Doncaster vs Rotherham
Sky Bet League One
12:30pm Saturday 7th September
The Keepmoat Stadium
Ben Whiteman’s late penalty secured a thrilling victory from the South Yorkshire derby for Doncaster as they came from behind to overcome Rotherham 2-1 in the Keepmoat Stadium.
On-loan Jake Hastie had shipped the Millers to the break a goal up since the game turned on its mind earlier skipper Whiteman struck from 12 metres two minutes from time, but veteran James Coppinger equalised.
After a cagey opening, littered with niggly fouls, Millers defender Michael Ihiekwe narrowly headed Ben Wiles’ corner wide, but they had been after 37 minutes.
Kazaiah Sterling gave away some silly foul on Wiles 25 yards from goal and on-loan Hastie whipped in a left-footed free-kick that sailed over everyone and conquer the unsighted Ian Lawlor from the Rovers goal.
Only after the break, former Miller Jon Taylor headed the cross of Alfie May over before Ben Sheaf’s volley from just outside the box was saved by Lewis Price.
This spell of pressure led with sub Niall Ennis’ great work by the byline leading to a cross which was met first time by Coppinger, who put enough on his shot to beat on Price.
Taylor analyzed Price from distance, together using all the Rotherham keeper additionally conserving from Reece James.
Ennis attracted ahead of the sub won the penalty that secured the three points after that he had been hauled into the ground by 28, another save from Price.
Whiteman confidently sent Price the way from the place as Doncaster maintained the rights rights.