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March 22nd in Millers history

March 22nd in Millers history

Rotherham just have the advantage when it comes to games played on March 22nd over the years.
4 wins and 3 defeats from 10 games just tips the scales in The Millers favour.

Last time out was 4 years ago when Rotherham in 11th position in the Championship beat Wimbledon, 9th in the division, 2-1 at Millmoor.
Current caretaker Manager Mark Robins opened the scoring after 19 minutes, in his first game back from his loan spell at Bristol City.
Guy Branston added a second just 3 minutes after the interval, and despite a consolation goal from Dons striker David Connolly, The Millers held on to take all 3 points.

In 1997 Rotherham were clinging on at the bottom of Division 2 and enjoyed their 2nd away win in 4 days on March 22nd, after failing to win on their travels all season.
The Millers had an impressive 2-0 victory at promotion chasing Bristol City the previous Tuesday and doubled their away win tally with a similiar scoreline at Shrewsbury.
Junior MacDougald hit a penalty on 22 minutes, followed by a second from Paul Hurst after 56.

The highest victory on this day was 21 years ago in 1986, as York City were humbled 4-1 at Millmoor.
Alan Birch 2 (1 pen), Kevan Smith and Dean Emerson netting for The Millers, with Marco Gabbiadini getting a goal back for York.

The first game played on this date brought the biggest defeat in this sequence as Crewe Alexandra beat Rotherham 6-1 at Gresty Road in 1930, with Orr netting for Rotherham.



1930 D3N Crewe Alexandra A L 1-6
1947 D3N Accrington Stanley A W 3-2
1952 DIV2 Blackburn Rovers A D 1-1
1972 DIV3 Notts. County A D 1-1
1975 DIV4 Lincoln City A L 0-2
1980 DIV3 Wimbledon H D 0-0
1986 DIV3 York City H W 4-1
1995 LD2 Bristol Rovers A L 0-2
1997 LD2 Shrewsbury Town A W 2-0
2003 LD1 Wimbledon H W 2-1

Played 10,
Won 4,
Drawn 3,
Lost 3,
For 14,
Against 16


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Date:Thursday March 22 2007
Time: 8:45AM

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A 6-1 win AT gresty road on saturday would be nice.
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22/03/2007 08:51:00
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