2 - 0 then we %&$£ it up

Last updated : 06 November 2004 By Michael Morris

Blink and you could have missed two belters from Cardiff City. Blink again and you may have missed Rotherham's two goals. All crackers.

Joe Ledley breaking in from the left rifled one past Pollit into the far corner, 70 mins gone. Paul Parry's I thought was more spectacular, coming in from the right his rising shot hit the underside of the bar on it's way past the keeper. 2 - 0 up, 74 mins gone. It was not to be though.

Rotherham's first hit the bar then unluckily hit Warner on the back and trickled in. Unlucky yes but uneccessary also, Warners soft punch landed at the unmarked player on the edge of the box and with no defenders closing down allowed him to shoot. This was on 76 mins.

Rotherham were fired up then and ran at as like men possessed, their guy had a speculative effort at pace and it curled in from 25 yards out. 80 mins.

The last 20 mins were superb entertainment but we could have scored 5 or 6 during the game. At times we were literally falling over ourselves to score. Parry hit the bar in the first half, Kav put several shots within inches of the goal. Anything on target was at the keeper who saved under the bar from an O'Neil free kick.

Rotherham could have scored more also, we were indebted to a Williams clearance off the line and then after they had made it 2 - 2 Warner pulled of a cracking save to keep us in the game.

To find out on the way home about O'Neil being recalled was bad news.

At the final whistle there was disappointment that we did not win, also a touch of relief we did not lose. City I felt had the better chances and Lennie will be upset that we did not bring all three points home. Teams that progress do not lose two goal leads.

Still Rotherham are now 18 games without a win, we've only lost one in 11. Next it's Portsmouth in the Cup before a daunting looking trip to Reading next Saturday. The Biscuitmen are in 3rd place and a team in form.