Rotherham defeated Leeds 4-2 and advances to the quarter-finals of the Football League Trophy commonly referred to as the "Johnson’s Paint Trophy". Rotherham took a solid 4-1 lead eight minutes after the break before Enoch Showunmi brought Leeds within two at the fifty-six minute mark.
Gary McAllister clearly used this match as a opportunity to give valuable playing time to subs with regular starters Frazer Richardson, Paul Telfer, Aidan White, Jermaine Beckford and Luciano Becchio starting on the bench. It might be an uncomfortable loss for Leeds supporters but is a very wise decision and firmly notes the clubs commitment towards promotion.
Rotherham: Warrington, Tonge, Fenton, Sharps, Nicholas, Cummins, Mills, Hudson, Rhodes, Reid, Broughton.
Subs Not Used: Cann, Burchill, Joseph, Taylor, Green.
Goals: Sharps 17, Hudson 44, Broughton 48, Fenton 53.
Leeds: Lucas, Hughes, Marques, Michalik, Parker (Sheehan 57), Prutton, Kilkenny, Howson, Robinson (Becchio 71), Snodgrass, Showunmi (Beckford 71).
Subs Not Used: Ankergren, Delph.
Goals: Howson 31, Showunmi 56