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

Rotherham Rotherham United vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

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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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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 20 41
2 Burton Albion 21 39
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
6 Newport County AFC 20 34
7 Exeter City 21 34
8 Southend United 20 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Accrington Stanley 20 29
12 Cambridge United 20 28
13 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
14 Portsmouth 20 26
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 York City 20 19
22 Tranmere Rovers 20 18
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12

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