Accrington end Rotherham’s 21-game unbeaten run

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Sunday 26 December 2021 17:33, UK

Sean McConville scored the winner against table-topping Rotherham to end their 21-game unbeaten run in all competitions in a 1-0 win at the Wham Stadium.

Captain McConville struck in the 75th minute with an acrobatic scissor kick from around six yards out after the Millers had failed to clear their lines.

Rotherham stay top of the table by two points – but have played two games more than Wigan.

After a presentation for 20 years in charge of Stanley over two spells for manager John Coleman and his assistant Jimmy Bell, it was a lively first half.

Rotherham frontman Freddie Ladapo had two good chances saved by Toby Savin while Michael Smith had a header cleared off the line by Ross Sykes.

For Stanley, McConville’s early blast was blocked, Colby Bishop had a strike ruled out for offside and Ethan Hamilton was denied by keeper Viktor Johansson.

There were scrambles in both boxes after the break and Johansson did well to keep out Stanley’s Tommy Leigh on the hour mark after he had raced clean through.

Then came the decider with Leigh’s ball into the box causing chaos and McConville pounced.