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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)

Shrimpers hammer Millers

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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2 Bury 13 26
3 Burton Albion 13 25
4 Luton Town 13 24
5 Plymouth Argyle 13 22
6 Morecambe 13 22
7 Shrewsbury Town 13 21
8 Southend United 13 21
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12 Northampton Town 13 18
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16 Mansfield Town 13 17
17 Exeter City 13 16
18 Accrington Stanley 13 16
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 13 14
20 Oxford United 13 13
21 Carlisle United 13 12
22 Hartlepool United 13 11
23 York City 13 10
24 Tranmere Rovers 13 9