ROTHERHAM United boosted their League Two promotion hopes with a priceless 1-0 win at AFC Wimbledon.
.It was a lively game. Rotherham survived a 20-yarder from Moore which was narrowly wide and then Longstruck a fierce 25-yarder which Warrington couldn’t hold. Sharps cleared the loose ball..
Mullins then robbed Gregory and broke clear up the right. The ball was played back towards O’Connor and he struck an 18-yarder off target.
Then there was some dreadful refereeing.
Mullins went down the right and touched the ball beyond Fenlon who clattered into the Rotherham right-back and sent him thumping into the boundary wall. Remarkably neither the referee nor the nearby linesman reckoned it was a foul, although everybody else certainly did.
With Mullins lying against the board, skipper Sharps marched forward amd was having words with the linesman, obviously asking why there had been no foul given.
To his amazement, he was then shown a yellow card and if it is confirmed as his fifth booking then he will miss Tuesday’s FA Cup replay against Notts County.
It was developing into something of a battle and there were lots of stoppages for fouls as both sides strove to get the upper hand.
Rotherham were really pushing hard and with 20 minutes left O’Connor was replaced by Agard.
When Revell flicked on Agard got in behind Fenlon only to be brought down inside the ‘D’. The left-back was lucky it was only yellow and Cameron struck the free-kick over the top.
Frecklington had a goalbound volley blocked.
Then with 12 minutes to go Rotherham got the goal their pressure deserved. A quick free-kick sent Cameron up the left. His centre came to AGARD near the edge of the area who sent a header towards the target. With Nardiello closing in the ball bounced across Sullivan and then hit the far post and appeared to go in off the keeper’s arm.
The Millers had really battled all afternoon for this great victory.