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Gillingham 0-3 Rotherham United

Matt Crooks scored twice as Rotherham made it three away league wins in a row for the first time since December 2017 with a comfortable victory at Gillingham.

Millers striker Michael Smith wasted an opportunity to put the visitors in front in the 18th minute when his penalty was brilliantly saved by Gills goalkeeper Jack Bonham.

However, Smith opened the scoring barely 60 seconds later, capitalising on a defensive mix-up between Bonham and Connor Ogilvie to slot into an empty net.

Managing the inconsistent Gills against one of his former clubs, Steve Evans was booked by referee Lee Swabey for dissent after 25 minutes.

Leading goalscorer Crooks then doubled his side's advantage on the stroke of half-time, ending a fine solo run through midfield with a 35-yard chip over the Bonham.

And he added his second two minutes from time, firing home from close range after meeting Carlton Morris' through ball.

Brandon Hanlan fired just wide on the half-volley midway through the opening half for the hosts before Rotherham goalkeeper Dan Iversen denied Mark Byrne a late consolation.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 27TuckerSubstituted forMarshallat 76'minutes
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 24O'Connor
  • 14Jones
  • 4O'Keefe
  • 18Byrne
  • 11Charles-CookSubstituted forLeeat 67'minutes
  • 23JakubiakSubstituted forNdjoliat 67'minutes
  • 7Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 9Mandron
  • 10Ndjoli
  • 17Pringle
  • 19Marshall
  • 22Lee
  • 48Royce

Rotherham

  • 1Iversen
  • 2Jones
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 6Wood
  • 3MattockSubstituted forLadapoat 87'minutes
  • 16LindsayBooked at 28mins
  • 8Wiles
  • 19OgbeneSubstituted forOlosundeat 70'minutes
  • 17Crooks
  • 18ClarkeSubstituted forMorrisat 45'minutes
  • 24Smith

Substitutes

  • 10Ladapo
  • 11Barlaser
  • 12Price
  • 14Morris
  • 22Olosunde
  • 23Hastie
  • 26Lamy
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
4,893

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 0, Rotherham United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Rotherham United 3.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Attempt missed. Olly Lee (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mikael Ndjoli.

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Wiles.

Attempt saved. Olly Lee (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Max Ehmer.

Alfie Jones (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Smith (Rotherham United).

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 0, Rotherham United 3. Matt Crooks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Carlton Morris.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Freddie Ladapo replaces Joe Mattock.

Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Gillingham).

Jamie Lindsay (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Gillingham).

Michael Smith (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mikael Ndjoli.

Attempt missed. Mikael Ndjoli (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas O'Connor.

Attempt missed. Olly Lee (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mark Marshall replaces Jack Tucker.

Foul by Mikael Ndjoli (Gillingham).

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Jones (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Smith.

Offside, Gillingham. Jack Tucker tries a through ball, but Brandon Hanlan is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Matthew Olosunde replaces Chiedozie Ogbene.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Alfie Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Olly Lee replaces Regan Charles-Cook.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mikael Ndjoli replaces Alex Jakubiak.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jack Tucker.

Attempt blocked. Matt Crooks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Smith with a headed pass.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Matt Crooks.

Foul by Billy Jones (Rotherham United).

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Gillingham. Connor Ogilvie tries a through ball, but Brandon Hanlan is caught offside.

Foul by Michael Smith (Rotherham United).

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Gillingham. Jack Tucker tries a through ball, but Mark Byrne is caught offside.

Offside, Gillingham. Mark Byrne tries a through ball, but Brandon Hanlan is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wycombe1696125141133
2Ipswich1493224101430
3Peterborough1684439221728
4Oxford Utd1675433191426
5Fleetwood158252719826
6Coventry166822018226
7Sunderland157442216625
8Blackpool166732219325
9Bristol Rovers167451919025
10Rotherham1573524131124
11Doncaster146532416823
12Shrewsbury155641215-321
13Burton145541815320
14Rochdale165472027-719
15Portsmouth144641615118
16Gillingham164662020018
17Lincoln City165381821-318
18Tranmere154472028-816
19Accrington163671726-915
20Wimbledon163492026-613
21MK Dons1641111325-1213
22Southend1612131644-285
23Bolton13247729-22-2
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