FAST-starting Lowestoft shook off their recent insipid form to chalk up an important win at Aveley and reclaim third place. The damage was done in a six-minute burst starting in the eighth minute, when Scott Mitchell’s deadly cross was finished firmly by Michael Frew.
Mitchell made it 2-0 with a curling free-kick from 20 yards that hit a post and bounced in off keeper David Hogan. It was credited to Mitchell but should probably have gone down as an own goal. Frew then caught Hogan off his line with a floated shot to complete the devastating early burst.
Sherwin Stanley was unable to take any of several chances to give Millers new hope and Frew should have completed a hat-trick after half-time when he was tripped by Kenny Beaney But his weak penalty was easily saved.
Millers remain in 20th place; their survival hopes seemed to rest on a run of four home games in nine days but they have now lost the first two and leaders Sutton are next up.