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Rotherham United 1-0 Accrington Stanley

Rotherham moved into the play-off spots thanks to a win over Accrington.​

With most of their top-half rivals without a fixture, the Millers, even with 10 men, took advantage and moved from mid-table into sixth with a hard-earned victory.​​

Carlton Morris' early effort forced Accrington goalkeeper Dimitar Evtimov into action before Chiedozie Ogbene's curler was just wide of the far post as Rotherham started the better side.​​

The home side took the lead in the 30th minute with Morris rising above the Accrington defence to power in Ben Wiles' free-kick.​​

The lively Morris almost doubled Rotherham's advantage before the break but his effort curled just wide.​​

Accrington started to enjoy more possession in the second half and substitute Sean McConville almost nipped in to head the leveller at the near post.​​

Rotherham's response saw Wiles fire a stinging effort from the edge of the box, which Evtimov saved.​

Ogbene was given his marching orders in the 82nd minute for his second yellow card following a dive and the weakened Rotherham had to see out a late onslaught to claim the three points.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Iversen
  • 22Olosunde
  • 20IhiekweBooked at 25mins
  • 15RobertsonBooked at 37mins
  • 2JonesBooked at 70mins
  • 8Wiles
  • 11Barlaser
  • 17CrooksSubstituted forLindsayat 77'minutes
  • 19OgbeneBooked at 82mins
  • 24SmithSubstituted forLadapoat 76'minutes
  • 14MorrisSubstituted forThompsonat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Thompson
  • 7Vassell
  • 10Ladapo
  • 12Price
  • 16Lindsay
  • 18Clarke
  • 23Hastie

Accrington

  • 1EvtimovBooked at 35mins
  • 2JohnsonBooked at 23mins
  • 5Sykes
  • 18Rodgers
  • 12MaguireSubstituted forNeves Bento De Carvalhoat 89'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 50mins
  • 16BarclaySubstituted forBishopat 77'minutes
  • 8Finley
  • 10PritchardSubstituted forMcConvilleat 45'minutes
  • 32Charles

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 9Zanzala
  • 11McConville
  • 19Bishop
  • 23Neves Bento De Carvalho
  • 40Savin
  • 42Diallo
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
8,430

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United).

Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Accrington Stanley. Seamus Conneely tries a through ball, but Dion Charles is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Wilson Carvalho replaces Joseph Maguire.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Adam Thompson replaces Carlton Morris.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Matthew Olosunde.

Attempt blocked. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Clark.

Attempt blocked. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Clark.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Colby Bishop with a headed pass.

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

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Joseph Maguire (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Sean McConville following a corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Daniel Barlaser.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United).

Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Harvey Rodgers.

Attempt blocked. Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser.

Foul by Ben Wiles (Rotherham United).

Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Billy Jones (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Colby Bishop replaces Ben Barclay.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jamie Lindsay replaces Matt Crooks.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Freddie Ladapo replaces Michael Smith.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser following a corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jordan Clark.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Sean McConville.

Attempt missed. Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Ben Wiles (Rotherham United).

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum Johnson.

Booking

Billy Jones (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Billy Jones (Rotherham United).

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Clark Robertson (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Jordan Clark.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 16th November 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich15103225101533
2Wycombe1696125141133
3Coventry177822219329
4Peterborough1784539231628
5Blackpool177732419528
6Rotherham1683525131227
7Oxford Utd1675433191426
8Fleetwood158252719826
9Sunderland157442216625
10Bristol Rovers167451919025
11Shrewsbury166641315-224
12Doncaster146532416823
13Portsmouth155642016421
14Gillingham175662120121
15Burton145541815320
16Rochdale185492130-919
17Lincoln City175391822-418
18Tranmere154472028-816
19Accrington173681727-1015
20Wimbledon1734102028-813
21MK Dons1741121326-1313
22Southend1712141748-315
23Bolton14347829-211
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