Brentford's stuttering start to the season continued as Mark Bradley's first-half header earned Rotherham victory to lift them up to sixth.

Bradley rose highest at the far post to power Ben Pringle's whipped free-kick past a static Bees defence early on.

Clayton Donaldson almost levelled, but his chipped effort was blocked by Millers keeper Scott Shearer.

Adam Forshaw also came close just before the break, but his rising drive cleared the crossbar.

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Brentford boss Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

"Frustrated are the right words, we tried but could not break them down, we knew what they are about, hard working.

"I am responsible for team selection and that's with me and I will not blame anybody else.

"We have to start to play our football again, we have players low on confidence and can't handle the pressure and the expectation and are not playing with freedom.

"We are failing to compete physically and making stupid mistakes."

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"The biggest compliment I can give to my team today is they (Brentford) have not had a chance.

"The only save of note was Scott Shearer's sensational save from 30 yards.

"And I think the whole ground applauded and that's why we play him."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Brentford

  • 27 Button
  • 14 Logan
  • 38 Taylor
  • 06 Dean
  • 05 Craig
  • 04 Forshaw
  • 20 Diagouraga (El Alagui - 70' )
  • 12 McCormack Booked (Saville - 76' )
  • 07 Saunders
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 29 Trotta (Grigg - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 17 Saville
  • 28 Nugent
  • 19 Fillo
  • 08 Douglas
  • 11 Grigg
  • 10 El Alagui

Rotherham United

  • 01 Shearer
  • 14 Bradley Booked
  • 04 Arnason
  • 03 Skarz
  • 20 Morgan
  • 15 Milsom Booked (Tidser - 83' )
  • 18 Pringle Booked
  • 08 Frecklington Booked
  • 22 Agard Booked
  • 16 Tubbs (Hylton - 62' )
  • 09 Revell Booked (Eaves - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Eaves
  • 23 Tidser
  • 11 Hylton
  • 21 Collin
  • 31 Rowe
  • 06 Mills
  • 02 Brindley
Ref: Oliver Langford
Att: 6,614

Match Stats

Shots

15 10

On target

5 2

Corners

7 4

Fouls

11 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Brentford 0, Rotherham United 1.

90:00 +4:36 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Rotherham United 1.

90:00 +4:15

Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

90:00 +4:15

Tom Eaves (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +3:50

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Tony Craig.

90:00 +2:02

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Scott Shearer.

90:00 +1:44

Attempt saved. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90:00 +0:46 Booking

Booking Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:25

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:25

Foul by Kieran Agard (Rotherham United).

89:46

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Adam Forshaw.

85:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rotherham United. Tom Eaves replaces Alex Revell.

84:26

Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

82:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael Tidser replaces Robert Milsom.

81:44 Booking

Booking Alex Revell (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

81:32

George Saville (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:32

Foul by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).

80:28

Attempt saved. Farid El Alagui (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

80:18

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

80:00

Attempt blocked. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:09

Attempt missed. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

75:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. George Saville replaces Alan McCormack.

75:06

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

75:06

Danny Hylton (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:38

Attempt blocked. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

72:41

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

72:31

Attempt blocked. Danny Hylton (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

69:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Farid El Alagui replaces Toumani Diagouraga.

69:27

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

67:29 Booking

Booking Mark Bradley (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

66:08

Attempt missed. William Grigg (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

64:00

William Grigg (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:52

Foul by Craig Morgan (Rotherham United).

61:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rotherham United. Danny Hylton replaces Matt Tubbs.

61:04

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

60:29

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:29

Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

59:07

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

58:12

Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

56:40

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

56:11

Attempt blocked. Shaleum Logan (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

53:11

Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:11

Foul by Kieran Agard (Rotherham United).

50:45

Attempt missed. William Grigg (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

49:03

Attempt missed. Martin Taylor (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

48:52

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

47:50

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:50

Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).

45:57

Hand ball by Tony Craig (Brentford).

45:00

Second Half begins Brentford 0, Rotherham United 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces Marcello Trotta.

45:00 +3:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Brentford 0, Rotherham United 1.

45:00 +0:29

Shaleum Logan (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:29

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

42:40

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

41:41

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Scott Shearer.

41:27

Attempt saved. Sam Saunders (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

39:51 Booking

Booking Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

39:43

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:43

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

37:59

Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

35:53 Booking

Booking Robert Milsom (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

35:40

Robert Milsom (Rotherham United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

34:53

Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

34:53

Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:17 Booking

Booking Alan McCormack (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

34:07

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

34:07

Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:57

Attempt saved. Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

31:08

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford).

31:08

Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:45

Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:45

Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

29:23

Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:23

Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

28:35

Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

26:57

Attempt missed. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

25:33

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

24:10 Booking

Booking Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

24:05

Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

20:37

Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

20:37

Dangerous play by Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United).

17:42

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

17:42

Mark Bradley (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:23

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

15:56

Attempt missed. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

15:17

Foul by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).

15:17

Harlee Dean (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 0, Rotherham United 1. Mark Bradley (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ben Pringle.

13:10

Foul by Shaleum Logan (Brentford).

13:10

Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:00

Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:56

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

10:17

Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

8:04

Foul by Martin Taylor (Brentford).

8:04

(Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:54

Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:54

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

6:13

Foul by Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United).

6:13

Shaleum Logan (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:32

Hand ball by Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford).

3:21

Attempt missed. Robert Milsom (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

2:26

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

1:41

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:41

Foul by Robert Milsom (Rotherham United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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