Northampton ended a four-match losing streak in League Two with a draw against Rotherham.

Gareth Evans gave the Millers the lead after just two minutes, when he cut inside and fired past Sam Walker.

Disaster then struck for the visitors, when goalkeeper Conrad Logan let Lewis Young's cross squirm through his hands and into the net.

Substitute Luke Foster had a chance to snatch a win for Rotherham when he was put through, but shot wide.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Northampton Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Northampton:

"An improved performance - you'd have understood if the crowd had gone home after a minute, but the boys showed that they wanted to stay in it, weren't going to give in.

"The supporters were brilliant. They were really supportive and that got through onto the pitch and the lads were willing to throw in every ounce of energy because of that.

"We had two wingers who were flying in the first-half especially and it looks like we've got a good pairing in Akinfenwa and Berahino up front. Derek Niven got about, filled holes and allowed Michael Jacobs to get into dangerous areas, and we had to defend stoutly."

Rotherham United manager Andy Scott told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We have dominated in terms of territory and withheld a lot of bombardment from free kicks.

"We we're lacking that little bit in the box which is frustrating but it was a lot better performance in terms of how we defended and we were more resolute.

"It's another away game where we have picked a point up and if we can go and get three points against Aldershot then the last four games will have been pretty decent."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Northampton

  • 01 Walker
  • 05 Tozer
  • 14 Johnson
  • 25 Westwood Booked
  • 28 Langmead
  • 17 Jacobs
  • 29 Arthur
  • 31 Niven Booked
  • 02 Young (Holt - 90' )
  • 09 Berahino
  • 10 Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 26 Hall
  • 04 Baldock
  • 11 Holt
  • 15 Turnbull
  • 27 Savage

Rotherham

  • 01 Logan Booked
  • 02 Tonge
  • 17 Mullins
  • 24 Raynes (Foster - 27' Booked )
  • 25 Harley
  • 04 Harrison
  • 07 Evans
  • 08 Taylor
  • 11 Schofield Booked (Newey - 84' )
  • 09 Revell
  • 23 Grabban (Holroyd - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Warrington
  • 03 Newey
  • 06 Foster
  • 12 Marshall
  • 20 Holroyd
Ref: Lewis
Att: 4,182

Match Stats

Shots

6 5

On target

0 2

Corners

9 8

Fouls

15 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:48 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:43

Outswinging corner taken by Michael Jacobs, clearance by Alex Revell.

90:00 +1:55

Free kick taken by Ben Tozer.

90:00 +1:55 Substitution

Substitution Andy Holt replaces Lewis Young.

90:00 +1:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Luke Foster.

90:00 +1:00

Centre by Gareth Evans.

89:32

Direct free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

89:32 Booking

Booking Conrad Logan shown a yellow card.

89:07 Booking

Booking Ashley Westwood receives a yellow card.

87:01

Corner taken by Michael Jacobs, clearance made by Luke Foster. Michael Jacobs takes the inswinging corner, Conrad Logan fouled by Ashley Westwood, the ref awards a free kick.

85:21

Unfair challenge on Alex Revell by Ashley Westwood results in a free kick. Jason Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

83:11

Direct free kick taken by Conrad Logan. Unfair challenge on Lewis Young by Jon Harley results in a free kick. Michael Jacobs takes the direct free kick.

83:11 Substitution

Substitution Danny Schofield goes off and Tom Newey comes on.

83:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Saido Berahino on Jason Taylor.

80:51

Corner taken right-footed by Johnny Mullins from the left by-line to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Jon Harley misses to the left of the target.

79:13

Short corner taken by Danny Schofield from the left by-line.

75:18

Corner taken by Danny Schofield from the left by-line, save made by Sam Walker.

74:10

Corner taken by Danny Schofield.

72:49

Gareth Evans takes a shot.

72:27

Jon Harley crosses the ball, blocked by Derek Niven.

71:00

Gareth Evans fouled by John Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Schofield.

70:19

The ball is sent over by Gareth Evans, save made by Sam Walker.

68:21

Lewis Young delivers the ball. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Schofield, Chris Arthur manages to make a clearance.

67:33

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs from the right by-line, save by Conrad Logan.

66:34

Direct free kick taken by Ben Tozer.

66:34 Booking

Booking Luke Foster goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

66:17

Lewis Young fouled by Luke Foster, the ref awards a free kick.

65:43

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Luke Foster goes wide of the right-hand upright.

64:22

Inswinging corner taken by Michael Jacobs from the left by-line, clearance by Danny Harrison.

63:10

Saido Berahino challenges Jason Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Conrad Logan takes the direct free kick.

61:58

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Ashley Westwood misses to the right of the target.

60:12

The ball is sent over by Chris Arthur.

59:45

Lewis Young produces a cross, Johnny Mullins manages to make a clearance.

58:44 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Grabban goes off and Chris Holroyd comes on.

57:54

The ball is sent over by Danny Schofield, save by Sam Walker.

54:26

Jon Harley concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Young. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

53:36

Corner taken left-footed by Jon Harley from the right by-line, clearance by Derek Niven.

52:33

Jon Harley restarts play with the free kick.

52:33 Booking

Booking Derek Niven shown a yellow card.

52:15

Derek Niven gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Foster.

50:09

John Johnson challenges Jon Harley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Schofield.

49:02

Corner taken by Jon Harley played to the near post, Ashley Westwood makes a clearance.

48:11

Dale Tonge fouled by Michael Jacobs, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jon Harley.

46:32

Lewis Young challenges Jason Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.

45:27

Jon Harley challenges Saido Berahino unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +4:03 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +2:38

Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael Jacobs, save by Conrad Logan.

45:00 +0:46

Saido Berahino is ruled offside. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.

44:24

Adebayo Akinfenwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Foster. Jon Harley restarts play with the free kick.

43:40

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.

43:06

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.

42:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Langmead by Alex Revell. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

41:09

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Schofield from the left by-line, clearance made by Kelvin Langmead.

40:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Arthur on Dale Tonge. Free kick taken by Jon Harley.

39:48

Foul by Lewis Young on Jon Harley, free kick awarded. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.

38:50

Luke Foster challenges Michael Jacobs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Tozer.

37:58

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lewis Grabban. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.

36:55

Kelvin Langmead produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

35:16

Michael Jacobs restarts play with the free kick.

35:16 Booking

Booking Danny Schofield is booked.

34:43

Danny Schofield concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Tozer.

33:23

Adebayo Akinfenwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Foster. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

31:56

Handball decision goes against Adebayo Akinfenwa. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.

30:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Taylor by Saido Berahino. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

27:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Revell by Ashley Westwood. Free kick taken by Jon Harley.

26:41 Substitution

Substitution Luke Foster comes on in place of Michael Raynes.

23:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Conrad Logan - Northamp'n 1 - 1 Rotherham An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Conrad Logan. Northampton 1-1 Rotherham.

22:58

The ball is sent over by Lewis Young.

20:52

Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Danny Harrison gets a block in.

18:38

Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

18:05

Johnny Mullins concedes a free kick for a foul on Adebayo Akinfenwa. Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

17:23

Michael Jacobs produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

14:17

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs, Close range header by Ashley Westwood misses to the right of the goal.

13:55

Lewis Young produces a cross, Johnny Mullins makes a clearance.

11:50

Michael Jacobs delivers the ball.

11:06

Corner taken by Michael Jacobs from the right by-line to the near post.

7:22

Centre by Chris Arthur, clearance made by Jon Harley.

4:58

Dale Tonge delivers the ball, save made by Sam Walker.

3:41

Centre by Chris Arthur.

1:16

Assist by Alex Revell.

1:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Gareth Evans - Northamp'n 0 - 1 Rotherham Gareth Evans finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 0-1 Rotherham.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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