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Crown Ground (ATT 1,424) 27th November 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: C Sarginson

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Rotherham United Rotherham

Accrington 1

D Winnard (2)

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Rotherham 2

D Nardiello (5, 48)

Nardiello brace flattens Stanley

Last Updated: 27/11/12 11:14pm

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Daniel Nardiello: At the double for Rotherham

Daniel Nardiello: At the double for Rotherham

Rotherham closed in on the automatic promotion spots with two goals from Daniel Nardiello securing them a 2-1 victory at Accrington.

In a mad opening five minutes, Dean Winnard gave Stanley the lead, heading Charlie Barnett's corner into the top corner of the net.

But it was Winnard's mistake at the other end which gifted Rotherham an equaliser just three minutes later. His backpass went beyond goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin and Nardiello was there to pounce for a simple tap-in from three yards.

Stanley midfielder Rommy Boco came close to adding to the score minutes later but his 25-yard effort was cleared off the line by Johnny Mullins, while Padraig Amond was a threat for Stanley but could not convert a number of half-chances.

Nardiello got his second three minutes after the break in scrappy circumstances. His cross from the left to the near post could not be kept out by Dunbavin.

Stanley made all three substitutions during the second half and pressed without testing goalkeeper Andy Warrington, while Michael O'Connor's 20-yard free-kick after 80 minutes forced Dunbavin into a superb save to prevent a bigger scoreline. Courtney Cameron also came close for the Millers with a blistering strike in injury time.

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1 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39