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Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Rotherham United

Alex Revell scored both of Rotherham's goals as the Millers beat Tranmere to consolidate their place in the League One play-off spots.

An early strike by visiting striker Wes Thomas was disallowed for offside but Rotherham did go in front when Revell turned in Kieran Agard's cross.

And Revell doubled the lead with a shot from the edge of the penalty area.

Veteran midfielder Andy Robinson ensured a tense finish when he headed a late reply but Rovers fell to defeat.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside:

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Post-match: Tranmere manager Moore

"I thought we were abysmal. I'm disappointed with the commitment and desire.

"We played for five minutes right at the end and it's not good enough. I expect them to run about and show some desire, but nearly every one of them was giving the ball away with simple passes.

"If we play anywhere near where we can play, at least we give them a game. I don't think it was a game."

Rotherham manager Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Post-match: Rotherham boss Evans

"It could have been four or five but it wasn't.

"It's a good day for us. It's a difficult place to come for us, on a difficult surface against a team that's very organised.

"We came with a game plan for stages of the game and they carried the game plan we worked on from Sunday."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 29Pennington
  • 3Horwood
  • 18JenningsSubstituted forKoumasat 74'minutes
  • 4Taylor
  • 32Arthurworrey
  • 20KennedySubstituted forStocktonat 78'minutes
  • 8Wallace
  • 14Cassidy
  • 9Lowe
  • 15KirbySubstituted forRobinsonat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Holmes
  • 5Goodison
  • 10Robinson
  • 16Stockton
  • 17Power
  • 22Koumas
  • 33Mooney

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 14Bradley
  • 27Tavernier
  • 8FrecklingtonSubstituted forVuckicat 88'minutes
  • 5Davis
  • 4Arnason
  • 22Agard
  • 15MilsomSubstituted forSmallwoodat 71'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 26ThomasSubstituted forO'Connorat 81'minutes
  • 18Pringle

Substitutes

  • 3Skarz
  • 10O'Connor
  • 16Turgott
  • 28Vuckic
  • 30Thompson
  • 35Hitchcock
  • 36Smallwood
Referee:
Steve Bratt
Attendance:
3,777

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home3
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Rotherham United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Rotherham United 2.

Attempt missed. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. James Wallace (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Mark Bradley.

Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Rotherham United 2. Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers) header from very close range to the top right corner.

Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Haris Vuckic replaces Lee Frecklington because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael O'Connor replaces Wes Thomas.

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Matthew Kennedy.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

Attempt missed. James Tavernier (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jason Koumas replaces Steven Jennings.

Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kieran Agard (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Richard Smallwood replaces Robert Milsom.

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Matthew Kennedy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Robert Milsom (Rotherham United).

Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Rotherham United).

Attempt saved. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Rotherham United 2. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Wes Thomas (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Robinson replaces Jake Kirby.

Matthew Kennedy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Evan Horwood.

Attempt missed. Mark Bradley (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers).

Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Wes Thomas (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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1Brentford28195450262462
2Leyton Orient27186358243460
3Wolves28177447202758
4Preston27131043627949
5Rotherham28139649371248
6Walsall291210736261046
7Peterborough28143114840845
8Swindon28125114638841
9Port Vale26123113739-239
10MK Dons27106114141036
11Coventry2712875547834
12Bradford2771373832634
13Colchester2681083534134
14Gillingham2895143647-1132
15Crawley2571082934-531
16Oldham2886143241-930
17Carlisle2786133147-1630
18Tranmere2877143150-1928
19Notts County2983183748-1127
20Crewe2876152754-2727
21Sheff Utd2668122635-926
22Shrewsbury2868142738-1126
23Bristol City27412113845-724
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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