Millers 3 - Bristol Rovers 0

Last updated : 29 January 2020 By Millersmad

Rotherham's impressive form continued as they saw off Bristol Rovers 3-0 to keep hold of top spot in League One.

The Millers came to life with three goals in the second half to earn a fifth straight league victory.

It was a sixth league game without a win for Rovers, whose manager Ben Garner was again absent due to a family member's illness.

Visiting striker Jonson Clarke-Harris should have scored in the opening three minutes against his former side but he shot wide from close range.

Michael Smith came closest to netting for the hosts in the first half but he headed Ben Wiles' centre just over the top.

The home side upped the tempo after the break and were ahead in the 51st minute with the in-form Kyle Vassell glancing in Chiedozie Ogbene's cross.

Their lead was doubled two minutes later with Ogbene again the provider and Smith on hand to nod into the bottom corner.

Rovers substitute Josh Ginnelly was foiled by Daniel Iversen before Clarke-Harris headed wide from close-range.

The points were fully secured in the 88th minute with Ogbene on hand to tap in after Freddie Ladapo's shot had been parried by Jordi Van Stappershoef.