Rotherham 1-0 Port Vale: Match Report

21 April 2014 04:31
Rotherham 1-0 Port Vale: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.

Millers sink Vale

Ten-man Rotherham grabbed a 1-0 win over Port Vale to take them into third place thanks a goal from leading marksman Kieran Agard.

The game came to life with four chances in the space of two first-half minutes.

First Chris Birchall lashed in a left-foot shot which Rotherham keeper Adam Collin blocked with his legs after 19 minutes. Then at the other end a Wes Thomas shot was tipped over by Sam Johnson.

From the resulting corner Thomas' header was again tipped over the bar before Craig Morgan cleared Chris Robertson's header off the line from Birchall's corner.

In the 44th minute the home side were reduced to 10 men when Richie Smallwood was shown a straight red card by referee David Coote for a late challenge on Billy Knott.

Rotherham made two changes at the break, Rob Millsom replacing Nicky Adams and Agard on for Harris Vuckic.

Agard's first touch after just 30 seconds on the field was to head a Thomas cross just wide.

But after 78 minutes Vale failed to clear a cross from the left and the lurking Agard finally beat Johnson with a fierce drive.

Source: PA