Rotherham moved back into the League Two play-off places as they eased to victory at Torquay.

Gulls goalkeeper Michael Poke made a mistake as Lee Frecklington's long-range effort went in.

Alex Revell doubled the advantage as he outpaced Aaron Downes to a through ball and slotted it past Poke.

Billy Bodin converted a last-minute penalty for Torquay before Kayode Odejayi capitalised on slack defending for Rotherham's stoppage-time winner.

The match was the fourth in a row that Torquay have played without manager Martin Ling.

The 46-year-old has been suffering from a mystery illness since last month.

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Rotherham United manager Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Well, it was a hard fought win. The pitch was never conducive to good football and as you can see it's not the best in the league.

"You have to come here and work hard.

"We didn't play well in the first half and the penalty, I think we were unfortunate to have that given against us. It was a good win for us."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Torquay

  • 01 Poke
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Downes Booked
  • 05 Saah
  • 12 Leadbitter
  • 06 Lathrope
  • 07 Mansell
  • 15 Bodin
  • 20 Craig (Benyon - 46' )
  • 08 Jarvis
  • 23 Yeoman (Macklin - 65' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 21 Cruise
  • 18 Easton
  • 19 Stevens
  • 14 Macklin
  • 26 Benyon

Rotherham

  • 21 Warrington
  • 03 Davis Booked
  • 06 Mullins
  • 33 Ridehalgh
  • 04 Arnason
  • 14 Bradley
  • 27 Frecklington
  • 35 Kearns
  • 09 Revell (Slew - 74' )
  • 17 Nardiello (Odejayi - 67' )
  • 22 Agard (Cameron - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Thompson
  • 02 Tonge
  • 15 Pringle
  • 31 Cameron
  • 36 Rowe
  • 08 Slew
  • 16 Odejayi
Ref: Malone
Att: 1,178

Match Stats

Shots

13 8

On target

5 4

Corners

4 6

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:28 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:18

The ball is crossed by Lee Mansell, Shot from just outside the box by Elliot Benyon misses to the right of the target.

90:00 +2:50

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Save by Andy Warrington.

90:00 +1:05

Courtney Cameron provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +1:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Kayode Odejayi - Torquay 1 - 3 Rotherham Kayode Odejayi fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Torquay 1-3 Rotherham.

90:00 +0:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Bodin - Torquay 1 - 2 Rotherham Placed penalty scored by Billy Bodin. Torquay 1-2 Rotherham.

88:54

Mark Bradley gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Billy Bodin.

86:54

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Courtney Cameron from the right by-line, save by Michael Poke. Effort on goal by Lee Frecklington from 18 yards. Clearance by Damon Lathrope. Foul by Mark Bradley on Elliot Benyon, free kick awarded. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.

85:28

Corner taken by Daniel Kearns, Daniel Leadbitter makes a clearance.

83:59

The ball is delivered by Ryan Jarvis, clearance made by Johnny Mullins.

83:17

Daniel Leadbitter fouled by Kari Arnason, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Poke.

80:22

Direct free kick taken by Liam Ridehalgh.

80:22 Booking

Booking Booking for Lloyd Macklin.

79:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Kearns by Lloyd Macklin.

78:47 Substitution

Substitution Courtney Cameron replaces Kieran Agard.

77:23

Jordan Slew gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Leadbitter. Free kick taken by Michael Poke.

76:36 Booking

Booking Aaron Downes is cautioned.

75:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Bodin by Mark Bradley. Billy Bodin takes the direct free kick.

73:36 Substitution

Substitution (Rotherham) makes a substitution, with Jordan Slew coming on for Alex Revell.

72:52

Lee Frecklington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell. Lee Mansell restarts play with the free kick.

69:04

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Lee Frecklington misses to the right of the target.

68:15

Centre by Billy Bodin.

66:29 Substitution

Substitution Kayode Odejayi on for Daniel Nardiello.

65:08

Effort from 6 yards by Lloyd Macklin. Save by Andy Warrington.

64:31 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Yeoman goes off and Lloyd Macklin comes on.

63:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Yeoman by Liam Ridehalgh. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Leadbitter.

63:10

Shot from outside the box by Kari Arnason misses to the left of the goal.

60:09

Elliot Benyon challenges Claude Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Ridehalgh takes the free kick.

58:07

Assist on the goal came from Liam Ridehalgh.

58:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Alex Revell - Torquay 0 - 2 Rotherham Alex Revell gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 0-2 Rotherham.

57:15

Damon Lathrope gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Frecklington. Liam Ridehalgh takes the free kick.

54:13

Effort from outside the penalty area by Billy Bodin goes wide left of the goal.

53:51

Ashley Yeoman sends in a cross, clearance by Lee Frecklington.

51:07

Effort from outside the penalty box by Ryan Jarvis goes wide right of the goal.

49:04

Elliot Benyon concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Bradley. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Kearns.

48:32

The ball is sent over by Daniel Nardiello, Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Daniel Kearns.

47:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell by Kieran Agard. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

45:09

Assist by Daniel Kearns.

45:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Frecklington - Torquay 0 - 1 Rotherham Lee Frecklington gets on the score sheet with a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 0-1 Rotherham.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Elliot Benyon comes on in place of Nathan Craig.

45:00 +6:23 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +6:02

Shot by Nathan Craig missed to the right of the net.

45:00 +5:24

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, Mark Bradley manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +4:12

The ball is crossed by Daniel Kearns.

45:00 +3:26

Kieran Agard takes a shot. Save made by Michael Poke.

45:00 +2:51

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Save by Andy Warrington.

45:00 +1:58

Damon Lathrope gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kari Arnason. Daniel Kearns takes the free kick.

41:57

Ashley Yeoman has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

40:26

Ryan Jarvis is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Warrington.

39:22

Shot by Kevin Nicholson from outside the box goes over the target.

38:28

Damon Lathrope takes the free kick.

38:28 Booking

Booking Claude Davis receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

38:14

Claude Davis is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

37:13

Centre by Ryan Jarvis. A cross is delivered by Nathan Craig.

33:25

Nathan Craig takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

33:07

Damon Lathrope sends in a cross, Johnny Mullins makes a clearance.

32:23

The ball is swung over by Kevin Nicholson.

30:18

Lee Mansell has a volleyed shot. Save made by Andy Warrington.

29:50

A cross is delivered by Ashley Yeoman.

29:11

Kari Arnason fouled by Ryan Jarvis, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Bradley takes the direct free kick.

28:28

The ball is sent over by Lee Frecklington.

22:00

A cross is delivered by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by Mark Bradley.

21:30

Lee Frecklington fouled by Damon Lathrope, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Frecklington takes the direct free kick.

19:41

Kevin Nicholson takes a shot. Kieran Agard gets a block in. Kevin Nicholson takes a outswinging corner. Inswinging corner taken by Nathan Craig from the right by-line, Alex Revell makes a clearance.

18:27

Alex Revell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Brian Saah takes the free kick.

17:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Nardiello on Damon Lathrope. Aaron Downes takes the free kick.

16:19

Corner taken left-footed by Nathan Craig, clearance made by Kari Arnason.

16:02

Ashley Yeoman delivers the ball.

14:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Frecklington by Nathan Craig. Daniel Kearns takes the direct free kick.

12:56

Daniel Kearns takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Damon Lathrope. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Daniel Kearns, Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance.

12:13

Johnny Mullins fouled by Daniel Leadbitter, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Warrington takes the direct free kick.

11:01

Kari Arnason produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

9:41

Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball. Effort on goal by Billy Bodin from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

8:25

Mark Bradley challenges Ryan Jarvis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.

4:46

Daniel Kearns takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Ryan Jarvis.

4:06

Damon Lathrope produces a cross.

3:33

Nathan Craig sends in a cross.

1:13

Foul by Lee Mansell on Kari Arnason, free kick awarded. Andy Warrington takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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