Full time report: Alfreton Town 0 Rotherham Utd 2

Danny Rowe keeps an eye on the ball after an aerial challenge from Paul Clayton.
Danny Rowe keeps an eye on the ball after an aerial challenge from Paul Clayton.
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Rotherham United beat Alfreton Town 2-0 at the Impact Stadium with goals from Matt Derbyshire and Jerry Yates.

Steve Evans sent strong sides to Alfreton and Stocksbridge Park Steels.

For the Alfreton clash he stuck largely with the side which hammered Parkgate FC 9-1 on Saturday, bringing in only defender Kirk Broadfoot and midfield man Michael Tidser.

Derbyshire partnered Alex Revell in attack three days after his Millers debut at Parkgate,

The Millers were generally on top in the first half, with Tidser showing up well in midfield, but the Conference Premier outfit were tidy and had their own dangerous moments.

After the break the visitors broke the deadlock when on 56 minutes Derbyshire ran onto a long ball and capitalised on indecision from goalkeeper Jon Stewart for his second goal his consecutive matches.

As often happens for pre-season friendlies, a raft of substitutions broke up the flow of the game and with a few minutes remaining Rotherham wrapped up the victory when Yates latched onto a pass from Mitch Rose to score the Millers’ second

Rotherham United: Collin, Rowe, Broadfoot, Arnason, Skarz, Rose, Frecklington, Tidser, Hall, Revell, Derbyshire. Subs: Thompson, Lucas, Johnson, Norfolk, Yates.

Alfreton Town: Stewart, Wood, Courtney, Graham, Stevenson, Keane, Gray, Smith, Bradley, Howell, Clayton. Subs: Shaw, Sheridan, Rowe-Turner, Hicks, Trialist.