Stevenage boss Gary Smith was pleased with his side's FA Cup fightback against Rotherham in a 3-2 defeat at New York Stadium.
The Millers grabbed a first half advantage with a goal after half an hour from Mark Bradley. And two in two minutes from Lee Frecklington put them firmly in the driving seat before the visitors hit back almost immediately with a 30 yard effort from James Dunne.
Filipe Morais grabbed a second for Stevenage after 72 minutes but Rotherham held out for a deserved victory.
"Rotherham were the better side in the first half and deserved their lead but we were certainly the better side in the second half," he said.
"Their goals were scored against the run of play. The second one was avoidable and we created enough chances that should have given us the opportunity to be in the hat.
"The best chance of the game fell to Marcus Haber and he should have done better. He was six or seven yards out the goal at his mercy and he fails to hit the rigging."