Tranmere Rovers 3 Rotherham United 2

Last updated : 02 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
Tranmere took their festive points haul to 10 but Rotherham made them fight all the way after being reduced to 10 men in the 29th minute.

Shaun Barker was harshly dismissed for his second yellow card.

Tranmere also finished with 10 men, although it was not until injury time that substitute Steve Davies also went with two yellow cards.

Barker had put Rotherham in front in the 14th minute with an excellent shot into the top corner following a Paul McLaren free-kick.

Tranmere's midfield star Danny Harrison was unlucky to hit a post in the 17th minute but the home side finally got level in first-half injury time with Chris Greenacre getting his 11th league goal of the campaign with an angled shot after his first effort was parried by Gary Montgomery.

Calvin Zola made it 2-1 on 54 minutes after United failed to clear a Simon Francis centre

Then Harrison made in 3-1 in the 61st minute with a good finish after Greenacre's centre had hit the bar.

But to their credit the Millers refused to lie down. They were unlucky not to get an own goal in the 75th minute when Gareth Roberts deflected the ball
into his own net but referee Andy Hall had already blown for an infringement.

But justice was done moments later as Tranmere keeper Dino Seremet turned aside a McLaren free-kick only for Will Hoskins to head in from the subsequent rebound.