ROTHERHAM UNITED chalked up a goalless draw at mid-table Gillingham tonight.
It was a hard earned point after an undistinguished game in Kent but three would have been better for a side lurking outside the play off group.
Shaun Harrad had been in the thick of things at both ends of the field as Rotherham tried to impose themselves on early play.
Millers defender Johnny Mullins picked up a booking on 32 minutes after an unfair challenge on Chris Whelpdale.
Four minutes later he was followed in the book by Lewis Grabban
While The Gills had more shots on goal, it was fair that Rotherham went in the dressing room on equal terms, although the 57 visiting fans would have liked to have seen more quality efforts on Argentine goalie Paulo Gazzanigas.
Rhys Taylor, meanwhile, had made two excellent saves in that first half.
Andy Scott brought on Paul Warne as substitute for Harrad, 11 minutes into the second half.
Both sides were having plenty of corners but the final touch was missing.
Midfielder Sam Wood briefly threatened the home goal as the match wore on.
Rotherham plodded on, but there was no breakthrough from either side.
Att: 3,248 .
GILLINGHAM; Gazzaninga; Evans, King, Essam, Jackman; Whelpdale, Weston, Payne, Tomlin; Kuffour, Kedwell. Subs: Richards, Martin, Montrose, Hawkes, Lee.
ROTHERHAM UTD: R Taylor; Bradley, Raynes, Mullins, Griffiths; Grabban, Harrison, J Taylor, Wood; Revell, Harrad. Subs: Warrington, Tonge, Cresswell, Pringle, Warne.
Referee: Andy Woolmer (Northants).
*Don’t miss Les Payne’s analysis in Wednesday’s Star.