Substitute Daniel Nardiello's brace sealed Rotherham's win over Accrington.

The Millers took the lead when Tom Eckersley headed past his own keeper from a Kari Arnason long throw.

Craig Lindfield equalised from Michael Liddle's cross, but Nardiello's header, after another Arnason long throw, put Rotherham back in front.

Nardiello converted Kieran Agard's cross for his second before Michael O'Connor scored from the corner of the box to make it four.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham manager Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was an important win and it was a big three points. We spoke about that before the game.

"I think for the first 15 minutes we were outstanding and played as well as we have played.

"If we had taken our chances we would have been 5-0 up after the 25-minute mark.

"If I'm honest I think the substitution (bringing on Nardiello) provided that spark."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Rotherham

  • 21 Warrington
  • 06 Mullins
  • 33 Ridehalgh
  • 04 Arnason
  • 08 Taylor
  • 10 O'Connor
  • 14 Bradley
  • 27 Frecklington (Walker - 80' )
  • 31 Cameron (Nardiello - 58' )
  • 09 Revell (Odejayi - 58' Booked )
  • 22 Agard Booked

Substitutes

  • 30 Thompson
  • 05 Sharps
  • 32 Walker
  • 34 O'Connell
  • 15 Pringle
  • 16 Odejayi
  • 17 Nardiello

Accrington Stanley

  • 01 Belford
  • 02 Murphy
  • 03 Liddle
  • 18 Eckersley Booked
  • 04 Joyce
  • 08 Barnett (Molyneux - 64' )
  • 14 Clark (Hatfield - 76' Booked )
  • 07 Lindfield Booked
  • 19 Carver
  • 21 Beattie (Amond - 76' )
  • 33 Boco

Substitutes

  • 22 Dawber
  • 23 Amond
  • 24 Molyneux
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 11 Chippendale
  • 12 Miller
  • 15 Dixon
Ref: Clark
Att: 7,304

Match Stats

Shots

23 6

On target

13 3

Corners

11 5

Fouls

7 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:57 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:05

Corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the left by-line, Kayode Odejayi takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.

90:00 +2:21

Free kick taken by Will Hatfield.

90:00 +2:21 Booking

Booking Thomas Eckersley goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:13

Thomas Eckersley is adjudged to have handled the ball.

90:00 +1:41

The ball is crossed by Romuald Boco.

90:00 +0:55

Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Belford.

90:00 +0:22

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Joyce from the left by-line.

89:29

The referee blows for offside against Daniel Nardiello. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

86:18

Marcus Carver is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Andy Warrington restarts play with the free kick.

85:23

Daniel Nardiello is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Cameron Belford takes the indirect free kick.

82:45

The referee blows for offside against Kieran Agard. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

81:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Walker by Michael Liddle. Free kick taken by Mark Bradley.

80:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Bradley on Romuald Boco. Michael Liddle takes the free kick.

79:35 Substitution

Substitution Lee Frecklington leaves the field to be replaced by Nicky Walker.

79:35

Padraig Amond crosses the ball.

78:59 Booking

Booking Booking for Will Hatfield for dissent.

78:34

Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Kayode Odejayi takes a shot.

76:23

Assist on the goal came from Daniel Nardiello.

76:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael O'Connor - Rotherham 4 - 1 Accrington Michael O'Connor gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rotherham 4-1 Accrington Stanley.

75:47

Will Hatfield takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Michael O'Connor from the left by-line, save made by Cameron Belford.

75:13 Substitution

Substitution Will Hatfield joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Clark.

75:13 Substitution

Substitution Padraig Amond is brought on as a substitute for James Beattie.

73:23

Assist on the goal came from Michael O'Connor.

73:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Daniel Nardiello - Rotherham 3 - 1 Accrington Daniel Nardiello grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Rotherham 3-1 Accrington Stanley.

73:01 Booking

Booking Kayode Odejayi goes into the book for dissent.

72:53

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kayode Odejayi. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

69:18

James Beattie takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Joyce, Jason Taylor makes a clearance. Lee Molyneux takes a shot. Unfair challenge on Kieran Agard by Luke Clark results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael O'Connor.

67:57

Michael Liddle sends in a cross, save by Andy Warrington.

67:19

Foul by Daniel Nardiello on Lee Molyneux, free kick awarded. Luke Joyce takes the free kick.

66:04

Free kick taken by Andy Warrington. The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

66:04 Booking

Booking Craig Lindfield goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

64:29

Corner from the left by-line taken by Luke Joyce, Shot from 18 yards from James Beattie. Save made by Andy Warrington.

63:59 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Barnett leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Molyneux.

63:36

Jason Taylor takes a shot. Cameron Belford makes a save. Craig Lindfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Agard.

62:31

Kari Arnason provided the assist for the goal.

62:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Daniel Nardiello - Rotherham 2 - 1 Accrington Daniel Nardiello finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Rotherham 2-1 Accrington Stanley.

60:03

The ball is delivered by Michael O'Connor, Craig Lindfield makes a clearance. Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Belford.

59:31

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael O'Connor, clearance made by James Beattie.

58:47

James Beattie is ruled offside. Kari Arnason takes the free kick.

57:53 Substitution

Substitution Alex Revell goes off and Kayode Odejayi comes on.

57:53 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Nardiello is brought on as a substitute for Courtney Cameron.

57:23

Courtney Cameron sends in a cross.

55:42

Romuald Boco delivers the ball, save by Andy Warrington.

55:07

The official flags Alex Revell offside. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

54:48

Liam Ridehalgh delivers the ball.

50:32

Mark Bradley sends in a cross, Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Belford. Corner taken by Courtney Cameron from the right by-line, Kieran Agard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Carver. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

46:56

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael O'Connor.

45:59

The ball is sent over by Kari Arnason, clearance by Peter Murphy.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:14 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:46

The ball is crossed by Craig Lindfield.

44:44

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael O'Connor from the left by-line, Kari Arnason has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

43:18

Corner taken by Courtney Cameron, clearance by Luke Joyce.

42:00

The ball is swung over by Michael Liddle. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Lindfield.

41:18

Jason Taylor takes a shot.

39:33

Assist on the goal came from Michael Liddle.

39:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Lindfield - Rotherham 1 - 1 Accrington Craig Lindfield finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Rotherham 1-1 Accrington Stanley.

39:16

A cross is delivered by Michael Liddle, Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance.

38:50

The ball is sent over by Romuald Boco.

37:24

The ball is swung over by Mark Bradley.

34:14

Unfair challenge on Jason Taylor by Marcus Carver results in a free kick. Jason Taylor takes the free kick.

30:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Agard on Michael Liddle. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

28:49

Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

28:49 Booking

Booking Booking for Kieran Agard for unsporting behaviour.

28:30

Foul by Kieran Agard on Peter Murphy, free kick awarded.

27:24

Kieran Agard takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Belford.

27:03

Kari Arnason sends in a cross, clearance made by Michael Liddle.

26:17

Kieran Agard takes a shot. Cameron Belford makes a save.

24:57

Corner taken by Michael O'Connor.

23:36

Kieran Agard takes a shot.

22:30

Lee Frecklington is penalised for a handball. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

18:43

Corner from left by-line taken by Michael O'Connor. Michael O'Connor takes a shot. Corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the left by-line, Alex Revell takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.

16:33

Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Barnett, Effort from just outside the box by Luke Joyce goes over the bar.

14:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Thomas Eckersley - Rotherham 1 - 0 Accrington Thomas Eckersley heads into his own net. Rotherham 1-0 Accrington Stanley.

11:03

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh on Marcus Carver, free kick awarded. James Beattie takes the direct free kick.

10:07

Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Belford. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Courtney Cameron, clearance by Craig Lindfield.

9:28

Foul by Michael Liddle on Mark Bradley, free kick awarded. Courtney Cameron takes the indirect free kick.

8:33

The ball is delivered by Romuald Boco.

6:52

Courtney Cameron crosses the ball, save by Cameron Belford.

5:51

Jason Taylor takes a shot. Thomas Eckersley gets a block in.

5:31

Michael O'Connor takes a shot. Peter Murphy gets a block in.

3:48

Liam Ridehalgh challenges Marcus Carver unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Charlie Barnett. Effort on goal by Kieran Agard from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

2:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Joyce on Jason Taylor. Andy Warrington takes the free kick.

0:52

Unfair challenge on Kieran Agard by Luke Joyce results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Michael O'Connor, save by Cameron Belford. Alex Revell takes a shot. Blocked by Thomas Eckersley. Effort on goal by Alex Revell from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

0:00

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