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Evans elated with Miller's performance

24 October 2012

Rotherham manager Steve Evans was pleased with what he saw as he watched his side come back from a goal behind to secure a 2-1 victory over Morecambe at the New York Stadium.

The visitors took the lead after 29 minutes with virtually their first attack. Jack Redman raced through Rotherham's defence to set up former Millers player Kevin Ellison.

Rotherham's fightback began when Kari Arnason's 64th-minute cross took a wicked deflection to set up the first goal, before Bob Harris picked out Nardiello just a minute later to slam his second.

"An excellent performance from start to finish" was how Evans summed up the match.

"When we were a goal down at half time, I felt for the players, " said Evans. "But you have to be quite strict with them and get them going again for the second half. I think a fair reflection would have been 3-1 at half time. But there are going to be games like this and then it's not about ability, it's about what's In your heart.

"We got a little bit of luck with the first goal, but I am a bit bemused why we didn't get either of the two penalties and we also missed a few chances, so it could have been much more comfortable.

"I regard Morecambe as a good side with a good manager and good players, but I have never doubted the character we have in our dressing room. I think we played some absolutely outstanding football tonight and Jim Bentley said afterwards that our victory was thoroughly deserved and I think it was.

"It was a 2-1 victory that could have been more but we would have taken 1-0 with a 90th-minute winner," Evans added.

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley admitted that his team were "pummelled" by Rotherham after the break.

"We are always disappointed with any defeat..But they are a good side and they put us under a lot of pressure .Rightly so, they are one of the favourites to win the league."

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