Rotherham United: Player ratings from the Millers’ 3-1 defeat against Gillingham

Ryan Williams was one of many players not at their best
Ryan Williams was one of many players not at their best

The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the performances at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

ROTHERHAM (4-1-4-1)

MAREK RODAK 5

Usually comes for everything, but didn’t in this game. Part of the mix-up that led to the opening goal.

SHAUN CUMMINGS 5

Left his man free at two corners and was made to pay both times. Made a couple of crunching tackles.

MICHAEL IHIEKWE 6

The best of the defenders. One superb tackle in the first half denied Tom Eaves a scoring opportunity.

RICHARD WOOD 5

Got his feet in a tangle once or twice and found Tom Eaves a strong, difficult opponent.

JOE MATTOCK 3

Allowed too many crosses to come in from his flank and then got himself senselessly sent off.

DARREN POTTER 6

Not at his best, but one of the better performers on a disappointing day. Good to have him back from injury.

RYAN WILLIAMS 4

Has been a great signing. It just didn’t happen for him in this game, though. Lacked his usual zip.

RICHIE TOWELL 5

Taken off, although he was no worse than several others.

JOE NEWELL 5

More ammunition for those who think he is better as an impact sub. Failed to affect the game as a starter.

ANTHONY FORDE 4

Has to back himself more. Wasted chances to deliver crosses.

KIEFFER MOORE 6

He’s played better. But he scored. Again. I wrote the same last week.

Substitutes

JON TAYLOR 6

Energy and pace. Will be back in the starting 11, after injury, soon. On for Anthony Forde after 54 minutes.

DAVID BALL 4

Couldn’t get into the game after replacing Richie Towell in the 54th minute.

JERRY YATES

On for Ryan Williams late on.

Subs not used: O’Donnell, Emmanuel, Ajayi, Clarke-Harris.

GILLINGHAM (4-2-3-1): Holy 6; Clare 8, Ehmer 7, Zakuani 7 (O’Neill 69, 6), Garmston 6 (Ogilvie H-T, 7); Bingham 7, Hessenthaler 6; List 6 (Wagstaff 58, 6), Martin 6, Parker 7; Eaves 7. Subs not used: Nelson, Wilkinson, Cundle, Byrne.

Goals: Moore 56 (Rotherham); Parker 3, 87, Eaves 48 (Gillingham).

Referee: Carl Boyeson 6.

Attendance: 9,865 (274).

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