Lewis Grabban's late brace helped Rotherham come from behind to win at Blue Square Bet Premier side Barrow.

The hosts scored when Paul Rutherford fired through a crowded penalty area after Millers goalkeeper Conrad Logan failed to clear Richie Baker's corner.

Adam Boyes nearly doubled Barrow's lead but his effort hit the crossbar.

Grabban levelled when he spun in the area to blast home a powerful shot before winning it from the penalty spot following Paul Smith's handball.

Barrow were down to 10 men when Rotherham's winner came just four minutes from time, home defender Mike Pearson having gone off for treatment following a three-way collision in his own box, involving Bluebirds keeper Danny Hurst .

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham boss Andy Scott told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"That is a fantastic result, having been 1-0 down. We've let in a poor goal again, but the character of the whole squad was magnificent.

"They were trying all the tricks in the book, time wasting after 25 minutes, going down injured. We knew that.

"We had to dig in, but you know when you come here that you're going to face a battle and you have to stand up and be counted and everyone we had involved today was outstanding."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Barrow

  • 01 Hurst
  • 05 Bolland Booked
  • 02 Pearson (Nicholas - 87' )
  • 03 Skelton
  • 07 Rutherford
  • 08 Baker
  • 12 Owen
  • 15 Smith
  • 11 Boyes
  • 16 Mackreth
  • 18 Almond (Cook - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Pearson
  • 04 Nicholas
  • 19 Lomax
  • 10 Ferrell
  • 14 Sheridan
  • 09 Cook

Rotherham

  • 01 Logan
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Newey
  • 06 Foster (Schofield - 59' )
  • 19 Branston Booked
  • 04 Harrison Booked
  • 07 Evans
  • 08 Taylor
  • 09 Revell
  • 20 Holroyd (Williams - 60' )
  • 23 Grabban

Substitutes

  • 21 Warrington
  • 17 Mullins
  • 11 Schofield
  • 12 Marshall
  • 14 Bank
  • 18 Pringle
  • 10 Williams
Ref: Adcock
Att: 3,030

Match Stats

Shots

13 12

On target

10 7

Corners

7 5

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:19 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:43

Danny Schofield decides to take the corner short.

90:00 +2:07

Shot from 12 yards from Adam Boyes. Clearance made by Jason Taylor.

90:00 +0:44

Dale Tonge fouled by Adam Boyes, the ref awards a free kick. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:16

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Save by Danny Hurst.

89:46

Adam Boyes takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.

87:59

Brett Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Nicholas. Gavin Skelton takes the direct free kick.

86:46 Substitution

Substitution Mike Pearson goes off and Andy Nicholas comes on.

86:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Grabban - Barrow 1 - 2 Rotherham Lewis Grabban scores a placed penalty. Barrow 1-2 Rotherham.

85:57 Booking

Booking Booking for Phil Bolland for dissent.

85:16

The referee gives a against Paul Smith for handball.

81:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Grabban - Barrow 1 - 1 Rotherham Lewis Grabban finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Barrow 1-1 Rotherham.

80:57

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gareth Evans, clearance made by Phil Bolland.

79:44

Jack Mackreth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Evans. Danny Schofield sends in a cross, Danny Harrison takes a shot. Danny Hurst makes a save.

77:53 Substitution

Substitution Andy Cook joins the action as a substitute, replacing Louis Almond.

75:06

Guy Branston is caught offside. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

73:07

Richie Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Harrison. Gareth Evans shoots direct from the free kick.

69:11

Louis Almond takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.

68:29

Tom Newey takes the inswinging corner, Richie Baker makes a clearance.

67:10

Foul by Phil Bolland on Brett Williams, free kick awarded. The ball is delivered by Tom Newey, Gareth Evans takes a shot. Save made by Danny Hurst.

65:11

Louis Almond takes a shot.

64:22

Shot from inside the area by Danny Schofield clears the bar.

61:59 Booking

Booking Danny Harrison goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

61:26

Unfair challenge on Jack Mackreth by Danny Harrison results in a free kick. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.

60:08

The referee blows for offside. Danny Hurst takes the indirect free kick.

59:43 Substitution

Substitution Chris Holroyd leaves the field to be replaced by Brett Williams.

58:01 Substitution

Substitution Danny Schofield on for Luke Foster.

54:29

Tom Newey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Mackreth. Richie Baker crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Guy Branston. Adam Boyes takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a save.

53:25

Free kick taken by Mike Pearson.

53:25 Booking

Booking Guy Branston goes into the book.

53:15

Foul by Guy Branston on Adam Boyes, free kick awarded.

52:44

Jack Mackreth takes a shot. Save made by Conrad Logan.

52:14

The referee blows for offside against Lewis Grabban. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

45:19

Inswinging corner taken by Richie Baker, clearance by Guy Branston.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +4:15 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +3:40

Tom Newey takes the inswinging corner, save by Danny Hurst.

45:00 +3:06

Alex Revell takes a shot. Save by Danny Hurst.

45:00 +1:09

Foul by Danny Harrison on Richie Baker, free kick awarded. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

44:15

Louis Almond takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.

41:36

The official flags Chris Holroyd offside. Danny Hurst takes the indirect free kick.

40:20

The offside flag is raised against Alex Revell. Danny Hurst takes the indirect free kick.

37:49

Corner taken right-footed by Richie Baker from the right by-line, clearance by Alex Revell.

37:00

Effort from 35 yards by Lewis Grabban went wide right of the goal.

36:20

Louis Almond takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a save.

33:22

Shot from just outside the box by Lewis Grabban misses to the right of the goal.

31:59

Alex Revell challenges James Owen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

28:52

Foul by James Owen on Alex Revell, free kick awarded. Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.

27:38

Louis Almond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Revell. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.

26:20

The ball is crossed by Lewis Grabban, Danny Hurst makes a save.

25:17

Corner taken left-footed by Tom Newey, Adam Boyes manages to make a clearance. Luke Foster challenges Adam Boyes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

24:54

Louis Almond takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a save.

19:30

The ball is swung over by Lewis Grabban, Alex Revell has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

17:52

Centre by Jack Mackreth, Adam Boyes takes a shot.

15:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Rutherford - Barrow 1 - 0 Rotherham A goal is scored by Paul Rutherford from just outside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Barrow 1-0 Rotherham.

15:12

Corner taken by Richie Baker from the left by-line, save by Conrad Logan.

14:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Foster on Louis Almond. Free kick crossed by Richie Baker, Guy Branston makes a clearance.

11:49

Alex Revell challenges James Owen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

10:58

Louis Almond challenges Danny Harrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Newey.

9:06

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Gareth Evans misses to the right of the goal.

8:26

Richie Baker takes a shot. Guy Branston gets a block in.

8:03

Richie Baker takes the outswinging corner, Dale Tonge makes a clearance.

7:42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Richie Baker, Luke Foster manages to make a clearance.

6:49

Corner taken by Richie Baker from the right by-line, Alex Revell makes a clearance.

6:04

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Richie Baker, Jason Taylor makes a clearance.

4:34

Gavin Skelton produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

2:49

Gareth Evans takes a shot. Danny Hurst makes a save.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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