Millers salvage late draw
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rotherham United came from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw with Millwall.
Rotherham United came from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw with Millwall at Millmoor.
Chris Sedgwick's equaliser with three minutes left ended the home side's long goal drought and cancelled out Paul Ifill's strike ten minutes earlier.
The Millers dominated the first half play, but it was Ifill who had the chance to score before the break with a close range header that Rotherham keeper Mike Pollitt needed to palm away.
Rotherham were nearly rewarded for their first half efforts moments later when on loan striker Mark Burchill forced a fine save from Graham Stack.
The restart saw Neil Harris force Pollit in another fine save while Millers substitute Paolo Vernazza struck a long range drive just wide.
With 13 minutes remaining, The Lions took the lead when Dennis Wise's free kick found the head of Harris and he directed his header to Ifill on the six-yard box.
Ifill drove a fierce close-range strike from a tight angle past Pollitt to give the South East London side the lead.
Rotherham, however, did not give up the fight and from Robbie Stockdale's long throw-in into the box, Sedgwick volleyed his shot into the top corner of the net for a share of the points in South Yorkshire.