February 2, 2013
Late flurry earns Millers priceless win
Rotherham put their recent home troubles behind them with a priceless 3-1 victory over npower League Two promotion rivals Northampton
The visitors made the better start and Ade Akinfenwa had a shot saved in only the third minute and Chris Hackett fired over the bar three minutes later.
And only a brilliant save by Town keeper Lee Nicholls denied Kayodi Odejayi after great work by loanee Jordan Slew.
The visitors went even closer in the 21st minute when a long-range Jake Robinson effort came back off the post.
Liam Ridehalgh's effort hit the bar before the home side went ahead from the penalty spot in the 40th minute.
Ben Harding's blatant trip on Mark Bradley was immediately punished by referee Nigel Miller and leading marksman Daniel Nardiello fired home from the spot.
Rotherham should have gone further ahead in the 71st minute after a flowing move down the left but Ridehalgh's shot was just over the bar.
But two goals in three minutes put the Millers in the driving seat. After 75 minutes Ben Pringle picked up a loose ball on the edge of the area and beat Nichols with a curling low shot.
And three minutes later David Noble added the third with a powerful shot from just inside the area..
Clark Carlisle`s injury-time header was no more than a consolation for the visitors.
|Rotherham United||Northampton Town|
|21 Andy Warrington||21 Lee Nicholls|
|6 Johnny Mullins||30 Clarke Carlisle|
|33 Liam Ridehalgh||5 Kelvin Langmead|
|19 David Noble||12 Ben Tozer|
|14 Mark Bradley||3 Joe Widdowson|
|4 Kari Arnason||4 Luke Guttridge|
|10 Michael O'Connor||11 Chris Hackett|
|15 Ben Pringle||8 Ben Harding|
|16 Kayode Odejayi||23 Emmanuel Oyeleke|
|17 Daniel Nardiello||10 Adebayo Akinfenwa|
|8 Jordan Slew||17 Jake Robinson|
|30 Tony Thompson||Dean Snedker 13|
|36 Daniel Rowe||John Johnson 2|
|35 Daniel Kearns||Ishmel Demontagnac 7|
|31 Courtney Cameron||Lewis Hornby 22|
|9 Alex Revell||Clive Platt 9|
|22 Keiran Agard||Roy O'Donovan 28|
|11 Adam Morgan||Louis Moult 19|
|Keiran Agard for Michael O'Connor (83)||Roy O'Donovan for Emmanuel Oyeleke (46)|
|Daniel Kearns for David Noble (85)||Clive Platt for Jake Robinson (71)|
|Courtney Cameron for Daniel Nardiello (90)|
|Daniel Nardiello (43)|
|Mark Bradley (63)|
|Jordan Slew (85)|
|· Squads: Rotherham United | Northampton Town|