Kieron Cadogan stretches to get the better of Jordan Mustoe
Kieron Cadogan stretches to get the better of Jordan Mustoe
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ROTHERHAM UNITED substitute Ben Pringle scored the equaliser in a game the Millers should have won.

At Barnet the Millers were asked to go down the slope and after McLeod pulled an overhead effort over the top Rotherham threatened.

Cadogan’s corner flicked off a defender to just beyond the far post where Wood nodded back into the six yard area and it should have been a real danger moment. However, no red shirt reacted and the home side cleared their lines.

Bradley was booked for bringing down McLeod right on the touchline and there was further punishment from the free kick as Barnet took the lead from it.

It was one of those inswinging free kicks where no one from either side gets a touch and the ball carries on into the net. The taker BYRNE had struck it with perfect pace and flight, and Taylor’s dive was in vain.

It was certainly what Rotherham didn’t want but definitely what Barnet did after their 4-0 home defeat in midweek by Bradford City.

Wood struck a superb centre from the left but Harrad couldn’t reach it and Revell was beaten to it by Downing.

The home side were boosted by the early goal and were tucking into their task with some relish. However, Rotherham were struggling to put things together.

From Cadogan’s free kick Harrad got in a glancing header which was on target but blocked by Hector.

Another threat from the Millers saw Cadogan’s centre deflected up in the air and when it dropped Wood was unable to get his effort on target.

Barnet were indeed busy Bees and managed a potent threat which ended with McLeod having a low shot from an angle saved by Taylor.

In stoppage time Rotherham had a real let-off when Holmes whipped the ball right across the goal face and Deering missed the ball by inches when faced with a gaping net.

Rotherham made two changes. Harrison, in a car accident yesterday, was replaced by Schofield and Cadogan by Pringle who went wide on the left and Wood on the opposite side.

A brilliant save by O’Brien kept out Harrad’s powerful shot after the striker had shown delightful skill to turn his man.

But in the next minute, the 49th, Rotherham were level.

Bradley delivered to the far post where Revell challenged. As the ball bounced down PRINGLE saw his chance, nudged the ball forward and kept a calm head as he slipped his shot under the keeper to celebrate his first appearance for four months.

There was almost a second goal when Revell challenged Downing in the air, Harrad pounced but O’Brien made a full length save.

It was all Rotherham so far this half and Schofield drilled a shot just wide as Barnet hung on.

Suddenly the home side broke from nothing, McLeod got free but keeper Taylor came out to make a fine block with his leg.

Rotherham then replaced Harrad with Warne and immediately the veteran was brought down by central defender Downing and as it was his second booking he was sent off.

Strangely, this seemed to galvanise the home side who finally produced some attacking threat this half and Taylor kept out an effort from Holmes.

Pringle delivered another delicious centre but Raynes sent his header wide from five yards.