Steve Evans salutes Millers fans at Aldershot
Steve Evans salutes Millers fans at Aldershot

MILLERS boss Steve Evans was back on the touchline today after his ban and took less than a minute to jump from the dug-out and forcefully make a point, with Ainsworth and Tonge on the receiving end of his advice.

There was almost a dream start for Frecklington in only the third minute. He made a late run into the penalty area to meet Ainsworth’s cross but couldn’t quite make a full connection, although Young still had to make a sharp save.

Minutes later, from Pringle’s free-kick, Nardiello’s header beat Young and went into the net.

However, as Rotherham began to celebrate, the linesman’s flag went up for offside, although it certainly wasn’t against Nardiello.

Aldershot looked vulnerable at the back and when Harris measured a lovely ball into the area Nardiello’s diving header was tipped round the post by Young.

On 33 minutes Rotherham were in front and it was new man FRECKLINGTON who got it with a superb finish.

Nardiello found Pringle on the left and he beat Herd before supplying a centre which was headed out by Morris to the edge of the area. It dropped to Frecklington who teed it up first and then struck a right-foot half-volley which curled beyond the keeper’s left hand and into the side of the net.

Minutes later Rotherham should really have had another one.

Revell forced Brown into error. As Young left his line for the loose ball, Frecklington got in a challenge which nudged the ball away towards Revell. Revell crossed towards the far post where Nardiello beat Herd in the air, only for his effort to go wide of the empty net.

Half-time: Aldershot 0 Millers 1

A second goal seemed inevitable so on top were the Millers and it came on 57 minutes with a superb 25-yard free-kick from HARRIS after Frecklington had been brought down.

With the home side pulled apart again, Ainsworth had only to slip the ball to the unmarked Nardiello but went for goal himself and dragged the shot wide.

Seven minutes from time Rotherham wrapped up a thoroughly convincing victory.

Frecklington bravely won the ball to supply Ainsworth whose fierce 20-yarder was beaten out by Young but REVELL popped home the rebound.