Rotherham boss Steve Evans was delighted with keeper Andy Warrington as the Millers won 3-1 at Torquay to move up to seventh in League Two.
Warrington palmed away two Lee Mansell first-half strikes before Rotherham took control, as Lee Frecklington's 20-yard strike was fumbled in by home keeper Michael Poke in the 46th minute.
Alex Revell raced away to make it 2-0 in the 59th minute and although Billy Bodin won and converted a stoppage-time penalty, when tumbled by Mark Bradley, Rotherham's reply was immediate. Courtney Cameron crossed from the right to give fellow sub Kayode Odejayi a simple tap-in.
"The goalkeeper made two or three saves at important times for us and at the same time we scored three but could have scored six or seven," Evans said. "It was a hard-fought win, the pitch was never conducive to good football. As you can see it's not the best in the league but you have to come here and you have to work hard.
"It was a bit too much end-to-end for me when we were 2-0 up but over the piece I have got to be delighted because it is a hard place to come and win.
"I think we might have been unfortunate with the penalty I will look at the DVD because our lads weren't happy and I don't think the Torquay lads claimed it. But anyway we had a great reaction, Courtney's piece of magic gives Kayode a tap-in. It was a good win for us."
Torquay assistant manager Shaun Taylor, still in charge due to Martin Ling's illness, was disappointed as the Gulls' poor run of form continues.
He said: "We are very disappointed but again it was another very good first-half performance. We conceded the goal just after half-time and that's made it difficult. Michael (Poke) has put his hand up for that one.
"We huffed and puffed a little bit more second half although we still had some chances but the second goal then made it very difficult for us to come back. Then we got the penalty and they go up the other end and score so it's disappointing second-half performance really.
"I didn't say a lot at half-time because it was a very good first-half performance but maybe I should have said more but we are just not putting the net."