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 Kick Off: 12:15 Venue: County Ground Attendance: 6,304|
Connell 69, 81
|3 - 2||Rotherham U.
Revell 21, 65
|-||Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Rotherham United 2.|
|90||Second Half ends, Swindon Town 3, Rotherham United 2.|
|85||Second yellow card to Alberto Comazzi (Swindon Town) for a bad foul.|
|81||Goal! Swindon Town 3, Rotherham United 2. Alan Connell (Swindon Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross.|
|80||Substitution, Rotherham United. Jason Taylor replaces Mark Bradley.|
|76||Substitution, Rotherham United. Dale Tonge replaces Lewis Grabban.|
|75||Substitution, Swindon Town. Alessandro Cibocchi replaces Raffaele De Vita.|
|70||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|69||Goal! Swindon Town 2, Rotherham United 2. Alan Connell (Swindon Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mehdi Kerrouche.|
|69||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|68||Substitution, Swindon Town. Alan Connell replaces Lukas Magera.|
|68||Second yellow card to Danny Schofield (Rotherham United) for a bad foul.|
|65||Goal! Swindon Town 1, Rotherham United 2. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Danny Schofield with a cross.|
|62||Substitution, Rotherham United. Brett Williams replaces Gareth Evans.|
|60||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|59||Substitution, Swindon Town. Ahmed Abdullah replaces Simon Ferry.|
|50||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|-||Second Half begins Swindon Town 1, Rotherham United 1.|
|45+0||First Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Rotherham United 1.|
|39||Goal! Swindon Town 1, Rotherham United 1. Matt Ritchie (Swindon Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mehdi Kerrouche.|
|38||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|34||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|30||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|26||Corner, Rotherham United.|
|21||Goal! Swindon Town 0, Rotherham United 1. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Cresswell with a headed pass.|
|19||Danny Schofield (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|11||Ryan Cresswell (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.|
|10||Alberto Comazzi (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|2||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|-||First Half begins.|
|-||Lineups are announced and players are warming up.|