First New York defeat as Millers bow out

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Rotherham United suffered a night of frustration, a first competitive defeat at their new ground and an exit from the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy to a goal 10 minutes from time.

As expected, Millers boss Steve Evans made a few changes to their league line-up and in came Warrington, Mullins, Taylor, Ainsworth, Revell and Agard at New York Stadium.

York, defending in numbers, looked to spring out from their 4-1-4-1 formation when they could.

The winner came on 80 minutes when Blair pounced after a Walker shot was blocked. Rotherham went straight upfield but Nardiello failed to lob Ingham with the keeper off his line.

Then Ingham made a fantastic save from Nardiello’s diving header and, with three minutes left, Revell put a header inches over as Rotherham tried to take it to penalties.

Rotherham United: Warrington, Bradley, Sharps, Mullins, Wilson; Ainsworth, Taylor, O’Connor, Evans; Revell, Agard. Subs: Pringle, Odejayi, Nardiello, Noble, Denton.

York City: Ingham; Oyebanjo, C Smith, Carlisle, Taylor;, Parslow; Blair, J,Smith, McLaughlin, Coulson; Walker. Subs: Musselwhite, Bullock, McReady, Fyfield, Challinor.

Referee: Richard Clark (Northumberland).

Attendance; 3,975.