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Torquay vs Rotherham: Millers see off Gulls

By This is Devon  |  Posted: February 13, 2013

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Rotherham got back to winning ways as they beat Torquay 3-1 at Plainmoor to move back into the play-offs.

Torquay dominated the first half, but the Millers went ahead early in the second period thanks to Torquay keeper Michael Poke's slip.

Poke seemed to have Lee Frecklington's 46th-minute 20-yard strike covered but the ball squirmed up and over the diving keeper and in.

It was the spark Rotherham needed and forward Alex Revell raced down the left before slotting the ball past advancing Poke to make it 2-0 after 59 minutes with a clinical angled strike into the far corner.

Torquay pulled a goal back in stoppage time when Billy Bodin won and converted a penalty after being fouled by Mark Bradley.

The Gulls joy was short-lived as Rotherham scored straight from kick-off as Kayode Odejayi tapped in a right-wing cross from fellow substitute Courtney Cameron.

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  • dis1954  |  February 13 2013, 12:03PM

    I agree with the comment above to the board stated so well above, but do not agree with the recommendation to elbow the manager,that he should never have been appointed is now beyond doubt, that his style of play went out 20 years ago again is not in doubt, but to assume that any manager who considers they have a long term future in football would came anywhere Torquay whilst we are under the present direction of the board is plainly ludicrous, in a strange way I wish Ling to fail so no other club will ever have to put up with his negative type of football. Its to late to bring in three or four quality players like most teams in the lower half did six weeks ago, they had foresight, not that we had the money anyway, we wasted that on a training pitch that doubles as a swimming pool most of the season and a new stand that you can play spot the supporter in, when will he board wake up and realise that loyalty to a football club doesnt mean wasting good money every week to watch, well I am not sure what we watch anymore, it certainly isnt football.

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  • Appyjack  |  February 13 2013, 11:36AM

    Colin Lee is available again - lives local, I'm sure he would love to help out!

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  • Aletheia  |  February 13 2013, 12:33AM

    One win in ten games is relegation form. My message to the board is, "Wake up it will be no good looking around for another manager in a month's time as by then we will probably be doomed." Martin Ling has never shown himself to be anything other than a very mediocre manager so let's move on before it is too late.

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