Ellison would repeat Rotherham celebration

Morecambe's goal scorers against Rotherham, Kevin Ellison and Robbie Threlfall.
Morecambe's goal scorers against Rotherham, Kevin Ellison and Robbie Threlfall.
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Morecambe match-winner Kevin Ellison has no regrets about his celebration that prompted anger from Rotherham fans on Saturday.

The wide man headed home the Shrimps’ winner in the last minute to inflict a 2-1 defeat on his promotion-chasing former club and ran towards the visiting supporters with some of them entering the pitch to try and confront him.

But Ellison admitted he would do it again given the chance.

He said: “I think the Rotherham fans enjoyed me when I was there and I did similar celebrations for them like one at Bradford which obviously the Bradford crowd didn’t like.

“They always give you a bit of banter and sing things and try and upset you but I got a 90th-minute winner and I think my little celebration did nobody any harm.

“I enjoyed my moment and if you’re asking me if I’d do the same again if I scored the winner against my former club, I’d say yes.”

On Friday night, Ellison will be hoping to help the Shrimps end a winless Football League run Accrington that sees Jim Bentley’s side without a win in 11 matches between the Lancashire rivals.

Ellison knows that it will be tougher than ever to break the hoodoo with relegation-threatened Stanley desperate for the three points.

He said: “When I joined the club the Accrington game was brought up and the gaffer was keen to get one over on them because he wanted to put the hoodoo right.

“He was new to the club when I signed and he wanted to change things here and one of them was beating Accrington.

“They’re down there, they’re fighting for their lives so it’s going to be a difficult game.

“It’s a derby, there’s going to be a big crowd and we’ll get a few fans going.

“There’s no pressure on us it’s all on them but we’ll still be doing our upmost to get the three points to help us finish as high as we can up the table.”