The FA Cup - First Round
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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Maidenhead United 1, Rotherham United 3.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Carlton Morris (Rotherham United).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Joe Ellul.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Maidenhead United. Daniel Whitehall replaces Josh Smile.

  15. 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.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jake Cassidy (Maidenhead United).

  18. 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.

  19. Post update

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

  20. 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.

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