October 23, 2012
Nardiello nicks it for Millers
Two goals in less than a minute from Daniel Nardiello were enough to give Rotherham a 2-1 victory over Morecambe, having fallen behind in the first half against the run of play.
Rotherham had dominated the opening 45 minutes, but found themselves on the back foot thanks to former player Kevin Ellison.
The midfielder netted the opener after benefiting from a great solo run and pass from Jack Redshaw after 29 minutes.
It was one of the few times the visitors crossed the half way line as Rotherham battled to find a way through Morecambe's defence. Shot after shot was blocked and Barry Roche was forced into saves by Kari Arnason and Lee Frecklington.
Just before the break a flowing Rotherham move ended with Alex Revell firing just wide and Rotherham had confident penalty appeals waved away when Nick Fenton appeared to bring Ian Sharps down with a tackle from behind.
After the break, Morecambe pulled everyone back and challenged Rotherham to break them down. After 20 minutes of trying, that's just what they did.
After 64 minutes Arnason's cross took a wicked deflection wide of Roche and the lurking Nardiello turned the ball home from close range
Less than a minute later, Robert Harris picked out Nardiello with a pin point cross and he slammed the ball past a helpless Roche to secure victory for his team.
|21 Andy Warrington||1 Barry Roche|
|5 Ian Sharps||15 Chris McCready|
|20 Craig Morgan||2 Nick Fenton|
|2 Dale Tonge||6 Will Haining|
|23 Robert Harris||8 Andrew Wright|
|27 Lee Frecklington||4 Jordan Mustoe|
|4 Kari Arnason||18 Gary McDonald|
|7 Lionel Ainsworth||11 Kevin Ellison|
|15 Ben Pringle||16 Stuart Drummond|
|9 Alex Revell||17 Andrew Fleming|
|17 Daniel Nardiello||27 Jack Redshaw|
|13 Tony Thompson||Andres Arestidou 25|
|11 Gareth Evans||Andy Parrish 22|
|8 Jason Taylor||Dan Parkinson 12|
|14 Mark Bradley||Chris Doyle 23|
|10 Michael O'Connor||Izak Reid 7|
|16 Kayode Odejayi||Joe McGee 19|
|22 Keiran Agard||Jordan Burrow 14|
|Kayode Odejayi for Daniel Nardiello (88)||Jordan Burrow for Jack Redshaw (70)|
|Keiran Agard for Ben Pringle (90)||Izak Reid for Chris McCready (75)|
|Andrew Wright (79)|
|Kevin Ellison (90)|
|· Squads: Rotherham United | Morecambe|