Millers are put in their place as Scott blasts un­ac­cept­able dis­play

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - Football sport -

ROTHER­HAM man­ager Andy Scott was left fuming af­ter their un­beaten home record was ended by a Southend side who climbed into third place, leav­ing the Millers in fifth.

“It was to­tally un­ac­cept­able from start to fin­ish,” blasted Scott. “They were bet­ter then us in ev­ery depart­ment. My team was out-worked and out-fought and I’m very dis­ap­pointed and up­set about it. The play­ers are well aware of that fact.

“One thing I’m go­ing to have to take on board is that the play­ers can’t take in the in­for­ma­tion or carry out what’s be­ing asked of them. If that’s go­ing to be the case than the play­ers won’t be play­ing in the side.

“All we, the fans and chair­man want is to see the team work­ing hard and putting every­thing they can into it.”

Southend ex­tended their own win­ning run to three games hav­ing gone into the game not hav­ing lost any of the last seven away games against the Millers.

Har­ri­son and Tonge threat­ened for the Millers be­fore left-back Peter Gil­bert opened the scor­ing when he lashed home from the edge of the area af­ter the de­fence had failed to clear a cor­ner by the same player.

Brown had an ef­fort cleared off the line be­fore the break but early in the sec­ond half on­loan mid­fielder Michael Tim­lin dou­bled Southend’s lead with a pow­er­ful left-footed vol­ley fol­low­ing a long throw. Fol­low­ing an­other long throw, Tim­lin made it 3-0 on the hour mark with an 18-yard strike.

Vet­eran striker Neil Har­ris com­pleted the scor­ing with a tapin soon af­ter the third fol­low­ing a low cross from Leonard.

It had been a very rude awak­en­ing for the Millers against an­other of the sides fan­cied for pro­mo­tion. Rother­ham United: Lo­gan, Tonge, Raynes, Brown (Mullins 66), Newey, Mar­shall (Hol­royd 46), Schofield (Bradley 67), Har­ri­son, Evans, Rev­ell, Grab­ban. Unused sub­sti­tutes: War­ring­ton, Pringle. Southend United: Mor­ris, Clo­hessy, Phillips, Barker, Gil­bert, Leonard (James-Lewis 79), Kalala, Fer­di­nand, Tim­lin, Dickinson, Har­ris. Unused sub­sti­tutes: Bent­ley, Mohsni, Stur­rock, Prosser. Ref­eree: G Sal­is­bury (Lan­cashire). Man of the match: Michael Tim­lin.

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