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Sky Bet League 2

New York Stadium (ATT 7,739) 2nd February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: N Miller

Rotherham Rotherham United vs Northampton Town Northamptn

Rotherham 3

D Nardiello (pen 42)
B Pringle (75)
D Noble (79)

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Northamptn 1

C Carlisle (90+4)

Cobblers beaten by Millers

Last Updated: 02/02/13 6:21pm

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Daniel Nardiello: Scored from the spot

Daniel Nardiello: Scored from the spot

Rotherham put their recent home troubles behind them with a priceless 3-1 victory over League Two promotion rivals Northampton.

The visitors made the better start and Ade Akinfenwa had a shot saved in only the third minute and Chris Hackett fired over the bar three minutes later.

And only a brilliant save by Town keeper Lee Nicholls denied Kayodi Odejayi after great work by loanee Jordan Slew.

The visitors went even closer in the 21st minute when a long-range Jake Robinson effort came back off the post.

Liam Ridehalgh's effort hit the bar before the home side went ahead from the penalty spot in the 40th minute.

Ben Harding's blatant trip on Mark Bradley was immediately punished by referee Nigel Miller and leading marksman Daniel Nardiello fired home from the spot.

Rotherham should have gone further ahead in the 71st minute after a flowing move down the left but Ridehalgh's shot was just over the bar.

But two goals in three minutes put the Millers in the driving seat. After 75 minutes Ben Pringle picked up a loose ball on the edge of the area and beat Nichols with a curling low shot.

And three minutes later David Noble added the third with a powerful shot from just inside the area..

Clark Carlisle's injury-time header was no more than a consolation for the visitors.

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Sky Bet League 2

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 28 54
2 Burton Albion 28 54
3 Wycombe Wanderers 28 53
4 Luton Town 27 50
5 Southend United 28 50
6 Newport County AFC 28 46
7 Bury 28 44
8 Stevenage 28 41
9 Exeter City 29 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 28 40
11 Morecambe 28 38
12 Northampton Town 28 37
13 AFC Wimbledon 27 37
14 Cambridge United 27 36
15 Oxford United 28 33
16 Accrington Stanley 27 33
17 Tranmere Rovers 27 30
18 Portsmouth 27 30
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 28 30
20 Carlisle United 28 30
21 Cheltenham Town 28 30
22 York City 28 28
23 Mansfield Town 27 28
24 Hartlepool United 28 21