ROTHERHAM UNITED went into tonight’s Roses battle unchanged from the side that triumphed at Exeter last Saturday - and carried on their winning ways.
That blow came after two minutes.
But a cock-up in the home defence - Winnard heading past his own keeper - allowed Daniel Nardiello to tap home an equaliser, three minutes later.
Villa loanee Courtney Cameron looked lively, but his left-footer flew well wide from from 20 yards.
Romuald Boco had a chance for Stanley but Johnny Mullins was able to clear the danger.
Padraig Amond has shot blocked by Ian Sharps, too.
In the second half United took the lead, Nardiello getting his second.
He pressed the trigger just inside the penalty area, scoring low into the middle of the net.
After that, Rotherham displayed a workmanlike and professional ethos; Ian Sharps, Johnny Mullins and Jason Taylor exemplifying all that was good about the team as a strong unit.
ACCRINGTON STANLEY (4-2-3-1): Dunbavin; Winnard, Nsiala, Atkinson, Liddle; Miller, Joyce; Lindfield, Boco, Barnett; Amond. Unused substitutes: Dawber, Murphy, Clark, Dixon, Gray, Hatfield, Chippendale.
ROTHERHAM UNITED (4-5-1): Warrington; Bradley, Sharps, Bradley, Ridehalgh; Cameron, Taylor, O’Connor, Pringle, Nardiello; Revell. Unused substitutes: Odejayi, Hunt, Frecklington, Rooney, Thompson, Walker, O’Connell.
REFEREE: Chris Sarginson (Staffordshire)
Don’t miss Dom Howson’s analysis in in Wednesday’s Star.