Torquay 3-1 Rotherham United FT

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ROTHERHAM United chalked up a fine win thanks to a dominating second half display at Torquay United tonight.

Steve Evans men have now won six of 14 away games in the division.

The Millers, who started off the evening two places outside the League Two Play Off pack, succeeded in bouncing back from defeat at Burton.

At Plainmoor, this evening, they had David Noble and Michael O’Connor suspended, Lee Frecklington starting.

Daniel Nardiello passed a fitness test to take part.

United had their fair share of the play in the first half.

Kari Arnason shot just wide of goal on 11 minutes.

Lee Mansell’s volleyed effort forced a saved at the other end from Andy Warrington.

But it was largely frustrating first half for both teams and Claude Davis got into trouble on 37 minutes when he was booked for unsporting behaviour.

But the Millers found the net on 46 minutes, Frecklington getting on the scoreboard.

It was a cracker too, the Lincoln born midfielder scoring from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal.

Then it was 2-0, courtesy of 29-year-old striker Alex Revell, on 59 minutes, following approach work from Liam Ridehalgh.

Arnason and Frecklington could have added to the home side’s discomfort as the visitors piled on the pressure.

Torquay were without suspended top-scorer Rene Howe and the Millers seemed to be containing the home attack competently.

Then two goals in a dramatic injury time session: Billy Bodin, a penalty for Torquay (after a foul by Mark Bradley) which was then cancelled out by substitute Kayode Odejayi’s insurance goal

TORQUAY UTD: Poke, Leadbitter, Downes, Saah, Nicholson; Mansell, Lathrope; Craig, Yeoman, Bodin; Jarvis. Subs: Rice, Macklin, MacDonald, Easton, Stevens, Cruise, Benyon.

ROTHERHAM UTD: Warrington; Bradley, Davis, Mullins, Ridehalgh; Agard, Frecklington, Arnason, Kearns; Nardiello, Revell. Subs: Tonge, Pringle, Cameron, Odejayi, Slew, Rowe, Thompson.

Referee: Brendan Malone (Wiltshire.)

Att: 1,178.

Read Les Payne’s assessment in Wednesday’s Star.