Alex Revell's header earned Rotherham victory over in-form AFC Wimbledon and moved them to within two points of the League Two automatic promotion places.

Revell netted after Kari Arnason flicked on Lionel Ainsworth's corner to earn a first win in four games.

The Millers dominated against a massed defence and keeper John Sullivan denied Lee Frecklington and Claude Davis while Johnny Mullins also went close.

Harry Pell had the away side's best chance after half-time.

But Rotherham fully deserved their win against a side who had won four of their last five games to steer away from relegation trouble.

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Rotherham United manager Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We've watched game after game here, where if it was a boxing match they'd throw in the towel in.

"It would be stopped because we had so much possession, so much domination.

"We said to the players at half-time if we end up drawing nil nil, but trying to still play the right way, then we'll live with it.

"But we're delighted obviously to get three points."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Rotherham

  • 01 Shearer
  • 03 Davis
  • 06 Mullins
  • 20 Morgan
  • 37 Skarz Booked
  • 04 Arnason
  • 19 Noble (Ainsworth - 73' )
  • 27 Frecklington
  • 35 Kearns (Agard - 87' )
  • 09 Revell
  • 17 Nardiello (Odejayi - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Warrington
  • 33 Ridehalgh
  • 07 Ainsworth
  • 10 O'Connor
  • 15 Pringle
  • 16 Odejayi
  • 22 Agard

AFC Wimbledon

  • 22 Sullivan
  • 05 Balkestein
  • 06 Mitchell-King
  • 39 Bennett
  • 44 Hussey
  • 11 L Moore Booked
  • 12 Pell
  • 23 Yussuff (Sainte-Luce - 56' )
  • 31 Meades
  • 10 Midson
  • 28 Alexander (Darco - 56' )

Substitutes

  • 33 Jaimez-Ruiz
  • 03 Cummings
  • 25 Youga
  • 29 Antwi
  • 07 Long
  • 16 Sainte-Luce
  • 14 Darco
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 7,594

Match Stats

Shots

10 4

On target

2 1

Corners

10 4

Fouls

4 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:47 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:55

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jack Midson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

88:45

Shot from just outside the box by Luke Moore goes over the bar.

86:53 Substitution

Substitution Kieran Agard is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Kearns.

86:32

The ball is swung over by Kayode Odejayi.

85:34

Lionel Ainsworth produces a cross, Mat Mitchel-King makes a clearance.

84:04 Substitution

Substitution Kayode Odejayi is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Nardiello.

76:00

Lionel Ainsworth provided the assist for the goal.

76:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Alex Revell - Rotherham 1 - 0 Wimbledon Alex Revell scores a headed goal from close in. Rotherham 1-0 AFC Wimbledon.

75:07

Corner taken right-footed by Lionel Ainsworth,

74:03

Luke Moore takes a shot. Scott Shearer makes a save.

72:36 Substitution

Substitution Lionel Ainsworth joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Noble.

69:41

Lee Frecklington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Meades. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Luke Moore from right channel.

68:25

Outswinging corner taken by David Noble, John Sullivan makes a save.

67:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Claude Davis by Jack Midson. Joe Skarz takes the direct free kick.

66:27

David Noble decides to take the corner short, Daniel Kearns produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

64:30

David Noble takes the free kick.

64:30 Booking

Booking The referee shows Luke Moore a yellow card.

63:28

Short corner taken by David Noble, Luke Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Noble.

61:24

Chris Hussey takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Alex Revell.

60:47 Booking

Booking Joe Skarz goes into the book.

59:28

The offside flag is raised against Jack Midson. Scott Shearer takes the free kick.

56:46

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Hussey, Claude Davis makes a clearance.

55:15 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces Rashid Yussuff.

55:15 Substitution

Substitution Jessie Darko replaces Gary Alexander.

53:32

Inswinging corner taken by David Noble, John Sullivan makes a save.

52:57

The referee penalises David Noble for handball. John Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.

52:24

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Lee Frecklington goes wide of the right-hand upright.

52:13

David Noble delivers the ball, clearance by Mat Mitchel-King.

49:57

Daniel Kearns has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

47:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnny Mullins by Gary Alexander. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.

45:06

Foul by Jon Meades on Daniel Kearns, free kick awarded. David Noble takes the free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:32

A cross is delivered by David Noble, Kari Arnason takes a shot.

43:39

Harry Pell takes a inswinging corner.

43:26

Centre by Chris Hussey, Johnny Mullins manages to make a clearance.

38:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mat Mitchel-King on Daniel Kearns. Direct free kick taken by David Noble.

35:36

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Noble.

35:20

David Noble takes a shot. Alan Bennett gets a block in.

32:46

Lee Frecklington challenges Luke Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jon Meades.

27:59

The ball is delivered by Daniel Kearns, clearance made by Mat Mitchel-King.

26:26

Daniel Kearns fouled by Harry Pell, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

24:51

Foul by Jon Meades on Lee Frecklington, free kick awarded. Joe Skarz has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

24:35

The ball is crossed by Joe Skarz, Pim Balkestein makes a clearance.

24:06

Corner taken right-footed by David Noble, clearance by Gary Alexander.

23:37

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Noble, Daniel Kearns takes a shot. Save by John Sullivan.

23:17

Lee Frecklington crosses the ball, clearance by Pim Balkestein.

20:06

Pim Balkestein produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

19:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kari Arnason by Jon Meades. Johnny Mullins takes the direct free kick.

18:50

The ball is swung over by Daniel Kearns, clearance by Pim Balkestein.

17:22

Kari Arnason gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pim Balkestein. Direct free kick taken by John Sullivan.

9:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Pell by David Noble. Direct free kick taken by Harry Pell.

8:27

Inswinging corner taken by David Noble, Effort on goal by Johnny Mullins from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

5:53

The referee blows for offside. John Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.

5:00

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Hussey from the right by-line, Daniel Kearns manages to make a clearance.

4:44

The ball is sent over by Jack Midson, clearance by Craig Morgan.

2:40

The ball is crossed by Luke Moore, save by Scott Shearer.

1:54

Lee Frecklington produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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