Millers Match Report: Rotherham United 1 Bristol Rovers 3

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ROTHERHAM were indebted to an army of volunteers - including 200 fans - for ensuring that their game against Bristol Rovers went ahead.

But they were left with an icy chill after a nightmare debut for Claude Davis, their new signing from Crawley, compounded a miserable day all round at the New York Stadium.

First, Davis gave away the penalty which allowed Lee Brown to open the scoring from the spot.

And then things went from bad to worse when Davis, already booked, brought down Eliot Richards just outside the box and received his marching orders.

Steve Evans made a change at half time. He took off top scorer Nardiello and put on young winger Cameron.

There was an early on target effort from the Millers when Revell had a header held under the bar after Mullins had hooked the ball across.

Richards, already booked, brought down Tonge and was fortunate he only got a talking to from the ref.

Ellis Harrison then doubled the away side’s advantage after 52 minutes, and on 61 minutes Rotherham were 3-0 down as this miserable afternoon continued.

Norburn slid a pass through the left side of Rotherham’s defence and Joe Anyinsah ran through and struck a fierce low effort from an angle past Andy Warrington.

The home fans looked on in disbelief but they appeared to be a commotion from behind the home dugout and stewards moved in.

On 72 minutes Lee Frecklington was replaced by Mark Noble who made an instant impact.

A long throw was cleared back to Kari Arnason who slipped in the ball inside to Noble, who made himself some room before striking a fine 20 yarder into the far corner.

That was all the Millers had to cheer, though, as they slipped to their seventh home defeat of the season.