Doncaster 1-1 Rotherham: Kieffer Moore nets last-gasp leveller to snatch point
By Pete Hall
Last Updated: 11/11/17 3:12pm
Kieffer Moore netted a 96th-minute equaliser as Rotherham snatched a dramatic point in a 1-1 South Yorkshire derby draw at Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium.
The major talking point of an otherwise cagey first half was whether Richard Wood's header has crossed the line or not, with no video technology to help out the officials. No goal was given.
After the break, Wood's nightmare continued as he put through his own net in the 62nd minute to give the home side the lead in the 62nd minute.
Rotherham boss Paul Warne shuffled his pack in search of an equaliser, with substitute Jonson Clarke-Harris hitting the post, before Moore fired home at the second attempt six minutes into added time to break Doncaster hearts. The visitors climb to fifth as a result, while Doncaster moved up to 15th.
The visitors had the better of the opening exchanges, but their final ball was lacking when it really mattered. John Marquis was being a nuisance for Doncaster, with the referee bearing the brunt of Marquis's angst for waving away numerous half-hearted penalty appeals.
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Then, with the first effort at goal by either side, Rotherham should have broken the deadlock. A brilliant cross from Ryan Williams landed on the head of Semi Ajayi, he headed into the ground, the ball came out off the crossbar, Wood was on hand to head home the rebound, but he too hit the crossbar, with the ball bouncing down into the grateful arms of Doncaster stopper Ian Lawlor, who was lay on the floor.
The visitors appealed that the ball had gone over the line, but the officials waved away their claims, with no technology at this level to help their cause.
After the break, Doncaster upped the tempo, and the pressure told as they took the lead thanks to the unfortunate Wood.
Rodney Kongolo's cross from the right was superb, Wood stuck out the leg, but could only steer the ball over the head of his own goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell and into the net.
Rotherham kept plugging away. Clarke-Harris turned and fired for goal, but saw his effort come out off the post, before Moore pounced to silence the Keepmoat Stadium.
David Ball looked like he had fluffed his side's big chance, with O'Donnell saving well, but Moore was on hand to convert the rebound at the second attempt. Doncaster were furious. Only five minutes were flashed on the fourth official's board.
And that was the final action of the match, with the home side still furious with the officials.