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Rotherham United 2-2 Colchester United

Elliot Lee's headed goal in injury time earned Colchester a point against Rotherham in controversial circumstances.

Marcus Bean gave the visitors the lead with an early header but the Millers levelled moments later when Matt Tubbs fired in Ben Pringle's cross.

Kieran Agard converted in a crowded penalty area to put Rotherham in front.

Deep into added time Lee's header was deemed to have crossed the line by the assistant referee.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham boss Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

Steve Evans

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Post-match: Rotherham boss Steve Evans

"I'm as down as I've ever been. I know there's a minimum of four minutes (of time added on) but they've scored in the fifth.

"We've had enough chances to win the game.

"We've battered them, we've absolutely battered them from start to finish. We've got a tendency to make an error and that's killing us."

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

Joe Dunne

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Post-match: Colchester boss Dunne

"We didn't play well. We couldn't deal with the long ball threat of Rotherham. I lost my rag at half-time.

"The first half was the worst we've played all season. We were beaten up, were were second. We looked like an under-14s team playing against a real seasoned men's team."

"I got a response second half. They kept going and kept going and kept going. A young team, again we finished with teenagers on the pitch. Great character.

"Not playing well and getting a point here is a very good result. Sometimes these are as good as wins. We'll take the point, and we'll go home happy."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 14BradleyBooked at 37mins
  • 3Skarz
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forMilsomat 90'minutes
  • 6Mills
  • 4Arnason
  • 22Agard
  • 8Frecklington
  • 16TubbsBooked at 81minsSubstituted forEavesat 87'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 18PringleSubstituted forBrindleyat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Brindley
  • 15Milsom
  • 17Nardiello
  • 23Tidser
  • 25Eaves
  • 31Rowe

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 20B Wilson
  • 27GarbuttBooked at 49mins
  • 15BeanSubstituted forSzmodicsat 83'minutes
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 39BolgerBooked at 86mins
  • 16MonakanaSubstituted forBonneat 52'minutes
  • 6EastmondSubstituted forBondat 59'minutes
  • 9Morrison
  • 38LeeBooked at 90mins
  • 22Gilbey

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 3Dickson
  • 14Bond
  • 18Eastman
  • 25Vose
  • 40Szmodics
  • 41Bonne
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
7,096

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 2, Colchester United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 2, Colchester United 2.

Booking

Elliot Lee (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 2, Colchester United 2. Elliot Lee (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Lee Frecklington.

Attempt missed. Andrew Bond (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Richard Brindley replaces Ben Pringle.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Robert Milsom replaces Michael O'Connor.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).

Elliot Lee (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Tom Eaves replaces Matt Tubbs.

Booking

Cian Bolger (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Marcus Bean.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).

Andrew Bond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Colchester United).

Foul by Pablo Mills (Rotherham United).

Clinton Morrison (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

Foul by Mark Bradley (Rotherham United).

Luke Garbutt (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Clinton Morrison (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Mark Bradley (Rotherham United).

Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Andrew Bond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

Andrew Bond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left.

Foul by Kieran Agard (Rotherham United).

Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1512212438
2Wolves1411211935
3Peterborough1510231332
4Preston15762727
5Brentford15834327
6Bradford156541023
7Swindon15726923
8MK Dons15645422
9Walsall15645222
10Rotherham15564-121
11Coventry159331220
12Port Vale15627-320
13Crawley14545-219
14Colchester15384-517
15Shrewsbury15375-116
16Oldham15438-415
17Gillingham15438-615
18Carlisle14437-1215
19Stevenage15429-814
20Tranmere15348-1413
21Crewe15348-1913
22Sheff Utd15339-1012
23Bristol City14176-610
24Notts County153111-1210
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