Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Rotherham United 1.
Ben Whiteman's late penalty secured a thrilling victory for Doncaster in the South Yorkshire derby as they came from behind to beat Rotherham 2-1 at the Keepmoat Stadium.
On-loan Jake Hastie had sent the Millers into the break a goal up but veteran James Coppinger equalised before skipper Whiteman struck from 12 yards two minutes from time as Darren Moore's men turned the match on its head.
After a cagey opening littered with niggly fouls, Millers defender Michael Ihiekwe narrowly headed Ben Wiles' corner wide, but they were ahead after 37 minutes.
Kazaiah Sterling gave away a silly foul on Wiles 25 yards from goal and on-loan Hastie whipped in a left-footed free-kick that sailed over everyone and beat the unsighted Ian Lawlor in the Rovers goal.
Just after the break former Miller Jon Taylor headed Alfie May's cross over before Ben Sheaf's volley from just outside the box was brilliantly saved by Lewis Price.
This spell of pressure led to the 66th-minute equaliser, with sub Niall Ennis' great work by the byline resulting in a cross that was met first time by Coppinger, who put enough on his shot to beat Price.
Taylor then tested Price from distance, with the Rotherham keeper also saving low from Reece James.
Ennis brought another save out of Price before the on-loan sub won the penalty that secured the three points after he was hauled to the ground by Ihiekwe.
Whiteman confidently sent Price the wrong way from the spot as Doncaster claimed the bragging rights.
Report supplied by PA Media
- 4AndersonBooked at 45mins
- 10TaylorSubstituted forBlairat 81'minutes
- 19MaySubstituted forSadlierat 61'minutes
- 14SterlingSubstituted forEnnisat 45'minutes
- 22OlosundeBooked at 57mins
- 6WoodBooked at 43mins
- 4MacDonaldSubstituted forCrooksat 69'minutes
- 23HastieSubstituted forMattockat 76'minutes
- 14MorrisSubstituted forSmithat 80'minutes
- Martin Coy
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Rotherham United 1.
Attempt blocked. Jamie Lindsay (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Wood.
Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).
Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jamie Lindsay (Rotherham United).
Attempt missed. Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Mattock with a cross.
Foul by Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers).
Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Rotherham United 1. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Penalty Doncaster Rovers. Niall Ennis draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) after a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt missed. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Niall Ennis following a corner.
Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Lewis Price.
Attempt saved. Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Benjamin Whiteman.
Attempt saved. Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Sadlier.
Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Matty Blair replaces Jon Taylor.
Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael Smith replaces Carlton Morris.