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Frecks points to fighting qualities

12 March 2014

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Midfield dynamo Lee Frecklington was quick to hail the Millers fighting qualities as they maintained their promotion hopes by putting Oldham Athletic to the sword last night.

Steve Evans' men earned their 11th away victory of the season at Boundary Park thanks to goals by Mark Bradley and Frecklington either side of the interval to keep the heat on the League One pacesetters. 

Speaking to following the Roses clash, Freckington paid tribute to his in-form side who strolled to victory without ever needing to find top gear.

"It was a good away win," he enthused.

"The result is the most important thing at this stage of the season and we are not going to get carried away as we can play better but it was a battling away performance and we are delighted."

Despite a slow start by the visitors, Bradley's instinctive strike after former Millers 'keeper Mark Oxley spilled Richie Smallwood's effort put Rotherham in control although they squandered chance after chance to put the game to bed at the interval.

However, Freckington popped up with a piledriver from distance to extend their advantage just past the hour mark to send the thousand plus Millers' faithful into ecstasy and the visitors breezed to victory to maintain their fine run of form of late.

After edging a five-goal thriller against the relegation-haunted Latics at the NYS earlier in the season, Frecklington believed the hard-fought victory over the Pennines was testament to the Millers new found confidence since the turn of the year, with the side last tasting defeat at the hands of Coventry on New Year's Day.

"Oldham are a decent side and it's a tough place to come on a horrible night," he added.

"However, we have done what we needed to do and got the three points so I'm delighted for myself and the team."

Frecklington's 12th goal of the season was the latest in a catalogue of goal of the season contenders by the inspirational midfielder, who had a largely quiet evening by his own exceptional standards.

With memorable strikes against Crewe Alexandra and Sheffield Wednesday also living long in the memory of the Millers' faithful during this campaign, Frecklington acknowledged his latest strike was one of his best.

"The strike is up there." he admitted. 

"It was one which I managed to catch sweet, sometimes they end up in the back of the net and sometimes they fly in the stand but fortunately for us, it was the second goal, which killed the game off for us." 

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