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Rotherham United 4-1 Gillingham

Rotherham moved in to the League One play-off zone after their dominant first-half display lay the foundations for victory against Gillingham.

Nouha Dicko fired in after controlling Alex Revell's header while Kieran Agard finished well for the Millers' second.

Ben Pringle's superb solo effort saw Rotherham 3-0 up after just 35 minutes.

Gillingham scored when Cody McDonald converted Adebayo Akinfenwa's pass, but James Tavernier restored the three-goal cushion with a clinical finish.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor Told BBC Radio Kent:

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Post match: Gillingham boss Taylor

"First half, Rotherham were miles better than us. They deserved to be at least 3-0 up - it was a very poor start.

"We have to learn from things like that. We were lucky it was only three [at half-time].

"It was nice to get a goal back but as much as you'd love to get it back after the first half, we'd have had to score exceptionally quickly.

"It was not a good day. I can't tell any lies. No excuses."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 27Tavernier
  • 3SkarzSubstituted forBrindleyat 38'minutes
  • 23TidserSubstituted forTubbsat 88'minutes
  • 4Arnason
  • 20Morgan
  • 22Agard
  • 8Frecklington
  • 9RevellSubstituted forVuckicat 83'minutes
  • 26Dicko
  • 18Pringle

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Brindley
  • 5Davis
  • 6Mills
  • 16Tubbs
  • 28Vuckic

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 23Harriman
  • 3J Martin
  • 19Hollands
  • 26Barrett
  • 28Daniels
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forHessenthalerat 85'minutes
  • 32MousinhoSubstituted forWestonat 25'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 9KedwellSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 64'minutes
  • 18Lee

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 11Weston
  • 15Dack
  • 20Carter
  • 21Howard
  • 31Hessenthaler
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
7,152

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home24
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 4, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 4, Gillingham 1.
Hand ball by Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Matt Tubbs replaces Michael Tidser.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jake Hessenthaler replaces Chris Whelpdale because of an injury.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James Tavernier.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Haris Vuckic replaces Alex Revell.
Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).
Danny Hollands (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. James Tavernier (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Richard Brindley (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 4, Gillingham 1. James Tavernier (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Frecklington.
Richard Brindley (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Myles Weston (Gillingham).
Attempt saved. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Michael Tidser (Rotherham United).
Charlie Lee (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Hand ball by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 3, Gillingham 1. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Danny Kedwell.
Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Michael Harriman.
Foul by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).
Donervon Daniels (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Nouha Dicko (Rotherham United).
Attempt missed. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Craig Morgan.
Attempt blocked. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.
Attempt saved. James Tavernier (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

Second Half

Second Half begins Rotherham United 3, Gillingham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Rotherham United 3, Gillingham 0.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1913422543
2Wolves1913422143
3Preston1910721137
4Brentford1911441037
5Peterborough1911261035
6Rotherham19874831
7Swindon199371030
8Port Vale19928029
9Bradford187741128
10Walsall19766227
11Coventry191045724
12MK Dons18648-122
13Shrewsbury19577-122
14Crawley19577-522
15Oldham17638-221
16Colchester19496-521
17Gillingham196310-821
18Carlisle19568-1321
19Tranmere19559-1120
20Sheff Utd194510-1017
21Stevenage195212-1317
22Crewe194411-2516
23Bristol City19298-615
24Notts County193214-1511
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