at goal from close in that bounces off the post.

1:29

Unfair challenge on Arnaud Mendy by Jason Taylor results in a free kick. Mark Connolly restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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