Le Fondre at the double in Millers comeback

ADAM Le Fondre scored twice as Rotherham United came back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw in their final away game at Aldershot Town this afternoon.

 

Trailing 2-0 after only 11 minutes, the back-to-form striker notched his 23rd and 24th goals of the season to earn a well-deserved point.

 

Aldershot went ahead after five minutes when centre-half Anthony Charles steered the ball in off a post from an Anthony Straker cross.

 

Poor defending led to the second six minutes later. Nick Fenton, tight to the touchline, was short with his back pass to Jamie Annerson. Danny Hylton nipped in and rounded the goalkeeper before squaring for Peter Vincenti to stroke in.

 

It wasn’t until they were two down that the Millers started playing and Adam Le Fondre pulled one back just after the half-hour mark when he latched onto a ball over the top from Fenton and cut in from the left to squeeze the ball in from a tight angle.

 

Le Fondre was unlucky not to score again in the opening stages of the second half when his angled drive was turned around a post at full stretch by Jamie Young but he was on target to pull the Millers level minutes later, seizing on big clearance from Annerson to lob the ball over the advancing goalkeeper and earn a share of the spoils.

 

Aldershot: Young, Herd, Gutteridge, Jones, Charles, Straker, Hylton, Fortune (Sills 69), McGlashan (Mekki 84), Halls, Vicenti.

Millers: Annerson, Tonge, Newey (Green 52), Cresswell, Fenton, Henderson (Marshall 66), J. Taylor, Harrison, Bradley, Pope, Le Fondre.

Referee: Karl Evans (Lancs)

Attendance: 2,107 (152 away supporters)