League One
Rotherham3Brentford0

Rotherham United 3-0 Brentford

Kieran Agard

Kieran Agard grabbed a first-half double as Rotherham dealt a blow to Brentford's automatic promotion hopes and boosted their own chances of climbing out of League One.

Clayton Donaldson tested home keeper Adam Collin before Agard put Rotherham ahead from the penalty spot after James Tavernier was felled by Alan Judge.

Ben Pringle then put Agard through to slam home his 20th goal of the season.

Lee Frecklington curled wide before Haris Vuckic made it 3-0 with a header.

Despite suffering their first defeat in six games, Brentford remain second, three points clear of Leyton Orient who are third after their 1-1 draw with Oldham Athletic.

Rotherham move to within seven points of the automatic promotion places.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 27Tavernier
  • 3Skarz
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 86mins
  • 4ArnasonBooked at 63mins
  • 20Morgan
  • 22AgardSubstituted forVuckicat 90+1'minutes
  • 36Smallwood
  • 37Adams
  • 9Revell
  • 18PringleSubstituted forMilsomat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 5Davis
  • 10O'Connor
  • 15Milsom
  • 25Addison
  • 28Vuckic
  • 35Hitchcock

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormack
  • 24Bidwell
  • 4ForshawSubstituted forYennarisat 66'minutes
  • 5CraigBooked at 84mins
  • 6Dean
  • 8Douglas
  • 22Reeves
  • 29TrottaSubstituted forGriggat 75'minutes
  • 9Donaldson
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forAdamsat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 2O'Connor
  • 11Grigg
  • 15Dallas
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 28Yennaris
  • 32Adams
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
8,365

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 3, Brentford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 3, Brentford 0.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 3, Brentford 0. Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Milsom.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Haris Vuckic replaces Kieran Agard.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Robert Milsom replaces Ben Pringle.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Charlie Adams replaces Alan Judge.

Booking

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Booking

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Nicky Adams (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces Marcello Trotta.

Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Alan McCormack.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).

Joe Skarz (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Lee Frecklington.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Nico Yennaris replaces Adam Forshaw.

James Tavernier (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Tony Craig.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves38258571254683
2Brentford37247662352779
3Leyton Orient392210772363676
4Rotherham382012671442772
5Preston391915555381772
6Peterborough38184165952758
7MK Dons39167165653355
8Swindon39159155652454
9Walsall391314124441353
10Sheff Utd37149143940-151
11Port Vale38155185164-1350
12Gillingham39146195163-1248
13Bristol City391016136161046
14Crawley351113113843-546
15Bradford381015134948145
16Colchester381013154451-743
17Oldham391110184355-1243
18Coventry371410136768-142
19Crewe391010194673-2740
20Tranmere38109194769-2239
21Carlisle38109193961-2239
22Shrewsbury39814173649-1338
23Notts County39114245269-1737
24Stevenage37107203958-1937
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