Courtney Cameron attacks in the rain at Exeter
Courtney Cameron attacks in the rain at Exeter

rotherham lined up differently to what had been expected.

Cameron was on the right, Nardiello towards the left and Pringle was playing just behind Revell.

The pitch was skiddy but was in remarkably good condition in view of all the rain down her. It had eased, though still falling, at kick-off.

Rotherham produced a really slick move and it should have ended with a goal.

Sharp passing ended with Pringle slipping Revell in the clear and he looked set to score only for Krysiak to divert the shot away with his knee.

Pringle had a goalbound shot blocked, Rotherham retained possession and when the ball dropped to Cameron around the penalty spot he elected to try a hooked volley but miscued badly and the opportunity was missed.

The Millers had a let-off but credit should go to Warrington. The skilful Gow pounced on a loose ball around 25 yards out and struck an excellent shot which looked a goal. Warrington just got a touch, the ball came back off the bar and Cureton was unable to get his effort on target.

A flurry of Rotherham pressure ended with them going in front three minutes before the break.

The initial threat came from O’Connor with a low 22-yarder. The keeper pushed out and Tully put the loose ball behind for a corner.

O’Connor took it from the left, Mullins climbed superbly and his header produced a great save from Krysiak who turned it over the bar. This time Pringle took the corner on the right and it was SHARPS who got in towards the near post to flash home the header right in front of the soaked Millers followers on the open terrace.

Half-time: Exeter 0 Millers 1

The scoreline reflected Rotherham’s up and down form and was just what was needed as they had come into the game two points behind the Grecians.

As the rain got heavier, Sharps made a vital interception to prevent Cureton going clear. He then made yet another important intervention.

New boy Ridehalgh, who had been sound, was booked.

With five minutes left Rose replaced Nardiello.

Then Cameron forced the keeper into a save.

Young Rose was astonishingly sent off after sliding into a challenge.