ENGLISH LEAGUE TWO

Crowne Ground

Referee: C Sarginson | Attendance: 1424

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Accrington Stanley

  • Dean Winnard 2'

1 - 2

FT

Rotherham United

  • Daniel Nardiello 5'
  • Daniel Nardiello 48'

Nardiello at the double

Rotherham closed in on the automatic promotion spots with two goals from Daniel Nardiello securing them a 2-1 victory at Accrington.

In a mad opening five minutes, Dean Winnard gave Stanley the lead, heading Charlie Barnett's corner into the top corner of the net.

But it was Winnard's mistake at the other end which gifted Rotherham an equaliser just three minutes later. His backpass went beyond goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin and Nardiello was there to pounce for a simple tap-in from three yards.

Stanley midfielder Rommy Boco came close to adding to the score minutes later but his 25-yard effort was cleared off the line by Johnny Mullins, while Padraig Amond was a threat for Stanley but could not convert a number of half-chances.

Nardiello got his second three minutes after the break in scrappy circumstances. His cross from the left to the near post could not be kept out by Dunbavin.

Stanley made all three substitutions during the second half and pressed without testing goalkeeper Andy Warrington, while Michael O'Connor's 20-yard free-kick after 80 minutes forced Dunbavin into a superb save to prevent a bigger scoreline. Courtney Cameron also came close for the Millers with a blistering strike in injury time.

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Scoring Summary

  • Accrington Stanley
  • Rotherham United

Match Stats

  • Accrington Stanley
  • Rotherham United
9(8) Shots (on goal) 9(2)
11 Fouls 9
4 Corner kicks 6
3 Offsides 4
48% Time of Possession 52%
2 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
5 Saves 5

Teams

  • Accrington Stanley
  • Rotherham United
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Craig Lindfield (81')
James Gray (90 + 3')