Paul Warne and rival boss Andy Woodman react to Rotherham United's FA Cup win over Bromley

Paul Warne and rival boss Andy Woodman react to Rotherham United's FA Cup win over Bromley

By Paul Davis | 06/11/2021

Paul Warne and rival boss Andy Woodman react to Rotherham United's FA Cup win over Bromley
Freddie Ladapo enjoys himself against Bromley. Picture by Dave Poucher

MANAGER Paul Warne praised his players' approach to facing non-league opposition as Rotherham United made it through to the second round of the FA Cup.

The Millers, flying high near the top of League One, saw off National League promotion hopefuls Bromley 3-0 at AESSEAL New York Stadium this afternoon.

There was no let-up in effort from the home side who stretched their unbeaten run to 13 matches on their way to inflicting a first defeat in 11 games on the visitors.

"Our attitude was spot on," Warne said. "I don't know if it was comfortable today. Bromley made it really difficult for us."

Two goals in four minutes, from Ben Wiles and Freddie Ladapo, just before the break turned the tie in Rotherham's favour and Will Grigg added a second-half third after Haji Mnogo received a straight red card for a dangerous late challenge on Chiedozie Ogbene.

"Wilesy scored an absolute screamer and to get the second goal just before half-time knocked the stuffing out of them a little bit." Warne said.

"With the sending-off, the game was sort of over. Overall it was a really professional performance. We could have scored more goals.

"I don't think anyone is complaining about the red card. The player did lose control."

Bromley manager Andy Woodman said: "The first goal was offside and a foul. I think if we had body-checked a player like that it would have been given against us.

"The corner for the second goal wasn't a corner. Their guy headed it out

"I am disappointed because I wanted us to be the team that did something special in the cup, but it wasn't meant to be.

"Though Rotherham are in League One, they're a Championship side. They have good players all over the place.

"My game-plan was to get to half-time and be tight for ten minutes in the second half before going for broke. The two goals knocked the wind out of our sails a little bit."

On the dismissal, he added: "I was just relieved that the boy got up. It was looking bad at one point.

"It was a red, there is no doubt about that."



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