Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - A Look Back in the Archives

RUFC - A Look Back in the Archives

Let's have a look back at what's happened, on this day, to the Millers during the last ten years

20th February 2010

This time last year, Manager, Ronnie Moore said he was frustrated after seeing his team, the night before, lose a one-nil lead at lowly Torquay to end up having to hang on for a point. It was a game in which the Millers had Gary Roberts sent off in time added on and Gavin Gunning stretchered off with a split head.

20th February 2009

It was on this day, two years ago, that Chairman Tony Stewart definitely ruled out a return to Millmoor saying, 'While ever Rotherham United is under my watch we will have no intention of going back to Millmoor.

'There is an opportunity to start elsewhere in a state-of-the-art stadium and I'm concentrating on delivering that.'

20th February 2008

Then Rotherham United Chairman, Dennis Coleman said that 'the buzz was back' after the day's before game against Wycombe at Millmoor.

The game had been named United Rotherham Day when the fans had come out in force after a plea by the club to show the town that they do want, and deserve, a new stadium. At the turnstiles every fan was given a card and were urged to hold them up when the team ran onto the pitch.

The game ended one-one with Stephen Brogan putting the Millers ahead on sixteen minutes but Scott McGleish of Wycombe got an equaliser ten minutes into the second half.

20th February 2007

Rotherham United 2 Huddersfield Town 3
Rotherham entertained Huddersfield at Millmoor in this League One fixture that was the Millers twelfth game without a win.
Luke Beckett opened the scoring on three minutes after Craig Fleming lost the ball on the edge of the Millers area to Chris Brandon who crossed the ball to Beckett and he shot past Gary Montgomery in the Millers net. Chris O'Grady, for the home side, had a shot at goal which was well saved by Matt Glennon before, some minutes later, Ian Sharps had a shot towards goal which was handled in the area by Andy Holdsworth who was immediately sent off. O'Grady took and scored the penalty for an equaliser.

A minute into the second half and the Terriers were back in the lead when Brandon, once again got the ball to Beckett and he put a head past Montgomery. On fifty-eight minutes, Town increased their lead when a long range shot from Michael Collins found its way into the top corner of the net. The Millers did pull one back on seventy minutes when Stephen Brogan curled a ball in, which was flicked on by Ian Henderson to Delroy Facey, on for David Worrell, who calmly put the ball into the net. Minutes later Facey nearly equalised when when he saw Glennon off his line and tried to lob the 'keeper but he got back in time to save. With ten minutes to go Henderson had a shot well saved by the 'keeper but three minutes from time, Henderson got his second yellow card and went for an early bath.

Teams that day
Millers
Montgomery
Worrell (Facey)
Fleming
Sharps
Brogan
Partridge
Cochrane
Bopp
Woods
O'Grady
Henderson

Subs not used - Liversidge, Streete, Newsham, Mills

Terriers
Glennon
Holdsworth
Mirfin
Sinclair
Taylor
Brandon (Hardy)
Collins
Young
Schofield
Beckett
Taylor-Fletcher

Subs not used - Ahmed, McCombe, Eastwood, McAliskey

Referee - Eddie Ilderton. Attendance - 4,448

20th February 2006

It was on this day five years ago, that then Manager, Alan Knill, issued a rallying call to everyone connected with the club, after the financially-crippled League One club had beaten relegation rivals, Swindon Town, three-two at the weekend at the County Ground.

Jamie Cureton put County in front with Martin Butler equalising two minutes later only for Sean O'Hanlon to give the home side the lead three minutes after that. Just after the half-hour mark, Sean Barker equalised a second time for the Millers and four minutes into the second half Butler scored his second of the game and the third for the Millers which turned out to be the winner.

After the game, Knill said, 'There are no individuals we are a team together and long may that continue.'

Unfortunately, the Millers lost their next game, at home, four-nil to Chesterfield - but, the least said about that the better!

20th February 2001
Ten years ago, the Millers beat Wrexham at Millmoor, two-nil.
Alan Lee scored the first goal on the stroke of half-time with a Brian Wilsterman goal (quite a rare thing from what I remember!?) on sixty-four minutes making the points safe.



Join The Vital Debate

Don't forget, you can also follow Vital Rotherham on Facebook and Twitter!

Vital Rotherham on: facebook
 
Vital Rotherham on: twitter



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Sunday February 20 2011
Time: 1:20PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Sunday Morning Rumours

Who are the Millers after on this sunny (at the moment) Sunday morning?

RUFC - Stubbs Decision To Let Striker Leave

Millers Boss looking forward to Polish tour

RUFC - Douglas Not Buying Into 'B Team' Proposal

Rotherham's COO thinks idea of Premier League 'B' Teams in Football League 'an insult'

RUFC - Stubbs Wants Players In - Not Players Leaving

Millers Boss not entertaining offers for Camp

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Euro 16 - Which of the 'home' teams will go the furthest
Suggested By:
England57%
Ireland10%
Wales33%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe290
2.sixpence169
3.Tony Kidding18
4.mos6011
5.mvmiller6
6.mellowmiller3
7.axholme3
8.michael larkin2
9.zipadeedoodah1