28/04/2018 3:00 pm
Referee: D Handley
|Plymouth Argyle||Rotherham United|
|Grant (56), Carey (pen0 (90+1)||Towell (33)|
|Sarcevic (Ainsworth)||Forde (Taylor)|
The game at Home Park yesterday was a two-one win for the hosts but, for Millers fans, will probably be more remembered for two disallowed goals and a dubious penalty.
Rotherham had a goal disallowed in each half – the first when David Ball, to be fair, probably was off-side but the second was as Warney says ‘a nasal hair poking past the last opposition defender’.
The penalty in time added on. Always dangerous for a defender to slide into a tackle in the penalty area, I would think nine times out of ten a penalty will be given. I think if the ref had had VAR he might have thought about his decision again and not given anything.
But, that’s football isn’t it – swings and roundabouts and bloomin’ officials.
All in all the Millers had enough chances to get at least a point, if not all three. And, it doesn’t really matter as we are already in the play-offs. But you want to go into those play-offs, against whoever your opponent is, on the back of a good run. And we really shouldn’t be going one-up away from home and not getting something from the game.
Rotherham’s final game of the season, before the play-offs, is a home game when Blackpool are the visitors to the New York Stadium. We should get something, we’re at home and flying high – but with nothing to play for Blackpool are on a run of five games without defeat so Saturday might not be as easy as we think.