Coleman: Equaliser was legitimate

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Accrington boss John Coleman felt there was nothing wrong with his side's late equaliser which took their unbeaten run to five games in the 1-1 draw with Rotherham.

The Millers were disappointed Sean Hessey's quick free-kick seven minutes from time was allowed to stand with Conrad Logan still assembling the wall. Ryan Cresswell had headed Rotherham in front at the break before Hessey's controversial strike levelled matters.

Coleman said: "I don't think the referee determined which way the game went even if they were disappointed with the quick free-kick. Sean Hessey had asked to take it quickly and the ref said yes so Rotherham can have no complaints."

He added: "The ref had a difficult job with the wind but I felt we should have had three penalties.

"I think both teams went for it and could have won. I was pleased with our performance, we took the game to Rotherham and they scored with their only attempt on goal in the first half and that's disappointing."

Rotherham boss Andy Scott was disappointed with the late goal but still pleased with his side's show.

He said: "We have drawn the game because of a dubious decision but that's life, sometimes these things happen.

"There will be other decisions like that throughout the season, I am sure.

"We are disappointed but I am pleased with the performance. It's a new squad, still settling in and we have 17 points from eight games and that's a good return although I felt we could gave had a few more.

"We knew we could score from set-pieces against them and Ryan Cresswell has done well. And, once they scored, we could have grabbed it at the end but it's a difficult place to come."

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