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Rotherham United 3-2 Bury

A last-minute goal from Richie Towell earned Rotherham a deserved home victory against Bury.

The Millers dominated large periods of the game and led twice through Kieffer Moore.

Bury, who had manager Lee Clark sent to the stands at half-time by referee Christopher Sarginson, responded twice through Jermaine Beckford and Nathan Cameron before Towell's strike won it for the home side.

Rotherham's early pressure paid off in the 20th minute when Moore finished clinically after bringing down Will Vaulks' cross and slotting past Joe Murphy.

Jon Taylor should have made it two after he rounded Murphy but the winger's shot went into the side-netting.

The miss was punished instantly with Beckford converting at the near post from Ryan Lowe's centre in the 34th minute.

Rotherham were back ahead nine minutes into the second half when Moore headed in from Taylor's left-wing cross.

Bury equalised again in the 67th minute with Cameron powering in Michael Smith's flicked header.

But Towell latched on to a loose ball on the edge of the box and drove into the bottom corner to secure back-to-back wins for Rotherham.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 13Rodák
  • 25CummingsSubstituted forTowellat 40'minutes
  • 6Wood
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 18Purrington
  • 23R WilliamsSubstituted forFordeat 75'minutes
  • 4Vaulks
  • 16Potter
  • 8FrecklingtonSubstituted forBallat 85'minutes
  • 11Taylor
  • 24Moore

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 3Mattock
  • 7Forde
  • 10Ball
  • 17Towell
  • 21Yates
  • 22Newell

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 12WilliamsSubstituted forDobreat 55'minutes
  • 27CameronBooked at 51mins
  • 20WhitmoreBooked at 89mins
  • 3Leigh
  • 14Edwards
  • 30Ince
  • 18Laurent
  • 33Bunn
  • 39LoweSubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
  • 9Beckford

Substitutes

  • 7Maguire
  • 13Reilly
  • 15Aldred
  • 21Dobre
  • 28Cooney
  • 29Smith
  • 38Fasan
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
7,848

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamBury
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 3, Bury 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 3, Bury 2.

Attempt missed. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. David Ball (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Smith (Bury).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jon Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 3, Bury 2. Richard Towell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Alex Whitmore (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Alex Whitmore (Bury) because of an injury.

Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Bury).

Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. David Ball replaces Lee Frecklington.

Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Richard Wood.

Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rohan Ince (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Anthony Forde replaces Ryan Williams.

Foul by Ryan Williams (Rotherham United).

Josh Laurent (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Williams (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ben Purrington (Rotherham United).

Harry Bunn (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Rohan Ince (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 2, Bury 2. Nathan Cameron (Bury) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Whitmore following a set piece situation.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Rotherham United).

Greg Leigh (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Michael Smith replaces Ryan Lowe.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury651094516
2Charlton6501137615
3Peterborough6411137613
4Bradford6411127513
5Scunthorpe633082612
6Oxford Utd6321103711
7Blackpool632186211
8Wigan531183510
9Fleetwood531185310
10Blackburn530210649
11Rotherham630310829
12Bristol Rovers63031012-29
13Walsall62229908
14Portsmouth62226608
15MK Dons621347-37
16Doncaster613267-16
17Southend6132712-56
18Wimbledon611437-44
19Bury6114611-54
20Plymouth6114510-54
21Rochdale603339-63
22Northampton5104310-73
23Gillingham6024410-62
24Oldham6015714-71
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