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Fleetwood Town 2-0 Rotherham United

Conor McAleny introduced himself to Fleetwood in style with both goals in a 2-0 League One win over Rotherham.

The striker, who joined from Everton over the summer, scored in each half to leave the Millers in no doubt how tough their life will be following relegation from the Championship.

Fleetwood gained control in the 16th minute as McAleny opened his account when he nipped in front of his marker and turned home Bobby Grant's cross.

There should have been a comfortable cushion at the half-time break but Jordy Hiwula hit the post when racing clean through on goal and then Grant blazed over from a good position.

Rotherham started the second half brightly as they tried to force a way back into the game, but McAleny's second goal killed them off.

With their first threat of the half, McAleny cut in from the left and fired a low shot that beat Millers goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell at his near post.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 12BolgerBooked at 84mins
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 2Coyle
  • 8DempseyBooked at 80mins
  • 18GlendonSubstituted forO'Neillat 67'minutes
  • 3Bell
  • 11Grant
  • 10McAlenySubstituted forColeat 71'minutes
  • 7Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forHunterat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 4O'Neill
  • 9Burns
  • 15Rodgers
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Schwabl
  • 44Cole

Rotherham

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 5Ajayi
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 3Mattock
  • 11TaylorSubstituted forR Williamsat 83'minutes
  • 4VaulksBooked at 42mins
  • 8Frecklington
  • 7FordeSubstituted forNewellat 70'minutes
  • 10BallSubstituted forMooreat 68'minutes
  • 9Proctor

Substitutes

  • 16Potter
  • 18Purrington
  • 21Yates
  • 22Newell
  • 23R Williams
  • 24Moore
  • 30Bilboe
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
3,623

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Rotherham United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Rotherham United 0.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aiden O'Neill (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Booking

Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Ryan Williams replaces Jon Taylor.

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United).

Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Devante Cole replaces Conor McAleny.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Joe Newell replaces Anthony Forde.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Kieffer Moore replaces David Ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Aiden O'Neill replaces George Glendon.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Rotherham United 0. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Amari'i Bell.

Attempt blocked. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Joshua Emmanuel (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt saved. David Ball (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

Attempt saved. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood11002023
2Oxford Utd11002023
3Portsmouth11002023
4Bradford11002113
5Peterborough11002113
6Southend11002113
7Bury11001013
8Charlton11001013
9Shrewsbury11001013
10Wigan11001013
11Wimbledon10101101
12Scunthorpe10101101
13Doncaster10100001
14Gillingham10100001
15Blackburn100112-10
16Blackpool100112-10
17Plymouth100112-10
18Bristol Rovers100101-10
19MK Dons100101-10
20Northampton100101-10
21Walsall100101-10
22Oldham100102-20
23Rochdale100102-20
24Rotherham100102-20
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