Date: 28th March 2010 at 2:52pm
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It seemed like the Millers had secured a priceless point in their hunt for promotion but they conceded in the 91st minute to a strike by Luke Rodgers.

‘It was cruel there is no doubt about that,’ admitted Ronnie after the game.

‘I didn’t really see it coming to be honest. For the first 15 minutes we were at sixes and sevens, the two front lads caused us one or two problems, but after that I think that we more than matched them.’

There was controversy in the second half when the Millers had a goal disallowed when Marcus Marshall netted, only for the linesman to flag for offside against Adam Le Fondre.

‘The linesman has said that Alf has tapped it in but how he has seen that I don’t know because he was nowhere near it,’ added Ronnie.

‘What a crucial decision to make. Alfie has sworn blind to me that he hasn’t touched it and then in the end we have been done with a long punt down the middle from the ‘keeper and we didn’t deal with the second ball.

‘Football is cruel. Today was a massive game for us but I have nothing but praise for the lads they have given their all.We have come to a really difficult place and more than held our own.’