March 2, 2013
Skipper earns Millers a point
Rotherham captain Johnny Mullins bagged a late equaliser to secure the Millers a 1-1 draw at Southend.
The Shrimpers seemed set for all three points when midfielder Kevan Hurst thundered them in front with a scorching long-range shot in the 73rd minute.
But, just two minutes from time, Mullins bundled the ball home at the back post after a goalmouth scramble to ensure Rotherham picked up a point.
The two teams, who are both challenging for play-off positions in npower League Two, played out an uneventful first half with a Daniel Nardiello header that Southend goalkeeper Paul Smith tipped over the best chance of the opening 45 minutes.
That meant the Shrimpers have still not scored in the first half of a home league game since September.
But they were on top at the start of the second period with Britt Assombalonga going close with a header that Andy Warrington did well to smother.
Hurst then fired Southend in front from distance but Mullins' scrappy late leveller meant it was not the game's winning goal.
|Southend United||Rotherham United|
|1 Paul Smith||21 Andy Warrington|
|16 Luke Prosser||3 Claude Davis|
|2 Sean Clohessy||6 Johnny Mullins|
|3 Anthony Straker||33 Liam Ridehalgh|
|6 Ryan Cresswell||19 David Noble|
|18 Ryan Leonard||27 Lee Frecklington|
|28 Bilel Mohsni||4 Kari Arnason|
|14 Kevan Hurst||10 Michael O'Connor|
|11 Danny Mayor||15 Ben Pringle|
|12 Matthew Lund||9 Alex Revell|
|20 Britt Assombalonga||17 Daniel Nardiello|
|17 Daniel Bentley||Tony Thompson 30|
|4 Michael Spillane||Craig Morgan 20|
|19 John Spicer||Mark Bradley 14|
|30 Alex Woodyard||Courtney Cameron 31|
|9 Neil Harris||Kayode Odejayi 16|
|7 Freddy Eastwood||Keiran Agard 22|
|10 Barry Corr||Jordan Slew 8|
|Barry Corr for Danny Mayor (88)||Courtney Cameron for Ben Pringle (78)|
|Freddy Eastwood for Britt Assombalonga (90)||Kayode Odejayi for Alex Revell (78)|
|Jordan Slew for Liam Ridehalgh (85)|
|Matthew Lund (16)||Claude Davis (4)|
|Britt Assombalonga (81)||Kari Arnason (51)|
|· Squads: Southend United | Rotherham United|