Swindon 3-2 Rotherham - Report
Report of match 3rd September 2011
Alan Connell came off the bench to score twice and earn Swindon a 3-2 victory over league leaders Rotherham.
The Millers started brightly and went ahead in the 21st minute when Alex Revell powered home a header to mark his debut with a goal.
Swindon were level, though, before the break when Matt Richie turned a corner in at the far post, with the aid of a deflection off Tom Newey.
Rotherham restored midway through second half and Revell's debut got even better when he headed home for the second time, but the Millers' luck turned soon after as Danny Schofield saw red for two yellows.
And before Schofield had time to take his early shower, Swindon were level as Connell nodded in his first Swindon goal.
The turnaround was complete when Connell headed home Ritchie's cross in the 81st minute to earn the Robins their first win since the opening day of the season, despite the late dismissal of Alberto Comazzi, and condemn the Millers to a first loss of the League Two campaign.
|Competition: npower League Two Date: Saturday, 3rd September 2011 Kick off: 12:15 Venue: County Ground|
Connell 69, 81
|3 - 2||Rotherham U.
Revell 21, 65
|8||Simon Ferry (Abdulla 59)|
|23||Raffaele De Vita (Cibocchi 75)|
|29||Lukas Magera (Connell 68)|
|17||Alan Connell (Magera 68)|
|32||Ahmed Abdulla (Ferry 59)|
|27||Alessandro Cibocchi (De Vita 75)|
|15||Mark Bradley (Taylor 80)|
|7||Gareth Evans (Williams 62)|
|23||Lewis Grabban (Tonge 76)|
|2||Dale Tonge (Grabban 76)|
|10||Brett Williams (Evans 62)|
|8||Jason Taylor (Bradley 80)|
|Swindon Town cards shown|
|10 mins||Alberto Comazzi||Unsporting behaviour|
|85 mins||Alberto Comazzi||Second bookable offence|
|Rotherham U. cards shown|
|11 mins||Ryan Cresswell||Dissent|
|19 mins||Danny Schofield||Unsporting behaviour|
|68 mins||Danny Schofield||Second bookable offence|