Millers fans storm pitch as goal rolls in

Rotherham United v Aldershot Town - Npower League 2 - 27th April 2013 - It's a champagne celebration for (from left) Daniel Nardiello, Scott Shearer, Dale Tonge, Alex Revell, Claude Davis and Michael O'Connor
Rotherham United v Aldershot Town - Npower League 2 - 27th April 2013 - It's a champagne celebration for (from left) Daniel Nardiello, Scott Shearer, Dale Tonge, Alex Revell, Claude Davis and Michael O'Connor
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Jubilant Rotherham fans celebrated promotion by storming the pitch seconds after the goal that sealed their promotion.

The Millers’ 2-0 win over Aldershot on Saturday clinched promotion to League One in front of overjoyed home fans.

Die-hard fan Laura Hopkins, aged 25, who has supported the Millers for nearly 20 years, said: “The atmosphere in that stadium was electric, the crowd was absolutely buzzing.

“It’s not been a consistent year for us but we’ve worked really hard this last five games and made them count.

“The fans went mental, running on to the pitch even before that last goal had quite rolled over the line!”

Fans took to Twitter and fan forums yesterday to heap praise on the team.

“The scenes at the end were amazing,” said one fan.

“Thousands of Millers all lining up on the pitch to salute their heroes.”

n Match report: P26 and 27 of today’s Star