FULL TIME: Swindon 3 Rotherham United 2

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ROTHERHAM UNITED manager Andy Scott was not a happy man after seeing his side lose their unbeaten record.

He said about the afternoon: “I didn’t enjoy it at all.

“There were all the histrionics on the sidelines, it was like a circus and I didn’t enjoy what was going off,” said Scott. “They were rolling around and their bench was like a pantomime but we knew that was what we were going to face.

“We probably deserved a draw and certainly should have had a penalty at 2-1.

“Alex Revell showed how good he can be, he scored two excellent goals and was outstanding.” He also said that Danny Schofield dived in “stupidly” and got himself sent off and revealed that goalkeeper Conrad Logan played from the first minute with a broken nose and up to 10 teeth damaged.

Swindon certainly holds happy recent memories for Millers newcomer REVELL. He scored against them three times last season for Orient, doing so twice at the County Ground, firstly a winner in the Carling Cup and then in a draw in League One.

He followed up by netting in Orient’s win in the return league game. And this feelgood factor continued when he put the Millers ahead on 20 minutes with a fine header.

There wasn’t much wrong with Swindon’s effort and enthusiasm and they levelled on 38 minutes.

A corner from the left by Caddis cleared everyone and fell to RITCHIE who struck a volley back towards goal where it diverted in off Newey

Then on 65 minutes Rotherham were back in front and it was another for REVELL, a fine header from a quality free kick by Schofield after Marshall had been brought down.

Three minutes later Rotherham were down to 10 men when Schofield was shown a second yellow card for a foul.

In the next minute Swindon were level when substitute CONNELL, signed from Grimsby, ran on from the touchline and with his first touch headed in from a corner.

with nine minutes to go Swindon went in front and again it was substitute CONNELL.

For a full report, and pictures, see the Green’Un