Rotherham United 3 Bury 2: How the Millers players rated

Darren Potter of Rotherham (Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage)
Darren Potter of Rotherham (Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage)
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Leon Wobschall delivers his verdict as Rotherham United beat Bury at the NYS.

Rotherham United

Marek Rodak. Not too much to be fielded on his Millers debut. Did make an important second-half save to deny Bury substitute Mihai Dobre. 6

Shaun Cummings. Left the fray in the 40th minutes due to injury. Steady enough until then. 6

Richard Wood. Marshalled his back four well enough in the main and was typically committed, but he and his defensive team-mates won’t be happy with the two goals they conceded. 6

Michael Ihiekwe. Couldn’t clear Ryan Lowe’s cross for Jermaine Beckford’s first leveller. 6

Ben Purrington. Stuck to his guns well enough, didn’t have too much scope to get forward. 6

Darren Potter. Operated just in front of back four. Solid if unspectacular. 6

Ryan Williams. Lively in parts and denied a goal by a flying first-half save from Murphy. 7

Will Vaulks. Excellent throughball led to Moore’s opener and his pass helped creat the hosts second. Very presentable afternoon - and showed his versatility after being switched to right-back. 8

Lee Frecklington. Spurned a couple of good situations when he lacked poise. Grafted as always. 6

Jon Taylor. Glaring first-half miss, but set up the hosts second to redeem matters. Busy and a threat. 7

Kieffer Moore. A lovely opener when he showed nifty footwork and skill and centre forward’s header to make it 2-2. Millers have a new hero. 8

Substitutes: Richie Towell (Cummings 40). Some introduction to Millers supporters. Sweet winner. 7

Anthony Forde (R Williams 75). A cameo in the last 15 minutes. 6.

David Ball (Frecklington 85). Came on five minutes from time for Frecklington.

Not used: Richard O’Donnell, Joe Mattock, Jerry Yates, Joe Newell.

Bury: Murphy 7; J Williams 6 (Dobre 7, 55), Cameron 6, Whitmore 7, Leigh 5; Edwards 6, Ince 5, Laurent 5, Bunn 5; Beckford 7, Lowe 6 (Smith 6, 60).

Substitutes unused: Fasan, Maguire, Reilly, Aldred, Cooney.