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New York Stadium (ATT 7,304) 29th December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Clark

Rotherham Rotherham United vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

Rotherham 4

T Eckersley (og 15)
D Nardiello (63, 74)
M O'Connor (77)

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Accrington 1

C Lindfield (40)

Nardiello inspires Millers win

Last Updated: 29/12/12 6:16pm

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Nardiello: Bagged a brace

Nardiello: Bagged a brace

Two goals from substitute Daniel Nardiello re-lit Rotherham's charge for promotion in a 4-1 home win over Accrington.

After a first half of almost total Rotherham domination in which they squandered four or five good chances the home side had to settle for turning round on level terms.

James Beattie cleared off the Stanley line in the first minute, Alex Revell headed just wide and Kieran Agard blazed over the bar inside the first five minutes.

But when Rotherham finally went ahead in the 14th minute it came from an own goal, Tom Eckersley heading Kari Arnason's long throw over his own goalkeeper.

Revell saw another goal bound effort deflected for a corner and on-loan keeper Cameron Belford made a great save to deny Agard.

And how Rotherham paid for those missed chances five minutes before the break when Michael Liddle's cross found Craig Lindfield on the edge of the area and he had time to set himself before planting his shot in the top corner of the net.

Rotherham took the lead again in the 62nd minute and again it came from an Arnason long throw. This time the ball was headed up in the air and substitute Daniel Nardiello headed the dropping ball past Belford.

And that opened the floodgates for Rotherham. Nardiello added his second and Rotherham's third from Agard's cross after 74 minutes and Michael O'Connor made it four two minutes later firing home after his corner was cleared straight back to him on the corner of the box.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 22 43
2 Wycombe Wanderers 22 43
3 Burton Albion 23 43
4 Luton Town 22 41
5 Southend United 22 38
6 Plymouth Argyle 22 37
7 Newport County AFC 22 37
8 Exeter City 23 37
9 Bury 22 34
10 Stevenage 22 31
11 Morecambe 22 30
12 AFC Wimbledon 22 30
13 Accrington Stanley 22 30
14 Cambridge United 22 29
15 Portsmouth 22 27
16 Mansfield Town 22 27
17 Oxford United 22 25
18 Cheltenham Town 22 25
19 Northampton Town 22 24
20 Carlisle United 22 24
21 York City 22 23
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 22 21
23 Tranmere Rovers 22 19
24 Hartlepool United 22 14