rotherham United celebrated new boss Steve Evans’ first home match with a thrilling 3-2 win, Lewis Grabban hitting the late winner with his 21st goal of the season.
Evans got a really warm welcome when he came out and there was prolonged applause as he set off across the pitch for his first home game. However, Rotherham were not to be denied and they took the lead on 21 minutes and it was top scorer GRABBAN who netted it to take his tally for the season to 20.
Schofield was initially involved on the corner of the area and appeared to be fouled. He went down looking for a decision but had the presence of mind to nudge the ball towards Grabban who moved into the area and from an angle drilled a fierce low shot inside the far post.
There was almost a quicker Millers goal than the second minute one that marked Evans’ first game last Saturday.
There were just 60 seconds on the watch when Pringle played a smart ball to the overlapping Newey. His low centre went through to Grabban beyond the far post and he fired a low show across the goal fave which Revell missed by inches as the ball went just wide.
However, the visitors levelled on 38 minutes. It followed a Rotherham corner and Evans was dispossessed a few yards outside the penalty area. Morecambe broke away in numbers and when Hunter’s centre was half cleared BURROW struck the loose ball low into the net.
Rotherham got off to a great start to the second half by regaining the lead after 48 minutes.
Evans made a surging run down the left. His centre was a problem, McCready managed to head away but the ball ran towards the edge of the area and TAYLOR moved on to it to strike a first time right footer beyond Roche.
However, Morecambe equalised from a penalty on 74 minutes and the Millers found themselves down to 10 men with Cresswell receiving a second booking when he brought down Carlton right on the edge of the area.
REDSHAW struck the spot kick home confidently.
Rotherham made a change before the restart taking off Schofield and putting Bradley in centre defence.
In stoppage time a superb 25 yarder from GRABBAN deservedly clinched the points with boss Steve Evans running on the pitch to celebrate.