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Don Valley Stadium (ATT 10,254) 8th August 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D McDermidd

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Last-gasp Warne earns win

Millers leave it late to secure three points

Last Updated: 08/08/09 6:20pm

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Warne: Millers hero

Warne: Millers hero

Paul Warne struck a dramatic late winner as Rotherham beat Accrington 1-0 on Saturday.

Paul Warne struck a dramatic late winner as Rotherham got their season off to a successful start by beating Accrington Stanley 1-0.

It was Accrington who enjoyed all the first-half chances as Paul Mullin went close on three occasions and Andy Warrington in the Rotherham goal made two smart saves to keep the scores level.

He first saved well from a Jimmy Ryan free-kick after 10 minutes and then made an even better save to keep out a 25-yard left-foot shot from Robert Grant.

Rotherham's only serious effort came from new boy Tom Pope, who poked a Nicky Law free-kick just wide of the target after 21 minutes.

But the half-time introduction of veteran Warne for Ryan Taylor sparked the home side into life.

Luke Joyce headed off the line from Nick Fenton, Kevin Ellison saw his goal-bound shot blocked and Alan Martin made two good saves to keep out a Warne shot and then an Ian Sharps header.

And it all came good for Rotherham in the 88th minute when Sharps crashed a shot against the crossbar and close-season signing Warne - back for his second spell with Rotherham - hit home the loose ball.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18

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