F-T: Rotherham United 2 Scunthorpe United 0

Hitman Kieffer Moore took his goal tally into double figures as high-flying Rotherham United continued their rampant home form in League One.

Saturday, 14th October 2017, 5:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:53 am
Rotherham United v Scunthorpe United

The Millers consolidated their position in the play-off places with victory over Scunthorpe United, with Moore claiming his 10th goal of the campaign in the second half to seal a sixth three-point haul in seven AESSEAL New York Stadium outings.

The loan hot-shot tapped in after great work down the left by David Ball in the 71st minute.

It was a simple finish, far removed from the stunning long-range effort by Will Vaulks which put Paul Warne's side in front after 36 minutes.

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The midfielder let fly from 25 yards, giving Scunthorpe goalkeeper Matt Gilks no chance.

Both sides had chances in an entertaining, hard-fought encounter. Rotherham, without key midfield man Darren Potter who was out with a heel injury, were tested but had the edge.

Before Vaulks' sensational strike, Richie Towell and Anthony Forde had seen shots saved while Richard Wood, Joe Mattock and Michael Ihiekwe were all denied by blocks in quick succession.

Richard O'Donnell twice saved from Paddy Madden before Rotherham's breakthrough. With half-time approaching, the home keeper foiled Josh Morris and was then pleased to see Andrew Crofts head over from close in.

After the break, the visitors pushed and Funso Ojo hit the woodwork. But Moore was in the right place to make the most of Ball's skilful run and cross and the home side, always looking dangerous on the attack, held out comfortably towards the end.

Momentum is building for the Millers who have now won their last three league games without conceding a goal and are fourth in the table.

Goals: Vaulks 36, Moore 71 (Rotherham).

Rotherham (4-4-1-1): O'Donnell; Cummings, Ihiekwe, Wood, Mattock; Williams, Vaulks, Towell, Forde (Ajayi 82); Ball (Newell 77); Moore (Clarke-Harris 90+5). Subs not used: Rodak, Emmanuel, Yates, Bray.

Scunthorpe (4-4-2): Gilks; Clarke, McArdle, Wallace, Townsend; Holmes, Crofts (Mantom 73), Ojo, Morris (Adelakun 73); Novak (Van Veen 78), Madden. Subs not used: Watson, Bishop, Burgess, Butroid.

Referee: Eddie Ilderton (Tyne & Wear).

Attendance: 9,167 (1,321).