FULL TIME: NORTHANPTON 1 ROTHERHAM UNITED 1

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ONE of the major problems for Rotherham United during their recent run has been conceding early goals.

Well, for once, this particular boot was on their foot when they went in front with the quickest goal in the country in those matches kicking off at 3pm.It was a nightmare for the home side who had started the game with four straight defeats but Rotherham gratefully gobbled up the opportunity.

Poor distribution by keeper Walker saw possession given away deep in their own half. Grabban found Schofield, he lifted a pass up to Revell just outside the area and he nodded down for EVANS to run through a wide open defence and fire in low.It was just what Andy Scott would have been hoping for, particularly after suggesting Tuesday’s comeback could prove the turning point of the season.

Then on 24 minutes came the equaliser and it was a horror moment for keeper LOGAN because it has to go down as an own goal.

Harley tried to intercept near halfway but could only deflect the ball away from Mullins to Akinfenwa who sent Young racing up the right.

He got almost to the byline, drove the ball across and Logan got down to intercept only for the ball to spin off his gloves and back towards the net. His dive was in despair because he reached the ball just after it had gone over the line right in front of the disbelieving eyes of the Millers following.

In the next minute Rotherham had Raynes stretchered off.

He went to make a challenge inside his own half but slipped and immediately appeared to clutch his knee. It was obvious that it looked a serious injury.

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