The FA Cup - First Round
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Maidenhead United 1-3 Rotherham United

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Highlights: Maidenhead United 1-3 Rotherham United

Ten-man Maidenhead squandered the chance for a famous FA Cup scalp after League One Rotherham fought back to win.

The National League outfit led for 44 minutes after Jake Cassidy's opener.

But Alan Massey's 54th-minute sending off allowed Paul Warne's side to canter into the second round.

Chiedozie Ogbene came close to breaking the deadlock for the visitors when he blasted wide.

Then, against the run of play, Cassidy kept his cool to calmly slot into the bottom corner.

The hosts defended well and keeper Chris Dunn produced a fine save to keep out Ben Wiles just before the break.

Massey left Maidenhead a man down when he was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Wiles.

And the man advantage saw the Millers pile on the pressure.

Michael Ihiekwe levelled in the 69th minute with a fine finish.

And record summer signing Freddie Lapado put Rotherham in front when he blasted home with 15 minutes left.

With three minutes remaining, Rangers loanee Jake Hastie danced past the hosts' defence to find Matt Crooks - who scored his seventh goal in as many games.

It could have been more towards the end as Wiles' strike rattled the bar.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Maidenhead United

  • 1Dunn
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 4Ellul
  • 24MasseyBooked at 54mins
  • 3SteerSubstituted forThompson-Brissettat 79'minutes
  • 16Sheckleford
  • 8Comley
  • 19Upward
  • 28SmileSubstituted forWhitehallat 79'minutes
  • 10KellySubstituted forDaviesat 59'minutes
  • 9Cassidy

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 11Mensah
  • 12Keetch
  • 14Whitehall
  • 20Thompson-Brissett
  • 27Sekajja

Rotherham

  • 1Iversen
  • 22OlosundeSubstituted forHastieat 62'minutes
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 6WoodSubstituted forThompsonat 37'minutes
  • 2JonesBooked at 28mins
  • 19Ogbene
  • 8Wiles
  • 11Barlaser
  • 14Morris
  • 17Crooks
  • 24SmithSubstituted forLadapoat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Thompson
  • 10Ladapo
  • 12Price
  • 23Hastie
  • 26Lamy
  • 31Hinds
  • 33Cooper
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
1,924

Match Stats

Home TeamMaidenhead UnitedAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home5
Away20
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Maidenhead United 1, Rotherham United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Maidenhead United 1, Rotherham United 3.

Attempt missed. Daniel Whitehall (Maidenhead United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jaden Thompson-Brissett.

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

Attempt blocked. Jaden Thompson-Brissett (Maidenhead United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Upward.

Attempt saved. Carlton Morris (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Freddie Ladapo.

Foul by Carlton Morris (Rotherham United).

James Comley (Maidenhead United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Carlton Morris.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Joe Ellul.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidenhead United. Jaden Thompson-Brissett replaces Rene Steer.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidenhead United. Daniel Whitehall replaces Josh Smile.

Goal!

Goal! Maidenhead United 1, Rotherham United 3. Matt Crooks (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jake Hastie.

Adam Thompson (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Maidenhead United).

Goal!

Goal! Maidenhead United 1, Rotherham United 2. Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Billy Jones.

Offside, Rotherham United. Adam Thompson tries a through ball, but Matt Crooks is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Maidenhead United 1, Rotherham United 1. Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Freddie Ladapo.

Offside, Rotherham United. Ben Wiles tries a through ball, but Chiedozie Ogbene is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Billy Jones with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Hastie.

Attempt missed. Ryan Upward (Maidenhead United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by James Comley.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jake Hastie replaces Matthew Olosunde.

Adam Thompson (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Maidenhead United).

Substitution

Substitution, Maidenhead United. Aron Davies replaces Josh Kelly.

Dismissal

Alan Massey (Maidenhead United) is shown the red card.

Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Massey (Maidenhead United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Freddie Ladapo replaces Michael Smith.

Michael Smith (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan Massey (Maidenhead United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Maidenhead United 1, Rotherham United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Maidenhead United 1, Rotherham United 0.

Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Maidenhead United).

Attempt missed. Billy Jones (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Carlton Morris (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Wiles.

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