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The County Ground (ATT 8,618) 3rd May 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Swindon Swindon Town vs Rotherham United Rotherham

Swindon 1

M Smith (pen 60)

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Rotherham 2

W Thomas (1, 23)

Thomas double downs Robins

Last Updated: 03/05/14 6:09pm

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Wes Thomas: At the double

Wes Thomas: At the double

Two first-half goals by Wes Thomas set up a 2-1 win for Rotherham over Swindon and secured a League One play-off semi-final spot.

The Robins, who twice made unsuccessful bids to sign Thomas in this season's transfer windows, fell behind after only 58 seconds when the journeyman striker latched on to a pass from the influential Ben Pringle to give Rotherham the lead.

Disrupted by suspensions, Swindon struggled to find any rhythm and Rotherham twice missed good chances before Thomas doubled the visitors' lead with a far post 23rd minute header, again set up by Pringle.

Thomas got himself in several first-half altercations and was withdrawn by Rotherham boss Steve Evans at half-time.

Michael Smith twice wasted early second-half headers for Swindon before reducing deficit from the penalty spot after Australia World Cup hopeful Massimo Luongo was fouled.

The 60th-minute goal sparked Swindon into action and Jay McEveley thundered a 30-yard left-foot shot against the bar. But that was as good as it got for the hosts as the Millers move on to the play-offs.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16