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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.

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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
  • 3Martin
  • 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

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient19134242172543
2Wolves19134232112143
3Preston19107228171137
4Brentford19114429191037
5Peterborough19112628181035
6Rotherham198743123831
7Swindon1993735251030
8Port Vale199282828029
9Bradford1877431201128
10Walsall197662018227
11Coventry1910454134724
12MK Dons186482829-122
13Shrewsbury195772122-122
14Crawley195771924-522
15Oldham176382224-221
16Colchester194962126-521
17Gillingham1963102432-821
18Carlisle195681932-1321
19Tranmere195592334-1120
20Sheff Utd1945101727-1017
21Stevenage1952121932-1317
22Crewe1944111540-2516
23Bristol City192982632-615
24Notts County1932141833-1511
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