December 8, 2012
Burton downs Millers
Deon Burton returned to haunt former club Rotherham with a goal either side of half-time to earn npower League Two leaders Gillingham a 2-1 win at the New York Stadium.
Rotherham had the majority of play and possession in an often ill-tempered first half, but it was the visitors who managed the only goal.
A long throw after 11 minutes was back headed into the area by Danny Kedwell and Burton on hand to stab it home.
Shortly afterwards Rotherham lost skipper Ian Sharps to injury following a challenge by Burton, but the home side still made all the running.
Michael O'Connor rounded Stuart Nelson after a great solo run but could not turn the ball home from an acute angle, before Jason Taylor saw his 27th minute shot tipped over by the Gills goalkeeper
But 12 minutes after the break Burton did it again. Picked out on the edge of the box, he held off the challenge of his marker before firing past Andy Warrington.
It was the signal for an all out Rotherham onslaught. Nelson made a great save to deny Alex Revell before substitute Courtney Cameron rolled a pass across the edge of the area to Taylor, who drilled the ball home after 69 minutes.
The game was then halted by an injury to Romain Vincelot who went down under a challenge from Taylor, a challenge that earned him a booking and a huge 11 minutes of injury time.
|21 Andy Warrington||1 Stuart Nelson|
|5 Ian Sharps||12 Andy Frampton|
|6 Johnny Mullins||26 Adam Barrett|
|33 Liam Ridehalgh||3 Joseph Martin|
|27 Lee Frecklington||30 Roman Vincelot|
|8 Jason Taylor||2 Matt Fish|
|4 Kari Arnason||8 Charlie Lee|
|10 Michael O'Connor||4 Jack Payne|
|15 Ben Pringle||14 Charlie Allen|
|9 Alex Revell||20 Deon Burton|
|17 Daniel Nardiello||9 Danny Kedwell|
|1 Scott Shearer||Tommy Forecast 21|
|18 Nicky Hunt||Danny Jackman 11|
|34 Jack O'Connell||Bradley Dack 18|
|29 Luke Rooney||Myles Weston 24|
|31 Courtney Cameron||Lewis Montrose 16|
|16 Kayode Odejayi||Adam Birchall 17|
|22 Keiran Agard||Devante McKain 25|
|Jack O'Connell for Ian Sharps (18)||Lewis Montrose for Jack Payne (70)|
|Courtney Cameron for Michael O'Connor (63)||Myles Weston for Deon Burton (71)|
|Kayode Odejayi for Daniel Nardiello (89)||Bradley Dack for Roman Vincelot (80)|
|Jason Taylor (75)||Deon Burton (38)|
|Charlie Allen (68)|
|Matt Fish (85)|
|Stuart Nelson (90)|
|Charlie Lee (90)|
|· Squads: Rotherham United | Gillingham|