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Millers' unbeaten streak ends

Millers' unbeaten streak ends (©PAphotos)
Millers' unbeaten streak ends (©PAphotos).

Rotherham lost the last unbeaten record in npower League Two and top spot in the division after slumping to a 3-2 defeat in an eventful match at Swindon.

The Millers, who had picked up 13 points from their opening five matches, twice led at the County Ground through goals from new signing Alex Revell, who was making his debut following his move from Leyton Orient.

However, Paolo Di Canio's men hit back both times to draw level through efforts from Matt Ritchie and substitute Alan Connell, the second equaliser coming immediately after Rotherham lost Danny Schofield's to a second yellow card in the 68th minute. Swindon, who had lost their previous four league games, took advantage of their numerical superiority to net the winner through Connell in the 81st minute, before the hosts were also reduced to 10 men four minutes later when Alberto Comazzi picked up his second caution.

Highly-fancied Crawley are now top, level on points with Rotherham and Morecambe, after recording a 4-1 home win over Bristol Rovers.

Tyrone Barnett netted a brace for the promoted outfit with Ben Smith and Matthew Tubbs also on the scoresheet. Rovers' reply came from Lee Brown.

Morecambe missed the chance to take over top spot after they conceded a last-gasp equaliser in a 1-1 draw at home to Bradford.

Izak Reid's 57th-minute strike had looked set to earn Morecambe their fifth win in six games, but Ross Hannah netted deep into injury time to earn the visitors a point in Phil Parkinson's first official game as Bradford manager.

Torquay are fourth after second-half goals from Brian Saah, Chris McPhee and Eunan O'Kane earned them a 3-0 win over Macclesfield, while Gillingham dropped down two places to sixth after suffering a late 1-0 home defeat to Shrewsbury.

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Rotherham United
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Bradford City
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Brian Saah
Gillingham
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Morecambe
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Torquay United
Leyton Orient
Eunan O'Kane

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