CAR­ROLL’S KILLER GOAL SENDS SWANS SOAR­ING

Sunday Express - - Front Page - Rother­ham 1 Ip­swich 0 Bur­ton 2 Leeds 1 Bris­tol City 3 Barns­ley 2

ROTHER­HAM en­sured they are not go­ing to be the worst team in English Football League history since the 46-game sea­son was in­tro­duced after this win.

The Millers, who are al­ready con­demned to rel­e­ga­tion to League One next sea­son, won their first game since Jan­uary thanks to Tom Adeyemi’s 79th-minute goal.

It moves them up to 21 points, beat­ing the record low set by Doncaster in 1997/98. Stoke’s record of 17 points is the low­est over­all, but that was in a 42-game cam­paign. MARVIN SORDELL and Michael Kightly scored late goals for Bur­ton to edge Nigel Clough’s side to within a point of Cham­pi­onship safety as Leeds’ pro­mo­tion hopes suf­fered a ma­jor blow at the Pirelli Sta­dium.

Goals on 75 and 77 min­utes from their two Jan­uary sign­ings had Al­bion seem­ingly in con­trol of their own des­tiny go­ing into the last 10 min­utes.

Sordell (right) turned sharply on to Kightly’s pass to place a su­perb shot past the div­ing Rob Green. It was Sordell’s as­sist two min­utes later that Kightly hit home. Kyle Bart­ley pulled one back for Garry Monk’s side but it was lit­tle con­so­la­tion. “We are all very dis­ap­pointed,” said Monk, whose side are now seventh, three points adrift of the play-offs. “I hon­estly think that it is an ex­tremely un­fair re­sult on my play­ers. ‘‘We per­haps didn’t have the right qual­ity in cer­tain sit­u­a­tions to­day but we cer­tainly didn’t de­serve to lose that game.” ADEN FLINT capped a bril­liant Bris­tol City fight­back as they twice came from be­hind to beat Barns­ley and take a sig­nif­i­cant step to­wards staying in the Cham­pi­onship.

The Tykes started well and Ge­orge Mon­cur’s shot de­flected in to put the them ahead. But the pro­lific Tammy Abra­ham lev­elled with his 23rd league goal of the sea­son.

Mon­cur’s strike then re­stored Barns­ley’s lead, only for Jamie Pater­son to level for a sec­ond time.

But then Flint scored with a header to en­sure City are six points above the rel­e­ga­tion places.

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