• FT

    Burton

    1

    Barnet

    0

  • FT

    Chesterfield

    0

    Southend

    1

  • FT

    Dag & Red

    1

    Morecambe

    2

  • FT

    Fleetwood To

    3

    Oxford Utd

    0

  • FT

    Gillingham

    1

    York

    1

  • FT

    Plymouth

    0

    Accrington

    0

  • FT

    Rotherham

    1

    Bristol Rov

    3

  • PPD

    Bradford

    P

    Wycombe

    P

ENGLISH LEAGUE TWO

The New York Stadium

Referee: D Webb | Attendance: 6582

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Rotherham United

  • David Noble 73'

1 - 3

FT

Bristol Rovers

  • Lee Brown 43' PEN
  • Ellis Harrison 52'
  • Joe Anyinsah 61'

Pirates win to climb off the bottom

Bristol Rovers recorded an emphatic 3-1 victory over 10-man Rotherham to move off the foot of npower League Two.

The hundreds of Millers fans who helped clear the snow off the pitch spent the final minutes of the first half with their head in their hands as new signing Claude Davis endured a nightmare debut.

The central defender was sent off for two yellow cards in first-half added time having given away the penalty that handed Rovers the lead.

Neither side had managed a shot on target until Davis bundled over Rovers debutant Ryan Brunt and Lee Brown easily beat Andy Warrington from the spot.

Davis, already booked in the 9th minute, then brought Brunt down on the edge of the area and received his marching orders.

Worse was to follow for the home side. 18-year-old substitute Ellis Harrison doubled Rovers' advantage three minutes after his introduction with a solo run down the left which saw him beat off two defenders before sliding the ball home.

And then in the 61st minute Joe Anyinsah repeated the process down the right before beating Warrington with a powerful drive.

It was left to substitute David Noble, a former Bristol City player, to restore a little Rotherham pride in the 73rd minute with his first touch of the ball - a 25-yard power drive - but many of the home fans had already gone.

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Scoring Summary

  • Rotherham United
  • Bristol Rovers
David Noble (73')
(pen 43') Lee Brown
(52') Ellis Harrison
(61') Joe Anyinsah

Match Stats

  • Rotherham United
  • Bristol Rovers
6(4) Shots (on goal) 3(2)
7 Fouls 11
3 Corner kicks 6
2 Offsides 2
47% Time of Possession 53%
1 Yellow Cards 2
1 Red Cards 0
1 Saves 9

Teams

  • Rotherham United
  • Bristol Rovers
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Red Cards
Claude Davis (45 + 3')