Plymouth 1-4 Rotherham

Plymouth 1 - 4 Rotherham

Gareth Evans and Adam Le Fondre both scored twice as Rotherham overwhelmed Plymouth at Home Park.

Debutant Will Atkinson gave Argyle the lead with a superb shot from 20 yards but that was as good as it got for the home team.

Evans equalised with an angled shot and then grabbed his second after good work from Le Fondre, who was set up for the third by Danny Schofield.

Le Fondre tapped in from close range to complete Argyle's miserable afternoon.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Plymouth boss Peter Reid told BBC Radio Devon:

"We took the lead but then the wheels came off.

"I think it was a bit of naivety and inexperience, but it's a hard league and we've got to learn.

"I don't think Rotherham worked too hard for their goals and that is disappointing."

Rotherham boss Andy Scott told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was an outstanding team performance,

"We changed the system just to make sure that if they did get possesion then they'd have it in the areas that we wanted them too and it worked very well"

"We counter-attacked very well. Bit disappointed with the goal conceded but we reacted extremely well from that."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (2)

Plymouth

  • 23 Cole
  • 02 Berry
  • 05 Zubar
  • 13 Soukouna
  • 19 Gibson
  • 04 Fletcher (Hitchcock - 68' )
  • 07 Daley
  • 08 Walton
  • 20 Hourihane
  • 21 Atkinson
  • 11 Feeney

Substitutes

  • 01 Larrieu
  • 06 Nelson
  • 18 Copp
  • 27 Lecointe
  • 10 Hitchcock

Rotherham

  • 01 Logan
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Newey Booked
  • 05 Cresswell
  • 24 Raynes
  • 04 Harrison
  • 07 Evans
  • 08 Taylor
  • 11 Schofield
  • 10 Le Fondre
  • 23 Grabban (Holroyd - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Warrington
  • 22 Brown
  • 15 Bradley
  • 18 Pringle
  • 20 Holroyd
Ref: Sheldrake
Att: 6,015

Match Stats

Shots

12 12

On target

6 8

Corners

3 5

Fouls

8 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:17 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:01

Foul by Ladjie Soukouna on Adam Le Fondre, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Raynes.

90:00 +1:13

Effort on goal by Conor Hourihane from long range goes over the crossbar.

89:44

The official flags Warren Feeney offside. Conrad Logan takes the direct free kick.

89:10

Danny Harrison challenges Ladjie Soukouna unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ladjie Soukouna takes the direct free kick.

88:40

Effort from the edge of the box by Simon Walton goes wide of the left-hand post.

88:10

Danny Harrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Walton. Ladjie Soukouna restarts play with the free kick.

86:15

Assist on the goal came from Jason Taylor.

86:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Le Fondre - Plymouth 1 - 4 Rotherham Adam Le Fondre finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Plymouth 1-4 Rotherham.

85:38

Tom Hitchcock concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Taylor. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.

85:13 Booking

Booking Tom Newey receives a yellow card for time wasting.

83:36 Substitution

Substitution (Rotherham) makes a substitution, with Chris Holroyd coming on for Lewis Grabban.

81:35

The assist for the goal came from Danny Schofield.

81:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Le Fondre - Plymouth 1 - 3 Rotherham Adam Le Fondre finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Plymouth 1-3 Rotherham.

79:17

Foul by Gareth Evans on Luke Daley, free kick awarded. Warren Feeney sends in a cross, Conor Hourihane takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.

75:54

Stephane Zubar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Le Fondre. Jason Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

75:12

Dale Tonge concedes a free kick for a foul on Warren Feeney. Direct free kick taken by Ben Gibson.

73:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dale Tonge by Simon Walton. Free kick crossed by Tom Newey, Simon Walton makes a clearance.

71:52

Corner taken short by Simon Walton.

71:27

Will Atkinson takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a save.

70:26

The referee blows for offside. Jake Cole takes the direct free kick.

70:01

Jason Taylor takes a shot. Durrell Berry gets a block in.

69:20

Corner taken by Conor Hourihane from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Ryan Cresswell by Stephane Zubar results in a free kick. Conrad Logan takes the direct free kick.

68:53

Will Atkinson takes a shot. Ryan Cresswell gets a block in.

68:26

Gareth Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Durrell Berry. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Conor Hourihane, Dale Tonge manages to make a clearance.

67:06 Substitution

Substitution Tom Hitchcock joins the action as a substitute, replacing Carl Fletcher.

65:09

Warren Feeney takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a save.

63:30

Corner taken by Danny Schofield.

62:58

Corner taken by Danny Schofield, clearance by Ben Gibson.

61:33

The referee blows for offside. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.

58:57

Assist on the goal came from Adam Le Fondre.

58:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Gareth Evans - Plymouth 1 - 2 Rotherham Gareth Evans finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Plymouth 1-2 Rotherham.

57:50

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Schofield, Jake Cole makes a save.

52:00

Assist on the goal came from Danny Harrison.

52:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Gareth Evans - Plymouth 1 - 1 Rotherham Gareth Evans grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Plymouth 1-1 Rotherham.

50:53

Warren Feeney decides to take the corner short.

50:17

Foul by Michael Raynes on Warren Feeney, free kick awarded. Will Atkinson restarts play with the free kick.

48:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Will Atkinson - Plymouth 1 - 0 Rotherham Will Atkinson fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Plymouth 1-0 Rotherham.

47:10

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Will Atkinson misses to the left of the target.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:16 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:49

Effort from the edge of the area by Warren Feeney goes wide of the left-hand upright.

43:33

Unfair challenge on Dale Tonge by Ben Gibson results in a free kick. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.

41:51

Corner taken by Danny Schofield, Michael Raynes takes a shot.

41:32

Carl Fletcher fouled by Danny Harrison, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Walton restarts play with the free kick.

38:48

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Schofield from the left by-line, Michael Raynes takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole.

37:28

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lewis Grabban. Simon Walton takes the free kick.

35:36

Tom Newey concedes a free kick for a foul on Durrell Berry. Free kick taken by Durrell Berry.

33:52

Luke Daley produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

27:43

Ladjie Soukouna takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.

26:02

Foul by Jason Taylor on Conor Hourihane, free kick awarded. Simon Walton takes the free kick.

24:48

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Save made by Jake Cole.

24:26

Danny Schofield takes a shot. Ladjie Soukouna gets a block in.

23:32

Stephane Zubar fouled by Adam Le Fondre, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Durrell Berry.

22:01

Foul by Durrell Berry on Gareth Evans, free kick awarded. Tom Newey takes the free kick.

17:16

The ball is sent over by Luke Daley, save made by Conrad Logan.

14:20

Stephane Zubar has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

12:40

The referee penalises Danny Schofield for handball. Simon Walton takes the direct free kick.

7:28

Gareth Evans produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

6:26

Lewis Grabban has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

5:33

Lewis Grabban has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

2:36

Foul by Simon Walton on Danny Harrison, free kick awarded. Dale Tonge restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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