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  • English League 2
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • New York Stadium
  • Attendance: 7,304
RotherhamRotherhamvAccringtonAccrington
4
  • Eckersley, og 15
  • Nardiello, 63
  • Nardiello, 74
  • O'Connor, 77
1
  • Lindfield, 40

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Match ends, Rotherham United 4, Accrington Stanley 1.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Rotherham United 4, Accrington Stanley 1.

90+4 mins:Attempt saved. Kayode Odejayi (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Michael O'Connor.

90+4 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

90+3 mins:Tom Eckersley (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+3 mins:Hand ball by Tom Eckersley (Accrington Stanley).

90+1 mins:Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

90+1 mins:Corner, Accrington Stanley.

90 mins:Offside, Rotherham United. Daniel Nardiello tries a through ball, but Daniel Nardiello is caught offside.

87 mins:Offside, Accrington Stanley. Markus Carver tries a through ball, but Markus Carver is caught offside.

86 mins:Offside, Rotherham United. Daniel Nardiello tries a through ball, but Daniel Nardiello is caught offside.

83 mins:Offside, Rotherham United. Kieran Agard tries a through ball, but Kieran Agard is caught offside.

82 mins:Foul by Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley).

82 mins:Nicky Walker (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Foul by Mark Bradley (Rotherham United).

81 mins:Roumauld Boco (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick.

80 mins:Substitution, Rotherham United. Nicky Walker replaces Lee Frecklington.

79 mins:Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

79 mins:Attempt missed. Kayode Odejayi (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Daniel Nardiello.

79 mins:Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box.

77 mins:Goal! Rotherham United 4, Accrington Stanley 1. Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

76 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

76 mins:Attempt missed. Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box.

76 mins:Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces Luke Clark.

76 mins:Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Padraig Amond replaces James Beattie.

74 mins:Goal! Rotherham United 3, Accrington Stanley 1. Daniel Nardiello (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael O'Connor with a cross.

74 mins:Kayode Odejayi (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

73 mins:Offside, Rotherham United. Kayode Odejayi tries a through ball, but Kayode Odejayi is caught offside.

72 mins:Foul by Luke Clark (Accrington Stanley).

72 mins:Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Attempt missed. Lee Molyneaux (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Craig Lindfield.

70 mins:Corner, Accrington Stanley.

70 mins:Attempt saved. James Beattie (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

68 mins:Foul by Daniel Nardiello (Rotherham United).

68 mins:Lee Molyneaux (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Offside, Rotherham United. Kieran Agard tries a through ball, but Kieran Agard is caught offside.

67 mins:Craig Lindfield (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

66 mins:Foul by Craig Lindfield (Accrington Stanley).

66 mins:Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Attempt saved. James Beattie (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Luke Joyce.

65 mins:Corner, Accrington Stanley.

64 mins:Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Lee Molyneaux replaces Charlie Barnett.

64 mins:Attempt saved. Jason Taylor (Rotherham United) header from outside the box is saved.

63 mins:Goal! Rotherham United 2, Accrington Stanley 1. Daniel Nardiello (Rotherham United).

61 mins:Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

60 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

59 mins:Offside, Accrington Stanley. James Beattie tries a through ball, but James Beattie is caught offside.

58 mins:Substitution, Rotherham United. Kayode Odejayi replaces Alex Revell.

58 mins:Substitution, Rotherham United. Daniel Nardiello replaces Courtney Cameron.

56 mins:Offside, Rotherham United. Alex Revell tries a through ball, but Alex Revell is caught offside.

52 mins:Foul by Kieran Agard (Rotherham United).

52 mins:Markus Carver (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

51 mins:Attempt saved. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Mark Bradley with a cross.

47 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

Second Half begins Rotherham United 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

45+1 mins:Attempt missed. Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Michael O'Connor.

45 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

44 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

43 mins:Corner, Accrington Stanley.

42 mins:Attempt missed. Jason Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box.

40 mins:Goal! Rotherham United 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Craig Lindfield (Accrington Stanley).

35 mins:Foul by Markus Carver (Accrington Stanley).

35 mins:Jason Taylor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Foul by Kieran Agard (Rotherham United).

31 mins:Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

29 mins:Foul by Kieran Agard (Rotherham United).

29 mins:Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Attempt missed. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box.

27 mins:Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

25 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

24 mins:Attempt missed. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box.

23 mins:Hand ball by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

20 mins:Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Michael O'Connor.

20 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

20 mins:Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Michael O'Connor.

19 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

18 mins:Attempt missed. Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Charlie Barnett.

17 mins:Corner, Accrington Stanley.

15 mins:Own Goal by Tom Eckersley, Accrington Stanley. Rotherham United 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

12 mins:Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Rotherham United).

12 mins:Markus Carver (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

11 mins:Attempt saved. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

10 mins:Foul by Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley).

10 mins:Mark Bradley (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

6 mins:Attempt blocked. Jason Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Bradley.

6 mins:Attempt blocked. Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

5 mins:Attempt missed. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

4 mins:Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Rotherham United).

4 mins:Markus Carver (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

3 mins:Jason Taylor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

2 mins:Attempt blocked. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1 mins:Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

1 mins:Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 2
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • New York Stadium
  • Attendance: 7,304
RotherhamRotherhamvAccringtonAccrington
4
  • Eckersley, og 15
  • Nardiello, 63
  • Nardiello, 74
  • O'Connor, 77
1
  • Lindfield, 40

match report

Two goals from substitute Daniel Nardiello re-lit Rotherham's charge for promotion in a 4-1 home win over Accrington.

After a first half of almost total Rotherham domination in which they squandered four or five good chances the home side had to settle for turning round on level terms.

James Beattie cleared off the Stanley line in the first minute, Alex Revell headed just wide and Kieran Agard blazed over the bar inside the first five minutes.

But when Rotherham finally went ahead in the 14th minute it came from an own goal, Tom Eckersley heading Kari Arnason's long throw over his own goalkeeper.

Revell saw another goal bound effort deflected for a corner and on-loan keeper Cameron Belford made a great save to deny Agard.

And how Rotherham paid for those missed chances five minutes before the break when Michael Liddle's cross found Craig Lindfield on the edge of the area and he had time to set himself before planting his shot in the top corner of the net.

Rotherham took the lead again in the 62nd minute and again it came from an Arnason long throw. This time the ball was headed up in the air and substitute Daniel Nardiello headed the dropping ball past Belford.

And that opened the floodgates for Rotherham. Nardiello added his second and Rotherham's third from Agard's cross after 74 minutes and Michael O'Connor made it four two minutes later firing home after his corner was cleared straight back to him on the corner of the box.

team line-up

21Andy Warrington
6John Mullins
33Liam Ridehalgh
8Jason Taylor
31Courtney Cameron58
4Kári Arnason
14Mark Bradley
10Michael O'Connor
27Lee Frecklington80
9Alex Revell58
22Kieran Agard

substitutes

30Tony Thomson
34Jack O'Connell
5Ian Sharps
16Kayode Odejayi58
32Nicky Walker80
15Ben Pringle
17Daniel Nardiello58

referee

Richard Clark

team line-up

1Cameron Belford
3Michael Liddle
2Peter Murphy
18Tom Eckersley
14Luke Clark76
4Luke Joyce
8Charlie Barnett64
7Craig Lindfield
21James Beattie76
33Roumauld Boco
19Markus Carver

substitutes

23Padraig Amond76
10Will Hatfield76
22Andrew Dawber
24Lee Molyneaux64
15Bohan Dixon
11Aiden Chippendale
12George Miller

referee

Richard Clark

match stats

possession %5148
shots on target103
shots off target103
corners115
tackles won00
offsides62