September 18, 2012
Millers angered by Grant penalty
Rotherham tasted defeat for the first time at their new home, going down 3-2 after Rochdale equalised with a controversial penalty.
Rochdale should have led in the 31st minute when goalkeeper Scott Shearer misjudged a long through ball and appeared to handle outside his area. The referee played the advantage and Bobby Grant and Andrew Tutte had shots blocked on the line before Rotherham scrambled the ball clear.
Shearer was booked by referee Stephen Martin, and was fortunate not to see red, and six minutes later he made up for his blunder with a great save.
But in added time Kayode Odejayi gave the ball away deep in his own half and George Donnelly squared the ball for the veteran Dele Adebola to fire into the empty net.
Rotherham levelled after 60 minutes when Ben Pringle's cross from the left was met with a bullet header by Revell, and five minutes later the Millers took the lead, substitute Daniel Nardiello nodding home from close range.
But in 73 minutes Jason Kennedy's penalty area dive fooled referee Martin and Bobby Grant equalised from the resultant spot-kick and this incredible game took yet another turn in the 80th minute when Kevin McIntyre fired home from 25 yards.
|1 Scott Shearer||1 Josh Lillis|
|5 Ian Sharps||14 Kevin McIntyre|
|18 Nicky Hunt||12 Phil Edwards|
|20 Craig Morgan||3 Rhys Bennett|
|2 Dale Tonge||2 Joe Rafferty|
|11 Gareth Evans||5 Ryan Edwards|
|8 Jason Taylor||7 Jason Kennedy|
|10 Michael O'Connor||8 Andrew Tutte|
|15 Ben Pringle||15 Dele Adebola|
|9 Alex Revell||9 George Donnelly|
|16 Kayode Odejayi||22 Robert Grant|
|21 Andy Warrington||Benjamin Smith 31|
|6 Johnny Mullins||Matthew Pearson 19|
|14 Mark Bradley||Brian Barry-Murphy 6|
|7 Lionel Ainsworth||Ian Craney 23|
|24 Mitchell Rose||Ashley Grimes 11|
|17 Daniel Nardiello||Ray Putterill 13|
|22 Keiran Agard||Craig Curran 20|
|Lionel Ainsworth for Gareth Evans (46)||Ray Putterill for Dele Adebola (62)|
|Daniel Nardiello for Kayode Odejayi (56)|
|Keiran Agard for Nicky Hunt (82)|
|Nicky Hunt (72)||Phil Edwards (30)|
|· Rosters: Rotherham United | Rochdale|