Rarmani Edmonds-Green and Georgie Kelly scored the goals as Rotherham finished second in League One, two points behind champions Wigan and one ahead of third-placed Wigan; Gillingham are relegated after finishing behind Fleetwood on goal difference
Saturday 30 April 2022 19:00, UK
Rotherham secured automatic promotion from League One after a 2-0 win over Gillingham, who were relegated on goal difference.
Rarmani Edmonds-Green opened the scoring in the 34th minute and substitute Georgie Kelly made sure of the result in the final minute, sparking wild celebrations in the away end.
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The result sees Rotherham finish second, two points behind champions Wigan and one ahead of third-placed MK Dons, who won 5-0 at Plymouth.
Gillingham are relegated on goal difference after finishing on the same points total as Fleetwood, who lost 4-2 to Bolton.
The Millers finally made their first-half dominance count when Edmonds-Green met Michael Ihiekwe's goal-bound header to poke home from close range after 34 minutes.
Michael Smith missed a gilt-edged chance to double their advantage three minutes later but fired wide after latching onto Chiedozie Ogbene's pinpoint delivery.
Ben Thompson beat the offside trap but his effort crashed off the underside of the crossbar in first-half stoppage-time as Gillingham came within inches of an equaliser.
Ogbene narrowly missed the target from 20 yards and Ben Wiles was twice denied by excellent saves from Gills goalkeeper Aaron Chapman shortly after half-time.
A draw would have been enough to extend Gillingham's nine-year stay in the third tier but their survival hopes were dashed when substitute Kelly fired past the helpless Chapman at the death.