Elliott Benyon's late strike denied Rotherham a third straight League Two win and secured a draw for Torquay.
Danny Harrison put the Millers ahead on 20 minutes when he pounced after Gulls defender Lee Mansell failed to clear Nicky Law's cross.
The hosts hit the woodwork three times and were left to rue those misses when Benyon struck in the 85th minute.
To add to Rotherham's frustration, Gary Roberts was sent off right at the death after being shown a second yellow card.
Rotherham United manager Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Sheffield:
"We got the goal that we wanted but I thought we just defended a little bit too deep. We gave away too many silly free kicks.
"We've had a little flick on and weren't alive for the second ball and they scored from it.
"We said in the second half we must go behind their back four and finish our attacks behind them, unfortunately we didn't do that."
Torquay United manager Paul Buckle told BBC Radio Devon:
"I'm very, very pleased, I thought it was a wonderful performance with some great individual displays.
"I'm absolutely delighted the players went right to the very end backed by some wonderful support
"We believe we should be higher up the league, we honestly believe that as a group."
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Friday, 19 February 2010
Npower League Two
19 Gunning yellow card (Joseph 43)
15 Ellison (Taylor 71)
17 Roberts two yellow cards, red card
09 Pope (Brogan 83)
39 Le Fondre
37 Camara (Rowe-Turner 46)
12 Thompson (Carayol 82)
41 Macklin (Benyon 72)
Ref: MillerAtt: 3,339
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+5:21 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
90:00+4:35 Sent off The referee red cards Gary Roberts for second bookable offence.
Correction - 90:00+3:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lathanial Rowe-Turner by Gary Roberts. Free kick taken by Lathanial Rowe-Turner.
90:00+3:34 Lathanial Rowe-Turner fouled by Gary Roberts, the ref awards a free kick.
90:00+3:02 Corner from right by-line taken by Nicky Wroe.
90:00+0:46 Marc Joseph challenges Ashley Barnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Nicky Wroe, Mark Lynch manages
to make a clearance.
87:50 The ball is sent over by Nicky Law, Danny Harrison takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.
86:04 Nicky Law takes the outswinging corner, Header from deep inside the area by Ian Sharps goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
84:09 The assist for the goal came from Mark Ellis.
84:09 GOAL - Elliot Benyon:Rotherham 1 - 1 Torquay Elliot Benyon grabs a headed goal from close range. Rotherham 1-1 Torquay.
Correction - 84:05 The ball is swung over by Mark Ellis,
84:05 Mark Ellis sends in a cross,
82:34 Substitution Stephen Brogan replaces Tom Pope.
82:21 Ryan Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Wroe. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.
81:14 Substitution Tyrone Thompson leaves the field to be replaced by Mustapha Carayol.
79:38 Ryan Taylor takes a shot. Chris Robertson gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law from the left by-line, Guy
Branston makes a clearance.
76:51 Nicky Law takes a short corner.
76:42 The ball is swung over by Nicky Law, blocked by Guy Branston.
75:51 Ashley Barnes has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
73:50 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Wroe from the right by-line, Lathanial Rowe-Turner takes a shot. Blocked by
73:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell by Ian Sharps. Nicky Wroe restarts play with the free kick.
71:20 Substitution (Torquay) makes a substitution, with Elliot Benyon coming on for Lloyd Macklin.
70:21 Substitution Ryan Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin Ellison.
67:30 A cross is delivered by Tom Pope.
64:26 Chris Robertson sends in a cross, blocked by Kevin Ellison. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Wroe,
Mark Ellis has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
63:42 Ashley Barnes is ruled offside. Andy Warrington takes the free kick.
62:09 Nicky Law concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Wroe. Nicky Wroe crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Nick
61:40 Mark Lynch sends in a cross, clearance by Lee Mansell.
59:23 Danny Harrison challenges Guy Branston unfairly and gives away a free kick. A cross is delivered by Mark Ellis, Lloyd Macklin
takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
55:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Pope by Guy Branston. Mark Lynch sends in a cross, Shot from deep inside
the area by Adam Le Fondre goes over the bar.
53:03 Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Save by Andy Warrington.
52:10 The ball is swung over by Kevin Ellison, clearance made by Guy Branston.
50:41 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Ellison from the right by-line, save by Scott Bevan.
50:08 Handball decision goes against Chris Zebroski. Free kick taken by Mark Lynch.
49:38 Centre by Mark Lynch, clearance made by Guy Branston.
45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
45:01 Substitution Mohammed Camara leaves the field to be replaced by Lathanial Rowe-Turner.
45:00+2:26 It is the end of the first-half.
45:00+1:48 Booking Booking for Gary Roberts for unsporting behaviour.
45:00+1:30 Gary Roberts challenges Tyrone Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
45:00+0:30 The ball is swung over by Mohammed Camara, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.
44:46 Shot on goal by Tyrone Thompson from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
42:48 Substitution Marc Joseph comes on in place of Gavin Gunning.
42:06 Nicky Law takes a shot. Guy Branston gets a block in.
Correction - 37:25 Ian Sharps challenges Ashley Barnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is crossed by Nicky Wroe, Lee Mansell takes
a shot. Nick Fenton gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Wroe from the right by-line, Gary Roberts makes a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Nicky Wroe, Chris Robertson has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty
area that misses to the left of the goal.
37:25 Ian Sharps concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Barnes. The ball is delivered by Nicky Wroe, Lee Mansell takes a shot.
Nick Fenton gets a block in. Corner taken by Nicky Wroe from the right by-line, Gary Roberts makes a clearance. Inswinging
corner taken right-footed by Nicky Wroe, Headed from the edge of the area by Chris Robertson goes wide of the left-hand upright.
33:31 A cross is delivered by Nicky Law, clearance made by Mark Ellis.
32:20 Tom Pope is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Robertson takes the free kick.
31:02 Mark Ellis takes the direct free kick.
31:02 Booking Gavin Gunning goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
30:49 Lee Mansell fouled by Gavin Gunning, the ref awards a free kick.
29:37 Nicky Wroe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts. The ball is sent over by Gary Roberts, Tom Pope
takes a shot. Save made by Scott Bevan.
25:25 Mark Lynch crosses the ball, save made by Scott Bevan.
22:33 The ball is crossed by Tom Pope, Guy Branston makes a clearance.
21:20 Tyrone Thompson challenges Gary Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is sent over by Nicky Law, Headed effort
from inside the box by Ian Sharps misses to the right of the target.
20:50 Foul by Ashley Barnes on Danny Harrison, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Danny Harrison.
Correction - 19:42 The assist for the goal came from Nicky Law.
19:42 Nicky Law provided the assist for the goal.
19:42 GOAL - Danny Harrison:Rotherham 1 - 0 Torquay Danny Harrison finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Rotherham 1-0 Torquay.
Correction - 19:38 The ball is delivered by Nicky Law,
19:38 Nicky Law sends in a cross,
18:32 Chris Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Ellison. Kevin Ellison crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed
from own half, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.
17:30 Mark Lynch sends in a cross, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.
17:10 Adam Le Fondre produces a right-footed shot from inside the area and strikes the post.
16:02 Effort from outside the box by Danny Harrison strikes the post.
15:54 A cross is delivered by Nicky Law, clearance by Chris Robertson.
14:41 The ball is swung over by Gavin Gunning, clearance made by Mark Ellis. Shot on goal by Kevin Ellison from just inside the
area clears the crossbar.
13:14 Unfair challenge on Nicky Wroe by Gary Roberts results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Mohammed Camara, clearance made
by Ian Sharps.
9:58 The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Ellison. Scott Bevan takes the free kick.
8:48 Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Save by Andy Warrington. Corner taken by Nicky Wroe.
8:10 Lee Mansell takes a shot. Save by Andy Warrington.
8:00 Chris Zebroski crosses the ball, clearance made by Gavin Gunning.
7:10 The ball is crossed by Gary Roberts.
5:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tyrone Thompson on Gary Roberts. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.
4:15 Nicky Law sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Kevin Ellison goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
2:47 Mark Lynch delivers the ball, Nicky Wroe makes a clearance.
2:19 A cross is delivered by Nicky Law, Lee Mansell manages to make a clearance.
0:55 Nicky Wroe takes the outswinging corner, Mark Ellis takes a shot. Save by Andy Warrington. Inswinging corner taken by Nicky
Wroe from the left by-line, Mark Lynch makes a clearance.
0:00 The referee gets the match started.
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