ROTHERHAM UNITED 3 STEVENAGE 2

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ROTHERHAM United saw off the FA Cup challenge of League One Stevenage 3-2 in a thriller at New York Stadium.

The Millers made a tremendous start and had several opportunities to go in front.

The Millers made a tremendous start and had several opportunities to go in front.

It had been all Rotherham but Stevenage should have scored in their first attack. They were denied by a fantastic save from Warrington.

Haber sent Morais up the left and he delivered a low ball across the goal face to the unmarked Haber who looked sure to score from eight yards out only for Warrington to throw himself in front of the shot to block.

The goal Rotherham deserved came on 29 minutes.

Arnason clipped a pass to Devitt who whipped in an early cross and BRADLEY had stolen into the area to hook the ball inside the far post.

Half-time: Millers 1 Stevenage 0.

Then the tie saw three goals in four minutes. On 53 minutes Rotherham went two up, the move started by a tremendous challenge from Sharps.

Pringle went up the left, his cross was cleared by Roberts but without full power and it fell towards FRECKLINGTON around 25 yards out and he struck a fine effort low past the keeper’s right hand.

Two minutes later Rotherham stormed forward again, Morris supported the attack and when he laid the ball inside for FRECKLINGTON the midfielder’s 20-yarder got a deflection on its way past Arnold.

No-one could argue with the scoreline.

But two minutes later, on 57 minutes, Stevenage handed themselves a lifeline thanks to an absolutely stunning 30-yarder into the top corner from DUNNE.

Sharps cleared off the line in stoppage time.