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New Meadow (ATT 5,116) 18th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Town vs Rotherham United Rotherham

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Rotherham 3

T Hitchcock (10)
B Pringle (18)
J Tavernier (21)

Millers ease past poor Shrews

Last Updated: 19/01/14 1:00pm

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Ben Pringle: Netted Rotherham's second

Ben Pringle: Netted Rotherham's second

Rotherham kept on course for a play-off finish after romping to a comfortable 3-0 win at struggling Shrewsbury on Saturday.

The Millers tore into Shrewsbury from the first whistle and raced into a ninth-minute lead when the lively Kieran Agard's cross from the right was powerfully headed home by Tom Hitchcock.

Tom Eaves quickly struck the inside of a post at the other end as Shrewsbury briefly threatened to equalise before Rotherham doubled their advantage in the 17th minute when Ben Pringle fired high into the net from the edge of the penalty area.

Shrews goalkeeper Chris Weale had already made a brilliant save to claw away Mark Bradley's header, but he was left badly exposed again when Rotherham right-back James Tavernier, who started the season on loan at the Greenhous Meadow, exchanged passes with Hitchcock to neatly make it 3-0.

Pringle then struck the crossbar with a 20-yard free kick on the stroke of half-time as Rotherham continued to look dangerous.

Shrewsbury were better in the second period, but rarely threatened and have now failed to score in their last five home matches - a miserable sequence for Graham Turner's side, who sit just above the relegation zone.

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Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19