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  • English League 2
  • 26 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • New York Stadium
  • Attendance: 6,582
RotherhamRotherhamvBristol RBristol R
1
  • Noble, 73
3
  • Brown, pen 43
  • Harrison, 52
  • Anyinsah, 61

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Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Bristol Rovers 3.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Bristol Rovers 3.

85 mins:Hand ball by Seanan Clucas (Bristol Rovers).

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

81 mins:Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Dan Woodards replaces Ryan Brunt.

80 mins:Foul by Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers).

80 mins:Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

79 mins:Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Attempt missed. John Mullins (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kári Arnason with a cross.

73 mins:Goal! Rotherham United 1, Bristol Rovers 3. David Noble (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kári Arnason.

72 mins:Substitution, Bristol Rovers. David Clarkson replaces Joe Anyinsah.

72 mins:Substitution, Rotherham United. David Noble replaces Lee Frecklington.

71 mins:Attempt saved. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

67 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

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

64 mins:Foul by Dale Tonge (Rotherham United).

64 mins:John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

63 mins:Dale Tonge (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Goal! Rotherham United 0, Bristol Rovers 3. Joe Anyinsah (Bristol Rovers).

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

59 mins:Attempt missed. John Mullins (Rotherham United) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

52 mins:Goal! Rotherham United 0, Bristol Rovers 2. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

50 mins:Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Eliot Richards.

48 mins:Foul by Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers).

48 mins:Dale Tonge (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Attempt saved. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by John Mullins with a cross.

46 mins:Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

46 mins:Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

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

Second Half begins Rotherham United 0, Bristol Rovers 1.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Bristol Rovers 1.

45+4 mins:Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

45+3 mins:Second yellow card to Claude Davis (Rotherham United) for a bad foul.

45+2 mins:Foul by Claude Davis (Rotherham United).

45+2 mins:Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

45+1 mins:Attempt saved. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

45 mins:Offside, Bristol Rovers. Ryan Brunt tries a through ball, but Ryan Brunt is caught offside.

43 mins:Goal! Rotherham United 0, Bristol Rovers 1. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

42 mins:Penalty conceded by Dale Tonge (Rotherham United) after a foul in the penalty area.

42 mins:Penalty Bristol Rovers. Ryan Brunt draws a foul in the penalty area.

41 mins:Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).

41 mins:John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

38 mins:Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

38 mins:Joe Anyinsah (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

33 mins:Foul by Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers).

33 mins:Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Foul by Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers).

32 mins:Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

31 mins:Attempt saved. Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

30 mins:John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

30 mins:Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

30 mins:Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

28 mins:Attempt blocked. Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

27 mins:Foul by Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers).

27 mins:Liam Ridehalgh (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Offside, Bristol Rovers. Ryan Brunt tries a through ball, but Ryan Brunt is caught offside.

16 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

15 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

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

14 mins:Foul by Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers).

14 mins:John Mullins (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

12 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

11 mins:Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

11 mins:Foul by Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers).

11 mins:Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Claude Davis (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

9 mins:Foul by Claude Davis (Rotherham United).

9 mins:Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

4 mins:Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 2
  • 26 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • New York Stadium
  • Attendance: 6,582
RotherhamRotherhamvBristol RBristol R
1
  • Noble, 73
3
  • Brown, pen 43
  • Harrison, 52
  • Anyinsah, 61

match report

Bristol Rovers recorded an emphatic 3-1 victory over 10-man Rotherham to move off the foot of League Two.

The hundreds of Millers fans who helped clear the snow off the pitch spent the final minutes of the first half with their head in their hands as new signing Claude Davis endured a nightmare debut.

The central defender was sent off for two yellow cards in first-half added time having given away the penalty that handed Rovers the lead.

Neither side had managed a shot on target until Davis bundled over Rovers debutant Ryan Brunt and Lee Brown easily beat Andy Warrington from the spot.

Davis, already booked in the 9th minute, then brought Brunt down on the edge of the area and received his marching orders.

Worse was to follow for the home side. 18-year-old substitute Ellis Harrison doubled Rovers' advantage three minutes after his introduction with a solo run down the left which saw him beat off two defenders before sliding the ball home.

And then in the 61st minute Joe Anyinsah repeated the process down the right before beating Warrington with a powerful drive.

It was left to substitute David Noble, a former Bristol City player, to restore a little Rotherham pride in the 73rd minute with his first touch of the ball - a 25-yard power drive - but many of the home fans had already gone.

team line-up

21Andy Warrington
3Claude Davis
33Liam Ridehalgh
6John Mullins
2Dale Tonge
15Ben Pringle
10Michael O'Connor
4Kári Arnason
27Lee Frecklington72
9Alex Revell59
17Daniel Nardiello46

substitutes

35Daniel Kearns
19David Noble72
16Kayode Odejayi59
30Tony Thomson
31Courtney Cameron46
11Adam Morgan
22Kieran Agard

referee

David Webb

team line-up

13Steve Mildenhall
6Tom Parkes
14Lee Brown
2Michael Smith
29Mark McChrystal
25Seanan Clucas
32John-Joe O'Toole
26Ryan Brunt81
15Oliver Norburn
10Eliot Richards50
16Joe Anyinsah72

substitutes

4Dan Woodards81
7David Clarkson72
21Clayton McDonald
27Tom Hitchcock
17Ellis Harrison50
11Fabian Broghammer
20Conor Gough

referee

David Webb

match stats

possession %4851
shots on target54
shots off target21
corners36
tackles won00
offsides22