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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 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40