The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the performances at Boundary Park.
MAREK RODAK 6
Had very little to do. Assured apart from one mix-up with Semi Ajayi.
JOSH EMMANUEL 6
An improving player. Offers plenty in attack and tightening up defensively. Still likes an extra touch.
SEMI AJAYI 7
Nearly messed things up with Marek Rodak as the goalkeeper came running out. Other than that, commanding.
RICHARD WOOD 7
Loved his physical battle with Craig Davies and more than matched a difficult opponent.
JOE MATTOCK 5
Wasteful in possession and Tope Obadeyi skipped round him a couple of times.
ANTHONY FORDE 6
Decent deliveries but consigned to more of a defensive job. Hardly on the ball in the second half.
RICHIE TOWELL 5
Not the best display from a player with class. Only afterwards did it emerge he’d been ill and had done well to even start.
WILL VAULKS 6
Made his presence felt in midfield. Never stopped competing. Seeing a killer a pass and delivering it can be two different things though. Solid.
RYAN WILLIAMS 6
Took his goal well. However, a poor pitch meant this was one of his quieter days.
DAVID BALL 5
Worked hard but no chance to shine as the ball went high and long too often.
JERRY YATES 5
Started well. Wasted a first-half opportunity when a good touch would have put him in on goal. Had faded by the time he was brought off.
MICHAEL SMITH 6
On for Jerry Yates in the 66th minute. The referee gave him no chance to shine. Looked pretty mobile for a big man.
Replaced Ryan Williams in the 86th minute.
Came on against his former club, who’d like to take him back in the January transfer window, as David Ball departed after 86 minutes.
Subs not used: Price, Cummings, Ihiekwe, Taylor.
OLDHAM (4-2-3-1): Placide 6; Dummigan 6 (Nepomuceno 85), Gerrard 7, Edmundson 6, Wilson 6; Fane 6, Gardner 6 (McLaughlin 70); Obadeyi 7, Pringle 6, Benyu 6 (Amadi-Holloway 74); Davies 7. Subs not used: Duffus, Sheridan, Hamer, Maouche.
Goals: Davies 31 (Oldham); Williams 7 (Rotherham).
Referee: Robert Lewis (Shropshire) 4.
Attendance: 4,775 (1,172).