Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Rotherham United 0.
Conor McAleny introduced himself to Fleetwood in style with both goals in a 2-0 League One win over Rotherham.
The striker, who joined from Everton over the summer, scored in each half to leave the Millers in no doubt how tough their life will be following relegation from the Championship.
Fleetwood gained control in the 16th minute as McAleny opened his account when he nipped in front of his marker and turned home Bobby Grant's cross.
There should have been a comfortable cushion at the half-time break but Jordy Hiwula hit the post when racing clean through on goal and then Grant blazed over from a good position.
Rotherham started the second half brightly as they tried to force a way back into the game, but McAleny's second goal killed them off.
With their first threat of the half, McAleny cut in from the left and fired a low shot that beat Millers goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell at his near post.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 12BolgerBooked at 84mins
- 8DempseyBooked at 80mins
- 18GlendonSubstituted forO'Neillat 67'minutes
- 10McAlenySubstituted forColeat 71'minutes
- 7Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forHunterat 86'minutes
- 11TaylorSubstituted forWilliamsat 83'minutes
- 4VaulksBooked at 42mins
- 7FordeSubstituted forNewellat 70'minutes
- 10BallSubstituted forMooreat 68'minutes
- Robert Lewis
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Rotherham United 0.
Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).
Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Aiden O'Neill (Fleetwood Town).
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.
Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).
Substitution, Rotherham United. Ryan Williams replaces Jon Taylor.
Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).
Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).
Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt blocked. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.