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Frustrating day admits Adam

16 March 2014

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Stopper Adam Collin admitted his Millers side endured a largely frustrating afternoon as they needed a last-gasp strike against play-off rivals Walsall to preserve their 12-match unbeaten run.

The Millers looked to be heading for their first defeat since New Year's Day following Milan Lalkovic's first-half effort for the Saddlers but Nicky Adams came off the bench to fire a well-taken equaliser in the dying seconds and earn Steve Evans' men a precious point in their fight for promotion. 

Speaking to after the game, Collin acknowledged his side claimed a share of the spoils despite struggling to find their rhythm for large parts of the NYS encounter.

"Walsall made it very tough for us, so we are happy to come away with a point and keep our unbeaten run going," he said.

"They were all about hard work and effort and sometimes you have to say well done to the opposition. They had one shot on goal in the first half and scored it. 

"We had a lot of chances in the second half and it looked like one of those days for us when we wouldn't score, but we were delighted to get the equaliser."

Despite super-sub Adams naturally grabbing the headlines for his late strike, the Millers also had the ex-Carlisle stopper to thank for keeping them in the clash as his point-blank save from Romaine Sawyers prevented the Midlands side claiming a decisive second goal with just 20 minutes remaining.

With the game taking a dramatic twist moments later when Walsall full-back Ben Purkiss saw red for a second bookable offence, the home side laid siege to the visitors' goal paving the way for the ex-Crawley winger's first goal for the Millers.

When asked about his vital save which led to the dramatic finish, Collin admitted the moment was a do or die situation for his side.

"I was a bit wary of coming out as he was coming at me from a tight angle." he added.

"I did not want to slide in as I would have given a penalty away so I just stood up tall and tried to make myself as big as possible and fortunately I managed to keep the ball out."

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