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Rotherham United 2-2 Colchester United

Elliot Lee's headed goal in injury time earned Colchester a point against Rotherham in controversial circumstances.

Marcus Bean gave the visitors the lead with an early header but the Millers levelled moments later when Matt Tubbs fired in Ben Pringle's cross.

Kieran Agard converted in a crowded penalty area to put Rotherham in front.

Deep into added time Lee's header was deemed to have crossed the line by the assistant referee.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham boss Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I'm as down as I've ever been. I know there's a minimum of four minutes (of time added on) but they've scored in the fifth.

"We've had enough chances to win the game.

"We've battered them, we've absolutely battered them from start to finish. We've got a tendency to make an error and that's killing us."

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"We didn't play well. We couldn't deal with the long ball threat of Rotherham. I lost my rag at half-time.

"The first half was the worst we've played all season. We were beaten up, were were second. We looked like an under-14s team playing against a real seasoned men's team."

"I got a response second half. They kept going and kept going and kept going. A young team, again we finished with teenagers on the pitch. Great character.

"Not playing well and getting a point here is a very good result. Sometimes these are as good as wins. We'll take the point, and we'll go home happy."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 14BradleyBooked at 37mins
  • 3Skarz
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forMilsomat 90'minutes
  • 6Mills
  • 4Arnason
  • 22Agard
  • 8Frecklington
  • 16TubbsBooked at 81minsSubstituted forEavesat 87'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 18PringleSubstituted forBrindleyat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Brindley
  • 15Milsom
  • 17Nardiello
  • 23Tidser
  • 25Eaves
  • 31Rowe

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 20Wilson
  • 27GarbuttBooked at 49mins
  • 15BeanSubstituted forSzmodicsat 83'minutes
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 39BolgerBooked at 86mins
  • 16MonakanaSubstituted forBonneat 52'minutes
  • 6EastmondSubstituted forBondat 59'minutes
  • 9Morrison
  • 38LeeBooked at 90mins
  • 22Gilbey

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 3Dickson
  • 14Bond
  • 18Eastman
  • 25Vose
  • 40Szmodics
  • 41Bonne
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
7,096

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 2, Colchester United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 2, Colchester United 2.

  3. Booking

    Elliot Lee (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Rotherham United 2, Colchester United 2. Elliot Lee (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Lee Frecklington.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Bond (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Richard Brindley replaces Ben Pringle.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Robert Milsom replaces Michael O'Connor.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).

  10. Post update

    Elliot Lee (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Tom Eaves replaces Matt Tubbs.

  12. Booking

    Cian Bolger (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Cian Bolger (Colchester United).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Marcus Bean.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).

  19. Post update

    Andrew Bond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Booking

    Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient15122136122438
2Wolves1411212781935
3Peterborough15102325121332
4Preston157622316727
5Brentford158342017327
6Bradford1565424141023
7Swindon157262920923
8MK Dons156452420422
9Walsall156451715222
10Rotherham155642122-121
11Coventry1593334221220
12Port Vale156272124-320
13Crawley145451820-219
14Colchester153841520-517
15Shrewsbury153751516-116
16Oldham154381923-415
17Gillingham154381824-615
18Carlisle144371325-1215
19Stevenage154291523-814
20Tranmere153481529-1413
21Crewe153481231-1913
22Sheff Utd153391323-1012
23Bristol City141762127-610
24Notts County1531111729-1210
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