Shrewsbury recovered from the shock of conceding an early goal to take another major step towards automatic promotion.

The Millers, with manager Steve Evans taking charge for the first time, went ahead when Ryan Cresswell headed home after a corner.

Terry Gornell equalised with a low shot from 20 yards past Rhys Taylor and the Shrews, unbeaten at home in 30 matches, went ahead when Aaron Wildig tapped in.

Gornell made sure of the points with another shot into the bottom corner.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"When you play the top sides, it doesn't matter how much of the ball you've got or possession, if you make mistakes you'll be punished.

"We got a good start and it is a shame really because we should have been three up [at half-time]. The game should have been over as a contest.

"When young Tommy [Newey] makes a mistake, they work it and get a goal from that."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Shrewsbury

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Grandison
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 05 Sharps
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff Booked
  • 07 Wright
  • 08 Wroe Booked
  • 14 Richards
  • 20 Wildig (Taylor - 86' )
  • 09 Collins (Morgan - 77' )
  • 24 Gornell

Substitutes

  • 25 Smith
  • 21 McLaughlin
  • 04 McAllister
  • 23 Taylor
  • 10 Morgan

Rotherham

  • 01 Taylor
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Newey
  • 05 Cresswell Booked
  • 17 Mullins
  • 07 Evans (Hoskins - 78' )
  • 08 Taylor Booked
  • 11 Schofield
  • 18 Pringle (Wood - 66' )
  • 09 Revell
  • 23 Grabban Booked

Substitutes

  • 21 Warrington
  • 15 Bradley
  • 26 Wood
  • 28 Cadogan
  • 10 Hoskins
Ref: Danny McDermid
Att: 5,873

Match Stats

Shots

8 21

On target

6 7

Corners

2 7

Fouls

6 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:14 Full time

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

90:00 +4:45

The ball is delivered by Terry Gornell, clearance by Tom Newey.

90:00 +1:11

Alex Revell sends in a cross.

90:00 +0:58

Sam Hoskins takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a save.

90:00 +0:14

The ball is crossed by Jon Taylor, clearance by Jason Taylor.

88:28

Jason Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Chris Neal. Ryan Cresswell produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

88:17

The ball is crossed by Tom Newey, clearance made by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

87:36 Booking

Booking Shane Cansdell-Sherriff is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

87:00

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Revell. Direct free kick taken by Dale Tonge.

85:24 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Wildig goes off and Jon Taylor comes on.

85:24

Terry Gornell crosses the ball, Mark Wright takes a shot. Dale Tonge gets a block in.

85:18

The ball is crossed by Nicky Wroe.

84:19

A cross is delivered by Dale Tonge, clearance by Aaron Wildig.

83:32

Shot from just outside the area by Sam Hoskins misses to the left of the target.

81:49

Dale Tonge sends in a cross, clearance by Jermaine Grandison. Corner taken left-footed by Tom Newey to the near post, Jason Taylor has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

81:39

A cross is delivered by Sam Wood.

76:34 Substitution

Substitution Sam Hoskins comes on in place of Gareth Evans.

76:34 Substitution

Substitution James Collins goes off and Marvin Morgan comes on.

76:06

Gareth Evans delivers the ball, blocked by Matthew Richards.

75:48

Matthew Richards sends in a cross, Rhys Taylor makes a clearance.

74:04

James Collins is adjudged to have handled the ball. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

73:27

Foul by Dale Tonge on Mark Wright, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal.

73:21

Gareth Evans produces a cross, clearance by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

71:55

Nicky Wroe produces a cross.

71:12

Tom Newey produces a cross, Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance.

66:40

James Collins provided the assist for the goal.

66:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Terry Gornell - Shrewsbury 3 - 1 Rotherham Terry Gornell grabs a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 3-1 Rotherham.

65:10 Substitution

Substitution Sam Wood joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Pringle.

65:10

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Collins. Rhys Taylor takes the direct free kick.

63:08

Centre by Lewis Grabban, Gareth Evans takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

61:13

The ball is sent over by Jason Taylor, clearance by Aaron Wildig.

61:01

The ball is crossed by Alex Revell, clearance made by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

58:24

Dale Tonge sends in a cross, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Ben Pringle, Ian Sharps makes a clearance. Corner taken by Gareth Evans, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Ryan Cresswell goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

57:59

Jermaine Grandison challenges Gareth Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Pringle takes the direct free kick.

57:43

The ball is sent over by Gareth Evans, clearance made by Matthew Richards.

54:43

Cross/shot by Alex Revell.

53:57

Unfair challenge on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff by Alex Revell results in a free kick. Joe Jacobson takes the free kick.

53:15

Dale Tonge sends in a cross.

53:10

The ball is crossed by Ryan Cresswell, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff manages to make a clearance.

52:59

Lewis Grabban delivers the ball, Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance.

51:48

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Ian Sharps gets a block in.

49:17

Gareth Evans produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

48:37

The ball is swung over by Lewis Grabban.

47:29

Assist by Nicky Wroe.

47:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Aaron Wildig - Shrewsbury 2 - 1 Rotherham Goal scored by Aaron Wildig from close in low into the middle of the goal. Shrewsbury 2-1 Rotherham.

47:13

The ball is delivered by Nicky Wroe,

45:52

Centre by Joe Jacobson, Nicky Wroe takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Newey. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright from the left by-line, Ryan Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

45:06

The referee penalises Terry Gornell for handball. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Cresswell.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +3:23 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:34

Assist by James Collins.

45:00 +1:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Terry Gornell - Shrewsbury 1 - 1 Rotherham Goal scored by Terry Gornell from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 1-1 Rotherham.

44:38

The ball is delivered by Ben Pringle, clearance made by Aaron Wildig. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gareth Evans.

43:14

Mark Wright delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Jason Taylor manages to make a clearance. Effort from deep inside the area by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff clears the bar.

43:14 Booking

Booking Ryan Cresswell receives a yellow card.

42:30

Ryan Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Terry Gornell.

41:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Terry Gornell by Tom Newey. Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick.

41:01

Shot by Ben Pringle from a long way out goes over the target.

40:22

Ian Sharps takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.

40:04

Ryan Cresswell is adjudged to have handled the ball. Tom Newey takes the free kick.

39:26

Lewis Grabban takes a shot.

38:13

Jason Taylor has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

36:08

Alex Revell takes a shot.

35:17

The ball is delivered by Dale Tonge, Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

33:54

Ben Pringle has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

32:39

Joe Jacobson concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Grabban. Ben Pringle takes the free kick.

30:52

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards, Rhys Taylor fouled by Terry Gornell, the ref awards a free kick. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

29:01

Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Wright from left wing, Jason Taylor makes a clearance. Terry Gornell handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

29:01 Booking

Booking Lewis Grabban is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

28:48

Joe Jacobson fouled by Lewis Grabban, the ref awards a free kick.

28:30

The ball is sent over by Aaron Wildig.

27:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnny Mullins by Terry Gornell. Tom Newey takes the free kick.

26:07

A cross is delivered by Gareth Evans, save made by Chris Neal.

25:42

Foul by Jermaine Grandison on Gareth Evans, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tom Newey.

23:13

Ben Pringle sends in a cross, Matthew Richards manages to make a clearance.

20:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Newey on Terry Gornell. Free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.

18:37 Booking

Booking Nicky Wroe goes into the referee's book.

18:29 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Jason Taylor for unsporting behaviour.

17:40

Nicky Wroe fouled by Jason Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

16:42

The ball is crossed by Gareth Evans, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff makes a clearance.

15:58

Foul by Alex Revell on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal.

15:52

Lewis Grabban crosses the ball, clearance made by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

15:20

The offside flag is raised against Ben Pringle. Free kick taken by Chris Neal.

11:05

Unfair challenge on Nicky Wroe by Jason Taylor results in a free kick. Joe Jacobson takes the free kick.

9:41

James Collins takes a shot.

8:43

Corner from right by-line taken by Ben Pringle.

8:29

Alex Revell takes a shot. Ian Sharps gets a block in.

7:59

The ball is crossed by Gareth Evans, Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

6:25

Shot from just outside the box by Danny Schofield misses to the left of the goal.

4:56

Foul by Tom Newey on Jermaine Grandison, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

4:06

The ball is sent over by Ben Pringle, Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance.

3:55

Centre by Ben Pringle.

3:03

Corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle, clearance made by Chris Neal.

2:57

A cross is delivered by Lewis Grabban, clearance by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

1:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Cresswell - Shrewsbury 0 - 1 Rotherham Ryan Cresswell grabs a headed goal from inside the box. Shrewsbury 0-1 Rotherham.

1:09

Corner taken by Gareth Evans from the left by-line,

0:29

Ben Pringle produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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