MX23RW : Wednesday, December 12 19:29:19
May 12, 2018 at 12.30pm UK at ​Glanford Park
Attendance: 6,591
ScunthorpeScunthorpe United
2-2
RotherhamRotherham United
Ihiekwe (18' og.), McGeehan (88')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Taylor (17'), Newell (64')

Result: Scunthorpe United, Rotherham United share spoils in first leg of playoff tie

Scunthorpe United and Rotherham United play out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the first leg of their semi-final tie in the League One playoffs.

Scunthorpe United and Rotherham United have shared the spoils in the first leg of their semi-final tie in the League One playoffs, with a 2-2 draw being recorded at Glanford Park.

Rotherham twice led thanks to goals from Jon Taylor and Joe Newell, but an own goal from Michael Ihiekwe and a late Cameron McGeehan effort kept the home side in the tie.

Scunthorpe started the better of the two sides with Duane Holmes forcing an early save out of goalkeeper Marek Rodak, but it was Rotherham who opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Taylor latched on to Richie Towell's pass before finding the back of the net.

However, the home side were level within a minute as Ihiekwe diverted the ball into his own net when attempting to clear Holmes's effort which had gone over Rodak.

Chances were few and far between for the remainder of the first half although Scunthorpe did strike the cross bar after the ball was deflected onto the woodwork from a corner.

Soon after the restart, Rory McArdle had the chance to put Scunthorpe ahead after meeting Hakeeb Adelakun cross but the defender's header went too close to Rodak.

Rotherham had been second best but Paul Warne introduced Newell just after the hour mark and the change instantly paid off as the midfielder volleyed into the far corner of the net after latching on to an acrobatic flick-on from Towell.

Scunthorpe soon went back onto the offensive and it required a double save from Rodak to keep the Millers ahead with both Holmes and Ivan Toney being denied by the on-loan Fulham stopper.

Ryan Williams drilled a long-range effort marginally wide for Rotherham but Scunthorpe remained in the ascendancy and with a minute of normal time remaining, the hosts found the goal that their play deserved.

A long throw was delivered from the right and after a goalmouth scramble, McGeehan was on hand to force the ball home from close range to leave the second leg at the New York Stadium finely poised.

SCUNTHORPE UNITED (4-4-1-1): Gilks (Watson 62'); Clarke, McArdle, Wallace, Townsend; Adelakun (McGeehan 75'), Yates, Ojo, Morris; Holmes, Toney (Hopper 94')

ROTHERHAM UNITED (4-5-1): Rodak; Emmanuel, Ihiekwe, Wood, Mattock; Vaulks, Taylor (Newell 63'), Towell (Ajayi 72'), Palmer, R.Williams (Forde 96'); Smith

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