A late strike from Elliott Benyon ensured Rotherham were denied a third consecutive League Two win as struggling Torquay secured a 1-1 draw.
Danny Harrison put the Millers on course for three precious points in their push for automatic promotion, but Benyon struck five minutes from time to deny Ronnie Moore's side.
To add to Rotherham's frustration Gary Roberts was sent off right at the death after being shown a second yellow card.
Torquay almost grabbed the lead after only two minutes but Andy Warrington produced a stunning save to keep out Mark Ellis' header. Rotherham got into their stride and Roberts fired a shot against the post after 17 minutes, then top scorer Adam Le Fondre hit the same upright a minute later.
But two minutes later Rotherham did find the back of the net. Lee Mansell failed to clear Nicky Law's cross and Harrison got round the back of the defender to turn the ball into the net.
Le Fondre was denied by the crossbar once again, and the home side were left to rue their profligacy when Chris Robertson's long throw was flicked on and substitute Benyon forced the ball home from close range.
Roberts was then sent off in injury time for his second yellow card after a foul on Lathanial Rowe-Turner.
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