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Rotherham United 1-0 Northampton Town

Kieffer Moore's ninth goal of the season gave Rotherham the points against struggling Northampton at the New York Stadium.

Both George Smith, for Northampton, and Moore had two early chances to put their sides ahead.

Smith drove one effort narrowly wide and had another blocked by Shaun Cummings, while at the other end Moore was denied on the line by Ash Taylor after he had rounded Matt Ingram, and then had another effort blocked by the goalkeeper.

Daniel Powell drove wide of goal before Michael Ihiekwe's shot was tipped onto the bar by Ingram, and Brendan Moloney cleared Ihiekwe's effort off the line.

Rotherham went ahead when Moore capitalised after Ingram could only push out Cummings' shot from the edge of the box.

Northampton searched for a leveller, with Billy Waters and Matty Grimes firing just over and Marek Rodak saving from Powell.

Moore nearly made it two late on, but his header struck the bar.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 13Rodák
  • 25Cummings
  • 20IhiekweBooked at 90mins
  • 6Wood
  • 3Mattock
  • 23Williams
  • 16PotterBooked at 82mins
  • 8FrecklingtonSubstituted forAjayiat 90+3'minutes
  • 17TowellSubstituted forVaulksat 90'minutes
  • 22Newell
  • 24MooreSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 4Vaulks
  • 5Ajayi
  • 7Forde
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 21Yates

Northampton

  • 13Ingram
  • 2Moloney
  • 6Taylor
  • 16PierreBooked at 43mins
  • 3Buchanan
  • 11PowellSubstituted forRichardsat 84'minutes
  • 26Poole
  • 29Grimes
  • 20SmithSubstituted forWatersat 59'minutes
  • 10Revell
  • 15Bowditch

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 4Kasim
  • 5Barnett
  • 7Waters
  • 8Foley
  • 9Richards
  • 27Hanley
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
8,073

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home21
Away13
Shots on Target
Home12
Away4
Corners
Home12
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Northampton Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Semi Ajayi replaces Lee Frecklington.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Billy Waters (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

Alex Revell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Will Vaulks replaces Richard Towell.

Foul by Darren Potter (Rotherham United).

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Richard Wood.

Attempt blocked. Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Matt Ingram.

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Marc Richards replaces Daniel Powell.

Delay in match Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

Booking

Darren Potter (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

Foul by Darren Potter (Rotherham United).

Billy Waters (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Kieffer Moore.

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Regan Poole.

Attempt blocked. Richard Towell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Williams (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Matt Grimes (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ryan Williams.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Richard Wood.

Attempt blocked. Billy Waters (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United).

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Darren Potter (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dean Bowditch (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is just a bit too high.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Marek Rodák.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury119201771029
2Wigan118122061425
3Bradford117221812623
4Peterborough116232217520
5Charlton116231915420
6Blackburn10613158719
7Scunthorpe11542115619
8Rotherham116052113818
9Blackpool115331613318
10MK Dons115241111017
11Fleetwood105141818016
12Southend114431618-216
13Oxford Utd114341814415
14Bristol Rovers115061723-615
15Portsmouth114251514114
16Walsall113441520-513
17Rochdale112541013-311
18Oldham113171726-910
19Doncaster112361114-39
20Bury112361217-59
21Wimbledon11236511-69
22Northampton11227816-88
23Gillingham11146615-97
24Plymouth11128719-125
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