Date: 17th October 2015 at 9:50pm
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Neil Redfearn`s first game in charge of the Millers ended in a two-one loss which sees them drop back into the bottom two.

The new Boss at Rotherham got off to the worst possible start as not only did he lose Danny Ward in the warm-up due to a back spasm but he saw Brentford take the lead on just sixty-five seconds after visiting defender Farrend Rawson initially did well to head a ball out of the danger area Alan Judge picked it up and his superb volley dipped just enough to end up in the roof of the net giving Millers ‘keeper Lee Camp no chance. The Millers could have been level a few minutes later when Chris Maguire found the head of Matt Derbyshire but David Button in the hosts` goal managed to tip over. Maguire himself saw an effort go wide before former Millers loanee Jon Swift just failed to get to a good ball in from Alan McCormack. On twenty minutes the visitors got another chance when a lovely ball from Jonson Clarke-Harris found Aidy White but the former Leeds man`s shot was an easy stop for Button. At the other end Camp found himself exposed but some good work from skipper Danny Collins stops Marco Djurican getting a shot away and a few minutes later Camp repaid the favour and stopped a sliced shot from Collins going into his own net. A deflection from a Derbyshire shot almost found Clarke-Harris before some good work down the right from Lewis Buxton found Clarke-Harris whose cross into the middle is worthless as there wasn`t a yellow shirt anywhere near. On thirty-five minutes a lovely run from Swift left the Millers defenders looking on and when he got the ball to Djurican he looked certain to double the Bees lead but Camp somehow managed to get fingertips to the ball and sent it just past the post for a corner. At the other end Maguire somehow missed the ball when he tried to kick it towards goal while a good shot from Judge had Camp nervously scurrying across his goal as it went just wide before a Paul Green cross found Derbyshire`s head but Button made the save.

Just two minutes into the second half saw Rotherham level after Joe Mattock ran forward with the ball and took aim from some twenty-five yards out and the ball screamed into the back of the net in front of the five hundred and sixty-five travelling fans. A couple of minutes later and the visitors had a good opportunity to go into the lead after David Button made a hash of clearing the ball and Matt Derbyshire claims it but somehow mis-controls it and it runs away from him. The first booking of the game was on fifty-three minutes after Richie Smallwood saw yellow for a foul on Sergi Canos although the Spanish winger was all over the Millers player. The free-kick found Jon Swift at the back post but he couldn`t turn before a Rotherham defender hacked the ball away. On fifty-six minutes Chris Maguire conceded a free-kick deep in the home half and a long ball forward found Jake Bidwell on his own who got the ball to Alan Judge whose header found the back of the net for his and Brentford`s second of the afternoon. Derbyshire had a shot at the other end which Button did well to parry away before a Paul Green header really should have made it two-two but for the Bee`s ‘keeper who got the ball away to safety. A poor tackle on Maguire saw Alan McCormack the next to see yellow. Jordan Bowery, on for Maguire, saw a shot blocked before Richie Smallwood tries his luck but saw the ball fly over the crossbar. A lovely cross from Swift found Judge and only an excellent save from Camp stopped the striker getting his hat-trick. With the clock ticking down Manu Ledesma, on for Mattock, found Derbyshire with a lovely ball and the striker`s cross into the middle was a good one – if only Green could have got on the end of it. Another poor challenge, this time on Ledesma, saw former Miller Toumani Diagouraga end up in the book but the resulting free-kick from Ledesma ends up in the arms of Button. Ledesma himself picks up a booking in time added on after a late challenge on McCormack. As the game is coming to a close some good work from Clarke-Harris earns the visitors a corner but it comes to nothing which is exactly what the Millers bring home from Griffin Park.

It wasn`t a good performance from the Millers this afternoon. The players looked lethargic in parts and our defence was found seriously lacking as was the mid-field.