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Rotherham United 1-1 Tranmere Rovers

Ryan Lowe's late penalty rescued an important point for struggling Tranmere Rovers at Rotherham.

Kieran Agard fired Rotherham in front on the hour after he turned and shot past Owain Fon Williams, following Ben Pringle's ball into the box.

Tranmere were awarded a penalty after 84 minutes for a Pablo Mills push on substitute Abdulai Bell-Baggie and Lowe equalised from the spot.

Matt Tubbs had a chance to win it for the hosts but dragged a late shot wide.

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Rotherham United manager Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I think it is a penalty - I think Joe Skarz is at fault again, he's got away with a few this season.

"He switches off from the throw-in and Rob Milsom should be in front, that's what we've worked on.

"But let's put this in perspective, my goalkeeper's not had a save. They [Tranmere] should be down to 10 men, it's a shocking elbow in the face of Joe Skarz.

"And we can't continue to miss the chances we missed."

Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"We've had to defend and defend well. They had a fantastic start and they put us on the back foot. Our keeper's made good saves at the right time for us.

"I'm gutted with the goal because we got done by a long ball over the top.

"But give us credit - we kept going and we might have nicked it."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 2Brindley
  • 3SkarzBooked at 84mins
  • 14Bradley
  • 20Morgan
  • 6Mills
  • 22Agard
  • 15MilsomBooked at 79mins
  • 25EavesSubstituted forRevellat 68'minutes
  • 17NardielloSubstituted forTubbsat 77'minutes
  • 18Pringle

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 9Revell
  • 16Tubbs
  • 23Tidser
  • 31Rowe

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 23Ridehalgh
  • 14AtkinsonSubstituted forRoweat 90+1'minutes
  • 4Taylor
  • 20McNulty
  • 17Power
  • 6HateleySubstituted forBell-Baggieat 62'minutes
  • 9Lowe
  • 18JenningsSubstituted forStocktonat 68'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 15Kirby

Substitutes

  • 3Horwood
  • 11Bell-Baggie
  • 12Rowe
  • 16Stockton
  • 19Sodje
  • 22Koumas
  • 25Watkins
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
7,511

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home18
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Rowe replaces Chris Atkinson because of an injury.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Mark Bradley (Rotherham United).

  7. Post update

    Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Rotherham United 1, Tranmere Rovers 1. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  9. Booking

    Joe Skarz (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United) after a foul in the penalty area.

  11. Post update

    Penalty Tranmere Rovers. Abdulai Bell-Baggie draws a foul in the penalty area.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Pablo Mills.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Booking

    Robert Milsom (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Matt Tubbs replaces Daniel Nardiello.

  17. Post update

    Robert Milsom (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

  20. Post update

    Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient13102132112132
2Peterborough1310212481632
3Wolves129212371629
4Preston136522115623
5Bradford1364323121122
6Walsall136431713422
7Brentford136341817121
8Swindon136252316720
9Rotherham135531919020
10MK Dons135442117419
11Crawley125431817119
12Port Vale135261718-117
13Carlisle124351120-915
14Coventry137333022814
15Shrewsbury132741315-213
16Colchester132741218-613
17Gillingham133371622-612
18Crewe133371128-1712
19Oldham123271418-411
20Stevenage133281321-811
21Sheff Utd132381020-109
22Tranmere132381126-159
23Notts County122191423-97
24Bristol City120661624-86
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