Doncaster vs Rotherham
Sky Bet League One
12:30pm Saturday 7th September
The Keepmoat Stadium
Ben Whiteman’s late penalty secured a thrilling victory in the South Yorkshire derby for Doncaster since they came from behind to overcome Rotherham 2-1 in the Keepmoat Stadium.
The Millers had been shipped by on-loan Jake Hastie to the break a goal up but veteran James Coppinger equalised until skipper Whiteman struck from 12 yards two minutes from time as the game turned on its mind.
After a cagey opening, littered with fouls, Millers defender Michael Ihiekwe narrowly headed Ben Wiles’ corner wide, but they had been after 37 minutes.
Kazaiah Sterling gave away some foul on Wiles 25 metres from goal and on-loan Hastie whipped at a that spanned over everyone and overcome the unsighted Ian Lawlor.
Just Alfie May’s cross was led by former Miller Jon Taylor before Ben Sheaf’s volley from just outside the box was saved by Lewis Price.
This bout of pressure resulted in this 66th-minute equaliser, using sub Niall Ennis’ work by the byline resulting in a cross that was met with initially by Coppinger, that placed enough on his chance to conquer Price.
With all the Rotherham keeper additionally saving from Reece James taylor then analyzed Price from space.
Ennis attracted another save from Cost ahead of the sub won.
Whiteman confidently sent the way from the place as the rights rights were claimed by Doncaster to Price.