Lewis Grabban struck in injury time to beat Morecambe and hand Steve Evans his first win as Rotherham boss.

Grabban opened the scoring with a fierce drive that tore the netting in the top corner, before Jordan Burrow equalised after some poor defending.

Jason Taylor restored the Millers' lead from the edge of the area, before Ryan Cresswell brought down Danny Carlton in the box and received a second booking.

Jack Redshaw levelled from the spot, but Grabban rifled in from 30 yards.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We're highly delighted, the disappointing thing was at half time to go in at 1-1.

"I said to the boys that I was disappointed with the quality in the final third and we had to work a little bit harder.

"I think we did that in the second half with ten (men).

"But I think we missed a big chance at 2-1 to go 3-1 and if that had happened it maybe would have been a four or five scoreline."

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm fuming with the lads and I'm sick of saying the same thing.

"We've been beaten by the odd goal in a game that we should have taken something from.

"We lacked a little bit of know-how today and, in the second half, we were a little bit off it.

"If we're going to improve, we need one or two more leaders that will make sure you don't lose games like that."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Rotherham

  • 21 Warrington
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Newey
  • 05 Cresswell Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 17 Mullins
  • 07 Evans (Harrison - 79' )
  • 08 Taylor
  • 11 Schofield (Bradley - 75' )
  • 18 Pringle (Cadogan - 90' )
  • 09 Revell
  • 23 Grabban

Substitutes

  • 01 Taylor
  • 04 Harrison
  • 15 Bradley
  • 28 Cadogan
  • 10 Hoskins

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 06 Haining
  • 15 McCready
  • 22 Parrish
  • 24 Cowperthwaite (McGee - 73' )
  • 18 McDonald
  • 08 Hunter
  • 12 Curran
  • 14 Burrow (Alessandra - 66' )
  • 27 Redshaw (Mwasile - 80' )
  • 30 Carlton

Substitutes

  • 25 Kettings
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 28 McGee
  • 09 Alessandra
  • 23 Breen
Ref: Webb
Att: 2,876

Match Stats

Shots

20 4

On target

14 3

Corners

14 2

Fouls

13 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:58 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:42

Danny Carlton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Bradley. Andy Warrington takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:22 Substitution

Substitution Kieron Cadogan replaces Ben Pringle.

90:00 +0:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Grabban - Rotherham 3 - 2 Morecambe Lewis Grabban grabs a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Rotherham 3-2 Morecambe.

88:35

Corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle, Johnny Mullins takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche.

87:16

Joe Mwasile concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Pringle. Tom Newey takes the free kick.

86:20

Tom Newey is adjudged to have handled the ball. Garry Hunter crosses the ball in from the free kick, Mark Bradley makes a clearance.

82:54

Corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle from the left by-line, clearance made by Garry Hunter. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle, Jason Taylor takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save.

82:10

Will Haining challenges Alex Revell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dale Tonge takes the direct free kick.

78:47 Substitution

Substitution Joe Mwasile comes on in place of Jack Redshaw.

78:47 Substitution

Substitution Danny Harrison joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gareth Evans.

78:29

Centre by Dale Tonge, clearance by Will Haining.

76:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra by Gareth Evans. Garry Hunter takes the free kick.

74:40 Substitution

Substitution Danny Schofield goes off and Mark Bradley comes on.

74:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Redshaw - Rotherham 2 - 2 Morecambe Penalty taken right-footed by Jack Redshaw and scored. Rotherham 2-2 Morecambe.

73:24 Dismissal

Dismissal Red card for Ryan Cresswell.

73:14

Unfair challenge on Danny Carlton by Ryan Cresswell results in a Penalty.

71:47 Substitution

Substitution Nile Cowperthwaite leaves the field to be replaced by Joe McGee.

71:47

Dale Tonge produces a cross.

70:03

The assistant referee signals for offside against Alex Revell. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Roche.

68:46

The ball is crossed by Ben Pringle, Will Haining gets a block in.

67:10

A cross is delivered by Ben Pringle.

66:55

Centre by Gareth Evans, Will Haining makes a clearance.

66:14

Centre by Dale Tonge, Nile Cowperthwaite makes a clearance.

65:53

Alex Revell takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche.

64:16 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Alessandra replaces Jordan Burrow.

64:16

Jason Taylor challenges Garry Hunter unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Will Haining from right channel.

63:24

Gareth Evans takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche.

63:10

A cross is delivered by Ben Pringle.

62:34

The referee penalises Ben Pringle for handball. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.

61:55

Jordan Burrow produces a cross, clearance made by Johnny Mullins.

61:16

Lewis Grabban has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

60:04

Dale Tonge challenges Danny Carlton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.

59:36

Lewis Grabban produces a cross.

57:54

Danny Schofield has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

57:20

A cross is delivered by Nile Cowperthwaite, Tom Newey makes a clearance.

56:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dale Tonge on Jordan Burrow. Free kick crossed right-footed by Garry Hunter from left wing, Johnny Mullins makes a clearance.

55:59

The ball is sent over by Lewis Grabban, clearance made by Garry Hunter.

55:20

Centre by Dale Tonge, blocked by Chris McCready. Ben Pringle decides to take the corner short.

54:45

The referee blows for offside. Andy Warrington restarts play with the free kick.

53:49

The ball is sent over by Lewis Grabban, Ben Pringle has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

52:20

The ball is crossed by Lewis Grabban.

51:05

Ben Pringle takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche. Lewis Grabban takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.

50:16

Foul by Ben Pringle on Will Haining, free kick awarded. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

48:50

Jason Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Chris McCready.

47:23

Assist by Gareth Evans.

47:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Jason Taylor - Rotherham 2 - 1 Morecambe Jason Taylor finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Rotherham 2-1 Morecambe.

47:20

Gareth Evans delivers the ball,

46:40

The offside flag is raised against Ben Pringle. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.

45:50

Jordan Burrow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Cresswell. Andy Warrington takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +5:05 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +3:25

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Roche.

45:00 +3:13

Centre by Dale Tonge, clearance made by Will Haining.

45:00 +2:00

A cross is delivered by Gareth Evans.

44:58

Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.

44:58 Booking

Booking Ryan Cresswell shown a yellow card.

44:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Redshaw by Ryan Cresswell.

42:04

Ryan Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Redshaw. Direct free kick taken by Garry Hunter.

41:23

Jack Redshaw is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Andy Warrington takes the indirect free kick.

40:17

Gareth Evans takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche. Corner taken by Ben Pringle from the left by-line, clearance by Andy Parrish. Corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle from the left by-line, clearance made by Garry Hunter.

38:38

Assist by Jack Redshaw.

38:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Burrow - Rotherham 1 - 1 Morecambe Jordan Burrow finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Rotherham 1-1 Morecambe.

37:44

Gareth Evans crosses the ball. Corner from the left by-line taken by Ben Pringle, clearance by Nile Cowperthwaite.

35:11

The ball is delivered by Gareth Evans, Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche. Corner taken by Ben Pringle, clearance by Gary McDonald. Corner taken by Ben Pringle from the right by-line, Lewis Grabban challenges Barry Roche unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.

34:13

Dale Tonge produces a cross, save by Barry Roche.

33:28

Jack Redshaw takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Mullins.

31:53

Danny Carlton delivers the ball, clearance by Ryan Cresswell. Inswinging corner taken by Garry Hunter, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Cresswell by Chris McCready. Free kick taken by Andy Warrington.

30:44

Corner taken by Ben Pringle from the right by-line, Ryan Cresswell produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

28:44

Alex Revell challenges Gary McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

26:55

Ben Pringle takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche. Ben Pringle decides to take the corner short. Ben Pringle crosses the ball, Andy Parrish makes a clearance. Corner taken by Ben Pringle from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Roche by Lewis Grabban. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

26:27

Corner taken by Ben Pringle from the right by-line, Barry Roche makes a save.

20:51

Dale Tonge provided the assist for the goal.

20:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Grabban - Rotherham 1 - 0 Morecambe Lewis Grabban grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rotherham 1-0 Morecambe.

19:07

Tom Newey is penalised for a handball. Nile Cowperthwaite takes the indirect free kick.

18:06

The ball is swung over by Ben Pringle, Will Haining makes a clearance.

17:04

Jason Taylor challenges Nile Cowperthwaite unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nile Cowperthwaite takes the free kick.

15:43

Jack Redshaw concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Mullins. Free kick taken by Andy Warrington.

14:05

Danny Schofield takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ben Pringle, Ryan Cresswell takes a shot. Will Haining manages to make a clearance.

13:57

A cross is delivered by Jack Redshaw, Andy Warrington makes a save.

13:25

Craig Curran takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Cresswell. Short corner worked by Jack Redshaw.

8:24

The referee blows for offside against Lewis Grabban. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

7:06

Effort on goal by Andy Parrish from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

6:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McDonald by Ryan Cresswell. Will Haining takes the direct free kick.

1:02

A cross is delivered by Tom Newey, Lewis Grabban produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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