Rotherham United upset the form book to beat Doncaster

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ROTHERHAM UNITED pulled off a smart 2-1 win over League One Doncaster Rovers tonight.

The League Two outfit deserved the win too - a friendly victory which follows their 2-1 win over Barnsley last weekend.

An entertaining first half at New York stadium had ended goalless, although Millers had looked dangerous.

Rovers blew their best chance, two minutes before half-time when David Cotterill sliced wide after decent cross from James Husband.

Cotterill made amends in the second half by putting the League One side ahead 1-0.

It was a cracking drive from 20 yards that broke the deadlock.

But Millers were not to be slighted at their new home and equalised on 66 courtesy of a Mark Bradley goal from the right channel.

The home side brought on Mitchell Rose, brother of Danny, who is playing in the Olympics with GB.

But the New York support were applauding Kieran Agard Kieran Agard the most - it was the traillist who he put them 2-1 up, in what turned out to be the winning goal.


ROTHERHAM UNITED: Warrington; Hunt, Bradley, Mullins, Wilson; Ainsworth, Taylor, Arnason, Pringle; Revell, Odejayi. Subs: Shearer, Sharps, Nardiello, Rose, Denton, Agard, Johnson.

DONCASTER ROVERS: G Woods, O’Connor, Wakefield, Spurr, Husband; Cotterill, Syers, Keegan, Bennett; Blake, Brown. Subs: McCormick, Ball, Stock, Morgan-Smith, M Woods, Mullen Referee: Mike Naylor (Sheffield).

*Read Les Payne’s analysis of tonight’s friendly in Wednesday’s Star.