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Lee Frecklington's key goals for Rotherham

To say it has only been open for coming up to four seasons, the New York Stadium has already had it's fair share of iconic moments.

The ups and downs and drama of these last few years has meant it's never been dull to be a Rotherham fan, especially as there have been far more ups than downs.

And one man who has been present in virtually all of those key moments is Lee Frecklington.

The Millers midfielder, who is the club's longest serving player, added another to his list by giving his side the lead in the 2-1 win over Leeds - a success that could have a huge bearing on the club's survival chances.

Here's a look at some of the other key goals Frecklington has scored at New York Stadium.

Aldershot (April 27, 2013) 

Frecklington was taking a shine to playing against Aldershot and his third goal of the season against them was the one that sent him into Millers folklore.

With the hosts already 1-0 up and heading towards League One, Frecklington coolly slotted home on the break to score the promotion-clinching goal.

He was immediately submerged by thousands of delirious Millers fans who invaded the pitch to celebrate the glory and he had the bruises to show for it.

Sheffield Wednesday (August 6, 2014)

Any Rotherham player who scores against Sheffield Wednesday goes straight into the hall of fame, but they will be talking about this goal for years to come.

After Ben Pringle had already lit up New York with his opener, it was Frecklington’s turn to wow the crowd.

Wednesday failed to deal with a set-piece and after Michael O’Connor passed to his midfield colleague, Frecklington shifted the ball to his right and then unleashed a rocket that flew into the top corner.

It was fit to win any match, but it gave the Millers a first home win over the Owls in 37 years.

Preston North End (May 15, 2014)

In terms of the spectacular this doesn’t come close to some of others, but its importance cannot be understated.

With the play-off semi-final finely poised in the second leg at 1-1 on the night and 2-2 on aggregate, Frecklington came up with a fine header that gave the Millers a crucial advantage.

It was typical of him as well, as he arrived late to get on the end of a pinpoint Pringle cross and placed his effort into the bottom corner.

The hosts went on to book their place at Wembley in arguably the most iconic night at their 
new home and the rest is history.

Reading (April 28, 2015)

Survival in the Millers' first season back in the second tier had been brought into question following a three-point deduction, but a famous night under the New York lights put the matter to bed.

And of course it was Frecklington who provided what ended up being the decisive moment. Minutes after Matt Derbyshire had put the Millers in front, the midfielder made it two when he perfectly timed his arrival at the back post to tap in Danny Ward's cross.

That proved vital as Reading pulled on back, meaning Frecklington had completed the double - a goal to send the Millers up and one to keep them up.

Middlesbrough (March 8, 2016)

Although this goal in isolation did nothing other than win the game against Boro, it continued a potentially season-defining run of form in the unlikeliest of fashions.

With Boro bound for the Premier League, the Millers had soaked up everything they had thrown at them and then produced a late sting in the tail.

When Jonson Clarke-Harris broke down the left and sent in a low cross, Frecklington was there to meet it following a lung-busting run and kept his cool to slam the ball into the roof the net.

No other player would have been capable of that in the 88th minute and it provided a third straight second-tier win for the first time in 13 years.

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