EFL Cup - First Round
RotherhamRotherham United1CambridgeCambridge United0

Rotherham United 1-0 Cambridge United

Jordan Bowery
Jordan Bowery scored the only goal

Rotherham bounced back from Saturday's 4-1 defeat by MK Dons to beat Cambridge United in the League Cup first round.

A lethargic first half was brought to life when Jordan Bowery headed in from Joe Newell's left-wing cross.

U's keeper Chris Dunn was forced into a full-stretch save to keep out Matt Derbyshire as Rotherham asserted their dominance in the second half.

Cambridge came close to a late leveller, but Kelle Roos was on hand to foil Conor Newton's effort.

The hosts dominated possession and had by far the most chances, but were made to work hard for their victory by an organised Cambridge side.

The Millers have now won six of their last seven League Cup ties at home.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Roos
  • 2BuxtonSubstituted forRichardsonat 76'minutes
  • 4Collins
  • 15Halford
  • 22NewellSubstituted forWardat 73'minutes
  • 10Ledesma
  • 8Frecklington
  • 33SmallwoodBooked at 55mins
  • 14White
  • 18BowerySubstituted forWardat 80'minutes
  • 27Derbyshire

Substitutes

  • 7Maguire
  • 9Ward
  • 11Green
  • 16Richardson
  • 17Ward
  • 21Collin
  • 23Thorpe

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 5Roberts
  • 14Coulson
  • 22Taft
  • 2Omozusi
  • 8Berry
  • 4Keane
  • 3TaylorSubstituted forDunkat 64'minutes
  • 15SimpsonSubstituted forDonaldsonat 64'minutes
  • 19CarrSubstituted forNewtonat 64'minutes
  • 9Slew

Substitutes

  • 7Donaldson
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Beasant
  • 16Morrissey
  • 17Hughes
  • 20Chiedozie
  • 24Newton
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,568

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Cambridge United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Cambridge United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Kelle Roos.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Newton (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  8. Post update

    Grant Ward (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Slew (Cambridge United).

  10. Post update

    Delay in match Danny Ward (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Keith Keane (Cambridge United).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Danny Collins.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Frazer Richardson.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Danny Ward replaces Jordan Bowery.

  16. Post update

    Greg Halford (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Slew (Cambridge United).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Frazer Richardson replaces Lewis Buxton.

  19. Post update

    Greg Halford (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).