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Rotherham United 2-0 AFC Wimbledon

Rotherham maintained their excellent form with a home win over AFC Wimbledon.

Michael Smith's first-half goal and David Ball's late tap-in ensured the Millers made it 10 matches unbeaten.

Early pressure paid off after 14 minutes as Rotherham went ahead through Smith, who latched on to Joe Newell's clever chip to poke past George Long.

The hosts held off a good spell from Wimbledon, which saw Lyle Taylor's effort blocked, before the impressive Newell blasted over.

Matty Palmer should have marked his debut with a goal but he skewed wide an easy chance from Newell's cross.

Wimbledon still threatened and it took a good tackle by Josh Emmanuel to deny Cody McDonald a sight of goal.

Rotherham pushed for a clincher and Jon Taylor tested Long after being set up by Ball and Newell poked wide.

Wimbledon almost got leveller late on but Harry Forrester could not connect cleanly with a volley.

Rotherham then secured the win in the second minute of added time as Ball followed in from Ryan Williams' saved shot.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 13Rodák
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 5Ajayi
  • 6Wood
  • 3Mattock
  • 7FordeSubstituted forTaylorat 68'minutes
  • 8Palmer
  • 4Vaulks
  • 22NewellSubstituted forWilliamsat 84'minutes
  • 24SmithSubstituted forLaveryat 67'minutes
  • 10Ball

Substitutes

  • 11Taylor
  • 12Price
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 21Yates
  • 23Williams
  • 25Cummings
  • 31Lavery

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 6RobinsonSubstituted forMeadesat 74'minutes
  • 32Charles
  • 7Francomb
  • 14Trotter
  • 8Abdou
  • 19SoaresBooked at 28minsSubstituted forPigottat 63'minutes
  • 17Barcham
  • 33Taylor
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forForresterat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Meades
  • 11Forrester
  • 21Kaja
  • 23Kennedy
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Hartigan
  • 39Pigott
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
8,330

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Rotherham United).

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 2, AFC Wimbledon 0. David Ball (Rotherham United) header from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Richard Wood.

Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Ball (Rotherham United).

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Rotherham United).

Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Ryan Williams replaces Joe Newell.

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

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by George Long.

Caolan Lavery (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Newell.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Richard Wood.

Attempt blocked. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Jonathan Meades replaces Paul Robinson.

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jon Taylor replaces Anthony Forde.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Caolan Lavery replaces Michael Smith because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Anthony Forde (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Harry Forrester replaces Cody McDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Joe Pigott replaces Tom Soares.

Foul by Michael Smith (Rotherham United).

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wigan28196355134263
2Shrewsbury29187439211861
3Blackburn30178554292559
4Scunthorpe31159745321354
5Rotherham301551050361450
6Bradford31153134547-248
7Charlton2913793936346
8Peterborough29127104638843
9Portsmouth30134133635143
10Oxford Utd30118114745241
11Plymouth31118123539-441
12Gillingham301010103434040
13Bristol Rovers30123154347-439
14Doncaster31911113637-138
15Southend30107133649-1337
16Walsall2999113641-536
17Fleetwood30106144248-636
18Wimbledon2997132833-534
19Blackpool30810123541-634
20Northampton3196162851-2333
21Oldham3188154356-1332
22MK Dons2979132941-1230
23Rochdale27510122737-1025
24Bury2956182244-2221
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