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Monday, February 22, 2010

Big Match Review - Rotherham 1 Torquay 1

League Two
Rotherham United 1-1 Torquay United
Friday February 19, Don Valley Stadium, (Att: 3,339)

Elliot Benyon's goal five minutes from time rescued a point for struggling Torquay and put a dent in Rotherham's promotion hopes.

Paul Buckle's visitors actually began the stronger of the two sides and could have taken the lead when Mark Ellis's header forced Andy Warrington into a diving save.

The Millers responded, and Adam Le Fondre was unfortunate not to find the back of the net when his curled effort came back off the upright with Scott Bevan beaten.

However, the South Yorkshire team did take the lead not long after, Danny Harrison popping up at the back post to steer Nicky Laws's cross into the net.

They could have extended their advantage in the second half, but Le Fondre could only scoop an effort over the bar when through on Bevan's goal.

And they were made to pay for that missed opportunity when Chris Robertson's long throw caused panic in the box and Benyon bundled the ball in from close range.

There was still time for Gary Roberts to earn a second booking that saw him sent off in stoppage time to compound Ronnie Moore's team's woes.

However, for the away side, a valuable point to take back to Devon in their fight against relegation from the Football League.

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