January 1, 2013
Millers snatch the points
Courtney Cameron's 90th-minute winner moved Rotherham up into npower League Two's automatic promotion places after a 2-1 victory over Rochdale.
The Millers came from a goal down to turn the game around with a dominant second half display.
Kari Arnason appeared to have headed the visitors in front when he met Ben Pringle's corner and sent a header against the underside of the crossbar. His effort appeared to have crossed the goalline, but the Millers' appeals were waved away by referee Stuart Atwell.
Rochdale goalkeeper Josh Lillis then diverted Lee Frecklington's shot over the bar as the visitors started to exert control.
But the hosts took the lead against the run of play in the 29th minute. Joe Rafferty picked out Ashley Grimes and the in-form striker sent a half volley wide of Andy Warrington, his fifth goal in the last six games.
Rotherham dominated the second period and deservedly levelled in the 78th minute when Kayode Odejayi collected Courtney Cameron's corner and scrambled the ball home from six yards.
Odejayi was involved in the winning goal, his run into the Dale area ended by Kevin McIntyre whose slide tackle presented the ball to Cameron who curled home the winner.
|1 Josh Lillis||21 Andy Warrington|
|4 Peter Cavanagh||6 Johnny Mullins|
|12 Phil Edwards||33 Liam Ridehalgh|
|2 Joe Rafferty||27 Lee Frecklington|
|5 Ryan Edwards||8 Jason Taylor|
|14 Kevin McIntyre||14 Mark Bradley|
|7 Jason Kennedy||4 Kari Arnason|
|11 Ashley Grimes||10 Michael O'Connor|
|8 Andrew Tutte||15 Ben Pringle|
|22 Robert Grant||16 Kayode Odejayi|
|27 Terry Gornell||22 Keiran Agard|
|31 Benjamin Smith||Tony Thompson 30|
|3 Rhys Bennett||Ian Sharps 5|
|6 Brian Barry-Murphy||Courtney Cameron 31|
|23 Ian Craney||Nicky Walker 32|
|13 Ray Putterill||Jack O'Connell 34|
|15 Dele Adebola||Alex Revell 9|
|9 George Donnelly|
|Rhys Bennett for Joe Rafferty (70)||Courtney Cameron for Keiran Agard (57)|
|George Donnelly for Ashley Grimes (76)||Alex Revell for Ben Pringle (69)|
|Joe Rafferty (62)||Lee Frecklington (67)|
|Robert Grant (89)||Mark Bradley (87)|
|Courtney Cameron (90)|
|· Squads: Rochdale | Rotherham United|