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RotherhamRotherham United5SouthendSouthend United0

Rotherham United 5-0 Southend United

Kieffer Moore
Kieffer Moore spent part of last season on loan at Torquay UNited

A brilliant first-half hat-trick from Kieffer Moore led Rotherham United to a scintillating thrashing of Southend in League One.

The Millers blew Phil Brown's men away in the opening 45 minutes in South Yorkshire, with Joe Newell adding a fine goal to Moore's treble and Ryan Williams notching after the break.

Moore got the ball rolling in the 15th minute when he slotted home from Williams' pass and then 60 seconds later he added his second, tapping home Jamie Proctor's pinpoint cross.

Newell made it 3-0 after only 23 minutes with the best goal of the lot as he fired beautifully into the far corner and then Moore became the first man to score a competitive hat-trick at the New York Stadium when he converted from 12 yards in first-half injury time.

Williams made it five just before the hour when another brilliant team move left him with the simplest of tap-ins.

The Millers threatened to equal their record home win but David Ball was denied by a good save from Mark Oxley while Southend were denied a late consolation when Marc-Antoine Fortune hit the post with the goal gaping.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rotherham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 5Ajayi
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 3Mattock
  • 23WilliamsSubstituted forFordeat 77'minutes
  • 16Potter
  • 8FrecklingtonSubstituted forVaulksat 65'minutes
  • 22NewellBooked at 88mins
  • 24MooreBooked at 70minsSubstituted forBallat 71'minutes
  • 9Proctor

Substitutes

  • 4Vaulks
  • 7Forde
  • 10Ball
  • 11Taylor
  • 18Purrington
  • 21Yates
  • 30Bilboe

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 48White
  • 5FerdinandSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 66'minutes
  • 2Hendrie
  • 17McGlashanSubstituted forKiernanat 27'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 8Timlin
  • 7Kightly
  • 10CoxBooked at 43minsSubstituted forRobinsonat 60'minutes
  • 9Fortuné

Substitutes

  • 11McLaughlin
  • 12Ba
  • 15Kiernan
  • 16Yearwood
  • 22Smith
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 31Robinson
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
8,004

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home19
Away22

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 5, Southend United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 5, Southend United 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Theo Robinson.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Rob Kiernan.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Joe Newell (Rotherham United).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United).

  7. Post update

    Michael Kightly (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  9. Booking

    Joe Newell (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  10. Post update

    Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Joe Newell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Michael Kightly (Southend United).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Kightly (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joe Mattock.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Ball (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Semi Ajayi.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd22005056
2Peterborough22006246
3Fleetwood22003036
4Bradford22003126
5Shrewsbury22002026
6Doncaster21103124
7Rotherham21015233
8Plymouth21013213
9Bury11001013
10Wigan11001013
11Blackpool21012203
12Walsall21012203
13Portsmouth210123-13
14Charlton210112-13
15Southend210126-43
16Scunthorpe20202202
17Wimbledon201112-11
18Gillingham201101-11
19Rochdale201113-21
20MK Dons200202-20
21Northampton200202-20
22Blackburn200225-30
23Oldham200214-30
24Bristol Rovers200215-40
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