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Don Valley Stadium (ATT 3,433) 24th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Salisbury

Rotherham Rotherham United vs Southend United Southend

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Southend 4

P Gilbert (10)
M Timlin (47, 60)
N Harris (64)

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Last Updated: 24/09/11 7:16pm

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Gilbert: On the scoresheet for Southend

Gilbert: On the scoresheet for Southend

Rotherham never looked like breaking their Southend hoodoo as the visitors went top of League Two after their 4-0 away win.

The Millers have not beaten Southend at home in seven attempts since 1980 and that poor record continued on Saturday.

Southend led from the 10th minute and really they deserved more for their first-half showing than Peter Gilbert's strike.

Rotherham only cleared a right-wing corner to the edge of the penalty area and Gilbert fired home hard and low giving goalkeeper Conrad Logan no chance.

A minute earlier Logan had saved well from Michael Timlin and the visitors should have taken control after 16 minutes when a flowing move involving Liam Dickinson and Neil Harris ended with Timlin firing straight at Logan.

Rotherham didn't get into gear until just before the break when Alex Revell fired just wide after 35 minutes from Gareth Evans' cross.

And two minutes later Troy Brown's header from Danny Schofield's corner was blocked on the line by goalkeeper Glenn Morris and then hacked clear by Mark Phillips.

But two minutes after the restart, Southend doubled their lead. Rotherham again failed to defend a right-wing corner and a half-hearted headed clearance was volleyed home by Timlin.

And on the hour, Timlin did it again. Rotherham again failed to deal with a right-wing cross and Timlin ran on to the lose ball and smashed it past Logan.

And worse was to follow three minutes later. Again the cross came from the right, again Rotherham were all at sea and Neil Harris was left with a simple tap in.

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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