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New York Stadium (ATT 8,607) 29th March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Rotherham Rotherham United vs Bristol City Bristol C

Rotherham 2

J Tavernier (2, 60)

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Bristol C 1

W Elliott (48)

Tavernier double sinks Robins

Last Updated: 29/03/14 6:52pm

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James Tavernier: Bagged a brace

James Tavernier: Bagged a brace

Two-goals from James Tavernier kept alive Rotherham's hopes of automatic promotion as they brushed aside Bristol City 2-1.

The Millers could not have had a better start with a goal after just 70 seconds. Ben Pringle's free-kick was headed clear by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas but the ball was collected outside the area by Tavernier who side-stepped his marker and found the back of the net with a 25 yard drive.

But despite several good chances, the home side could not build on their lead. Leading scorer Kieran Agard twice fired just wide and also went close with a header from a Nicky Adams cross. Adams also saw a goal-bound shot blocked.

City's only first-half effort on target was a Martin Patterson header after 30 minutes, which was easily saved by Adam Collin.

But three minutes into the second half City were level. Wade Elliott collected what seemed like a harmless ball wide on the right and with Rotherham backing off, he cut inside and hit a fierce shot from just outside the area which beat Collin all ends up.

But Tavernier restored Rotherham's lead on the hour mark. Goalkeeper Frank Fielding was penalised for carrying the ball outside his area and Tavernier whipped home the free-kick.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 44 99
2 Brentford 44 91
3 Rotherham United 44 82
4 Preston North End 44 82
5 Leyton Orient 44 80
6 Peterborough United 44 70
7 Swindon Town 44 66
8 Sheffield United 43 60
9 Port Vale 44 60
10 Milton Keynes Dons 44 59
11 Walsall 44 58
12 Bristol City 44 56
13 Crawley Town 43 55
14 Bradford City 44 53
15 Gillingham 44 52
16 Oldham Athletic 43 51
17 Coventry City 44 50
18 Colchester United 44 47
19 Tranmere Rovers 44 47
20 Crewe Alexandra 44 47
21 Notts County 44 46
22 Carlisle United 43 44
23 Shrewsbury Town 44 41
24 Stevenage 44 39