Rotherham United full-time: Oldham 0 Millers 2

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Rotherham United stretched their unbeaten league run to 11 matches after securing a comfortable 2-0 victory at Oldham Athletic tonight.

Goals either side of half-time from Mark Bradley and Lee Frecklington clinched the Millers 11th away win of the campaign.

The result keeps Rotherham fifth in League One.

Millers manager Steve Evans made two changes to his starting line-up. Kari Arnason, available for selection again after missing last Tuesday’s goalless draw at Colchester United due to being on international duty with Iceland, gets the nod at centre-back.

Bradley also replaced Newcastle United loanee Haris Vuckic.

Claude Davis, fit-again after shaking off a knee injury, has to settle for a place on the substitutes bench.

Arnason came close to giving the Millers an early lead but he headed Ben Pringle’s corner narrowly wide.

Pringle was at the heart of Rotherham’s best attacking moves. First Arnason and then Kieran Agard missed the target after meeting the winger’s crosses with headers.

But the Millers did not have it all their own way and Adam Collin had to be alert to keep out a clever back-heel by Adam Lockwood.

Rotherham opened the scoring in the 25th minute when Bradley fired in from close range after Richard Smallwood’s shot from the edge of the penalty area was only parried by Matt Oxley.

The visitors nearly doubled their lead through Alex Revell, who struck the post after reaching Pringle’s centre. Ultimately, the loose ball was scrambled clear off the line.

Just after the half hour mark, Agard spurned a glorious opportunity to make it 2-0 when he some how failed to convert Pringle’s fine cross.

Oxley then turned away a dangerous free-kick by James Tavernier while Collin superbly thwarted Charlie MacDonald with his feet at the other end.

Collin, on the stroke of half-time, parried Gary Hawkins speculative drive and was fortunate MacDonald, from an acute angle, blazed over the follow up.

Oldham switched to a 4-1-3-2 formation after the break and were first to threaten through Rhys Turner, who headed James Wesolowski’s right-wing cross straight at Collin.

But Rotherham stretched their advantage in the 64th minute when Frecklington collected the ball in the middle of the park and burst forward before drilling in an unstoppable 20-yard shot.

Collin produced a fine stop to foil Oldham substitute Danny Philliskirk after he had been neatly found by MacDonald.

Oldham Athletic: Oxley, Mellor, Lockwood Wilson Grounds; Kissock, Wesolowski, Smith, Harkins; MacDonald, Turner. Subs: Brown, Dunfield, Winchester, Millar, Philliskirk, Rachubka, Byrnes.

Rotherham United: Collin; Bradley, Arnason, Morgan, Skarz; Tavernier, Frecklington, Smallwood, Pringle; Revell, Agard. Substitutes: Shearer, Davis, O’Connor, Addison, Vuckic, Hitchcock, Adams.

Referee: Darren Bond (Lancs)