Blackburn Rovers 4-2 Rotherham United

17 Sep

Craig Conway


Craig Conway has three goals this season, Blackburn’s top scorer along with Anthony Stokes

Blackburn came from a goal down to beat fellow strugglers Rotherham and earn their first league win of the season.

Danny Ward slotted the Millers in front but Rovers levelled when Craig Conway found the top corner from 20 yards out.

Conway teed up Marvin Emnes to stroke the hosts ahead before Ben Marshall bent in to double their lead just 15 seconds into the second half.

Ward headed his second at the near post to apply pressure but Emnes set up Sam Gallagher to tap in and seal victory.

The points lift Owen Coyle’s side off the foot of the Championship table on goal difference, just a point below Rotherham who slip to 21st.

Ward’s strikes were the first away goals of the season for Alan Stubbs’ team, who also hit the bar when a Blackburn player headed on to his own bar from Greg Halford’s long throw.

Rovers also struck the woodwork when Gallagher powered a header against the bar from a Conway cross.

The Millers’ wretched record at Ewood Park continues, losing on 13 of their last 15 league visits – their last victory there coming in September 1979.

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 4, Rotherham United 2.

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 4, Rotherham United 2.

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Martin Samuelsen replaces Craig Conway.

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 4, Rotherham United 2. Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marvin Emnes.

Stephen Kelly (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stephen Kelly (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Gallagher.

Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Isaiah Brown (Rotherham United).

Attempt saved. Marvin Emnes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Gallagher with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Isaiah Brown.

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 3, Rotherham United 2. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Stephen Kelly with a cross.

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Darragh Lenihan replaces Corry Evans.

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Scott Wharton replaces Gordon Greer.

Marvin Emnes (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Taylor (Rotherham United).

Substitution, Rotherham United. Will Vaulks replaces Tom Adeyemi.

Attempt saved. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross.

Tom Adeyemi (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Rotherham United).

Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kelvin Wilson (Rotherham United).

Isaiah Brown (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers).

Jerry Yates (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jason Lowe with a through ball.

Attempt saved. Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marvin Emnes.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jason Lowe.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Lee Camp.

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Foul by Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers).

Kelvin Wilson (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Rotherham United).

Danny Guthrie (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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