ROTHERHAM ended a run of three straight defeats but no-one would have been more relieved than top scorer Adam Le Fondre that his particular run had come to an end.
He went into this game having gone six games without a goal but he scored the third one nine minutes before half-time to take his season's tally to 18.
"I have never gone as long at any club without scoring, but it's not something which concerns me," said Le Fondre.
"I always think I'm going to score and know that a goal is just around the corner but it is nice when you do get back on target after missing out."
Manager Ronnie Moore said: "Six games without a goal is a long time for him but he looked sharp and more like his old self."
The pass which opened the door for Le Fondre was supplied by Ian Thomas-Moore, the manager's son, who was signed from Tranmere on Thursday and who made his debut on the left- hand side of the attack.
Rotherham got off to a good start against the division's bottom side when Marcus Marshall's centre was deflected into his own net by the head of central defender Aaron Brown after only 10 minutes.
Ryan Taylor doubled the lead 11 minutes later when he fired home following Dale Tonge's centre.
Le Fondre's goal settled the match as a contest by half-time and after Marshall had been denied brilliantly by Matt Glennon, Taylor netted his second 12 minutes into the second half.
However, Rotherham had a surprising number of anxious moments after this and goalkeeper Andy Warrington had to make three outstanding saves.
Rotherham United: Warrington; Tonge, Mullins, Fenton (Ashworth, 87), Newey; Marshall (Ellison, 76), Law (Randall, 85), Harrison, Thomas-Moore; Le Fondre, Taylor. Unused substitutes: Annerson, Green, Bradley, Warne.
Stockport County: Glennon; Lynch, O'Donnell, Brown, Williams (Fisher, 53); Demontagnac, Turnbull, Tansey, Griffin; Husband, Elding. Unused substitutes: Ormson, Vincent, Poole, Rose, Assoumani, Pilkington.
Referee: K Wright (Cambs).
Man of the match: Adam Le Fondre.
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