Rotherham manager Steve Evans admitted he was a relieved man after his team got back to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon, and insisted his side had so much possession the game would have been stopped had it been a boxing match.

Despite dominating from start to finish, the promotion-chasing Millers left it until the 76th minute to get the only goal of the game - ending a three-match winless sequence. Lionel Ainsworth's left-wing corner was flicked on at the near post by Kari Arnason and Alex Revell arrived late to head home.

"We have watched game after game here where if it had been a boxing match the towel would have been thrown in because we had so much possession," Evans said.

"We said to the players at half-time if we ended up drawing 0-0 to keep passing it, moving it and using our width, and we would live with it, but we got the three points in the end.

"We had a break from action last week and I think we needed that. We've used the time to freshen everyone up and this is a fully-fresh squad now for the remaining seven games.

"Our energy levels all over the pitch were fantastic and all our players made a fantastic contribution, but if anyone deserves a goal for his efforts over the last few weeks it's Alex Revell."

Dons boss Neal Ardley admitted his resurgent team did not do enough to win the game but felt they deserved to get something out of it as they fell to only their second defeat in six outings.

"This is a tough place to come and we thought we had got through the worst of it. We knew what Rotherham would do and how good they would be at it, but it was a catalogue of little things that led to the only goal," Ardley said.

"We talked about it on Thursday and again at half-time, so it is disappointing and all the hard work and all the effort we put in to get through to that stage went out the window.

"It was down to a bit of group thinking. We dropped too deep, gave away a corner and then two players lost their markers and you cannot do that."