Comment: Taking the destination to the last day is something that Rotherham United deserves Yorkshire News

Lewis Wing, on loan from Rotherham United, shot home a lovely draw against Blackburn.  Image: Simon Hulme.
Lewis Wing, on loan from Rotherham United, shot home a lovely draw against Blackburn. Image: Simon Hulme.

That’s what’s happening now courtesy of the events at AESSEAL New York Stadium and Liberty Stadium. It was one of those days, okay.

With just over five minutes to go, the story of the afternoon is likely to be the story of the season. Rotherham United lost by a single goal margin for the 20th time this season.

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Fortunately, just once, something came out for the Millers. Well, a couple of things.

Just over an hour inside, they were down and out. Trailing 1-0 and second best for a Blackburn team in overall control, while salt rubbed into wounds due to news of Derby’s lead at Swansea.

Two quick goals at home for Swansea made things interesting again. Suddenly, there was more intensity, desperation and frenzy in Warne’s yelling at his players. ‘Come on,’ he yelled regularly.

Psychologically, perhaps your players began to hold on to the fact that something was happening elsewhere. Now it was Rotherham’s turn to do his own work.

It was up to Lewis Wing to make the final turn in what is proving to be an absorbing fight to avoid the knockdown with his equalizer in the 86th minute.

Blackburn was not particularly happy with referee Tony Harrington’s decision to give the Millers a chance to take a free throw after captain Darragh Lenihan’s tackle on Richard Wood.

Defeated in the 97th minute in the reverse match at Ewood Park, the clock turned a bit for Rotherham, who narrowly avoided a fifth straight loss and showed the hearts of his fighters.

Given what has been thrown at them this season (two Covid outbreaks, some highly controversial refereeing decisions, and a plethora of one-goal losses, 19 in total, and a comprehensive schedule of ten games in 30 days), it would have been difficult to be. resentful. Rotherham for keeping his season alive until his final game in Cardiff next Saturday.

Neither team is mathematically relegated from the Championship yet and the only thing that can be deduced now is that Wycombe, due to its much lower goal difference, will surely be one of the three.

As for what awaits us next, who knows? All roads lead to Luton, with a key Millers player in Matt Crooks available again after suspension.

It might just help Michael Smith, who seemed a bit lost without his partner.

That said, the good bank contributions from George Hirst and Ben Wiles might have given Warne something to think about.

Rotherham scored a major victory at Kenilworth Road in their penultimate away game of the 2000-01 season en route to promotion to the Championship.

Another could contribute in some way to perhaps maintaining its second-tier status two decades later.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-01 19:24:19