Rotherham United Under 18s kept their hopes of advancing to the next round of the Youth Alliance Cup alive with a thrilling 4-3 victory away at Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday afternoon.
The Millers raced into a 3-0 half time lead through a McKenzie Paisley brace and a Reece Wilson goal right on half time.
The Trotters came roaring back in the second half and pulled it back to 3-2 before goalkeeper Bailey Hamilton was sent off with 20 minutes to go.
The deplted Millers had to sacrifice attacker George Giwa to bring on substitute ‘keeper Hayden Blow and the Trotters made it 3-3 in the latter stages.
There would prove to be one last twist in the contest however, with returning Cohen Lee – who had missed the majority of the campaign through injury – popping up with an injury-time winner to give the Millers all three points.
The results saw the Academy go level on points with the table-topping Trotters heading into their final group match agaisnt Notts County.
ACADEMY | Hamilton, Shepherd (Gordon 65’), Hibbard, Grove, Seisay, Roddis, Paisley, Abraham (Lee 75’), Wilson (Ayres 55’), Giwa (Blow 70’), Hatton.
UNUSED | Mare.