ACCRINGTON missed an 89th minute penalty yesterday, after a Rotherham fan had booted the ball away from the spot.
Harry Pell was lining as much as take the spot kick for Stanley, who trailed 1-0 within the closing phases.
As he did so, nevertheless, a younger Rotherham supporter ran onto the sphere of play.
Earlier than he may very well be apprehended, he booted the ball away from the spot, earlier than showing to goad and make contact with Pell.
The Accrington midfielder was livid and initially chased after the fan earlier than being held again.
Finally the supporter was caught by a Rotherham star and faraway from the sphere of play, earlier than Pell was lastly capable of take the penalty.
His spot kick was tame, nevertheless, and comfortably saved by Millers stopper Josh Vickers.
Ten-man Rotherham went on to win the match 1-0, extending their lead on the high of the desk to 6 factors within the course of.
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After the sport, a membership assertion learn: “We’re embarrassed to as soon as once more be commenting on the behaviour of some followers, who completely don’t characterize the bulk or what we stand for as a membership.”
Rotherham confirmed that two followers had been banned because of their behaviour at yesterday’s match.
Accrington boss John Coleman stated: “It’s a kind of conditions the place Pelly is determined to take it as a result of he has been assaulted as effectively.
“Was it the proper factor to do? It’s simple to be smart after the occasion. He hasn’t meant to overlook the penalty.
“I really feel bodily sick. I’m beat and I’ve nothing extra to supply. I can’t struggle again. I can’t criticise. I’m pleased with how the gamers performed at this time.”
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