Plymouth 0-1 Rotherham

Rotherham enhanced their automatic promotion prospects with victory at relegation-threatened Plymouth, thanks to Kieran Agard's second-half goal.

Agard applied the deft close-range finishing touch from a knock-down by skipper Johnny Mullins.

Argyle responded with Reuben Reid flashing a stooping header inches wide from Onismor Bhasera's pinpoint cross.

Reid should have scored from Bhasera's next cross, a minute later, but fired high and over from 12 yards.

The result kept Rotherham in third place with a game remaining, two points clear of Cheltenham, while Plymouth are only clear of next-to-bottom AFC Wimbledon by the same margin.


Plymouth Argyle manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Devon:

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Argyle deserved a point - Sheridan

"We matched them and I didn't see any danger. We switched off again and it's a straight forward ball in the box. I don't think we deserved it but that's life.

"They couldn't give me anymore, I'm proud of the players. I said it would probably go to the last game and it's a funny old league.

"We've played all the so-called best teams in the league and none of them have been better than us, so we're definitely improving and I think the fans appreciate that.

"To get the point we need would've been great for the support we've had all season, but now we're all just thinking about next week."

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Millers defended heroically - Evans

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Well it was another hard-earned battle. I keep saying there's 46 battles in this league, we've come here and credit to Plymouth Argyle I thought they were terrific today.

"But we dug in and worked hard and early in the second half we missed a couple of chances in quick succession.

"And Kieran (Agard) pops up as he has done on more than one occasion and gets us a goal and then you have to defend heroically.

"Scott Shearer, Craig Morgan and Claude Davis, Kari Arnason, Johnny Mullins - what a defensive unit to have protecting you."

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