FULL TIME: ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 NORTHAMPTON 1

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rotherham United were denied victory in their final match at the Don Valley Stadium before moving to their spanking new ground by an equaliser in the third time of added time. Chairman Tony Stewart went pitchside to address the crowd who gave him a wonderful reception.

The Millers almost took an early lead when ringle’s cross was glanced on by Revell and Grabban turned full circle to get in a shot which somehow squeezed past the keeper but hit the near post.

Revell did really well after the visitors broke away from a Rotherham corner. He actually was the last man who prevented striker Wilson being put through and it was an excellent piece of teamwork.

Rotherham might have led from a corner when the grounded Mullins poked the ball away, Raynes had an effort at goal and Bradley just couldn’t adjust his feet.

With typical bravery Mullins threw himself in front of a shot from Jacobs with danger beckoning. On 31 minutes Rotherham took the lead they deserved. It It followed another corner. It was cleared to Grabban outside the area who skipped past a challenge, crossed from the right for Hoskins to head on beyond the far post where REVELL struck a right footer into the far side of the net.

A superb break from the Millers was finished by Grabban and it was the closest of offside decisions which ruled it out. Grabban went for one of his spectaculars from over 30 yards and Kitson had to turn it over the top.

HALF-TIME

Rotherham........... 1

Northampton.......0

Tonge, who went over on his ankle in the first half, stayed off at the break. Harrison went on at right back with Bradley switching across to left back.

The empo from both sides had dropped a notch but the Millers fans roused themselves with several renditions of “Rotherham’s going home.”

Schofield had a shooting opportunity just outside the area but couldn’t get his effort on target. When Hoskins and Taylor set up Revell he had a great opportunity to put the ball across for Hoskins but he blazed a shot high over. Hoskins then went off to warm applause to give a debut to Denton and it was almost a dream start.

Mullins made an excellent clearance deep in his area.There was a standing ovation for Paul Warne when he went on for the final appearance of a tremendous Millers playing career.

AKINFENWA headed the equaliser in the third minute of stoppage time.