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Stevenage 0-3 Rotherham United

Ben Pringle

Rotherham breezed past struggling Stevenage to earn a first win in five League One games and stay two points outside the play-off places.

Ben Pringle opened the scoring on the rebound after Kieran Agard's header had been saved by keeper Chris Day.

Day made several fine saves to keep it at 1-0 but was taken off injured at the break and replacement Steve Arnold's error let Claude Davis head a second.

Michael O'Connor's fine 25-yard strike on the counter-attack sealed victory.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage boss Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was a dreadful performance. There wasn't too much I could hang my hat on and say I was pleased with.

"There was a sentimental fatigue and probably a physical fatigue. We're asking a lot of them; we're sending the same 11 players out game after game.

"Mentally the spark wasn't there. The team spirit that has been so strong in the recent run of results was lacking.

"The one thing I would say today about the referee is that he was consistent and he tried to allow the game to flow."

Rotherham boss Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was a good performance but nothing has changed as in terms of league action we've been playing exceptionally well.

"The performances have been good and today was just the same.

"We have some top players in that dressing room but they work very hard too - they are tired every single morning.

"As long as they keep working that hard they'll have that habit of winning football matches."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16DaySubstituted forArnoldat 46'minutes
  • 20SmithBooked at 84mins
  • 15Freeman
  • 14Heslop
  • 6Jones
  • 29Hartley
  • 7MoraisSubstituted forTounkaraat 82'minutes
  • 24Doughty
  • 11Akins
  • 12Zoko
  • 17TanseySubstituted forAndradeat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Wedgbury
  • 10Burrow
  • 13Parrett
  • 21Tounkara
  • 25Andrade
  • 27Johnson

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 2Brindley
  • 3Skarz
  • 8FrecklingtonSubstituted forTidserat 81'minutes
  • 5DavisBooked at 5minsSubstituted forMillsat 85'minutes
  • 20Morgan
  • 22Agard
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forMilsomat 79'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 16Tubbs
  • 18Pringle

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 6Mills
  • 15Milsom
  • 23Tidser
  • 25Eaves
  • 31Rowe
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
2,814

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 0, Rotherham United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Rotherham United 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Michael Tidser.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Pablo Mills replaces Claude Davis.

  6. Booking

    Jimmy Smith (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Smith (Stevenage).

  8. Post update

    Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Oumare Tounkara (Stevenage).

  10. Post update

    Michael Tidser (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Oumare Tounkara replaces Filipe Morais.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Filipe Morais (Stevenage).

  13. Post update

    Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael Tidser replaces Lee Frecklington.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Robert Milsom replaces Michael O'Connor.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Claude Davis.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Simon Heslop (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Adam Collin.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Simon Heslop (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves16123130102039
2Leyton Orient16122236132338
3Peterborough15102325121332
4Brentford169342517830
5Preston168622416830
6Swindon1682631211026
7Rotherham166642422224
8Bradford1565424141023
9Port Vale167272425-123
10MK Dons156452420422
11Walsall156451715222
12Coventry1593334221220
13Crawley165561923-420
14Gillingham165382025-518
15Colchester163851622-617
16Carlisle164571628-1217
17Shrewsbury163761619-316
18Oldham154381923-415
19Bristol City162862428-414
20Stevenage1642101526-1114
21Tranmere163581630-1414
22Crewe163491236-2413
23Sheff Utd1633101425-1112
24Notts County1631121730-1310
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