UK time is: 07:45:22
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

March 31st in Millers history

March 31st has been a mixture of good and bad for Rotherham United over the years, with 6 wins and 1 draw in 16 matches.
However, 4 of those victories were instrumental in winning The Millers promotion in the respective seasons.

Firstly a Derby day victory over Barnsley at Millmoor in 1975.
First half goals from Richard Finney and Trevor Womble in this Easter Monday fixture kept Rotherham in 3rd place in front of 9,989 fans.
We would hold on to that position at the season's end to win promotion from Diviion 4 along with Champions Mansfield and Runners-up Shrewsbury.

The next victory came in 1981 as Rotherham beat Burnley 1-0 at fortress Millmoor.
Ronnie Moore scoring the only goal to keep The Millers unbeaten at home in Division 3 for 20 games.
9,762 witnessed this Tuesday night win which kept The Millers on course for the 3rd Division title.

Next up was a 1-0 win over Halifax during the 1991-92 promotion winning season.
A Robert Wilson goal left Rotherham just 1 point off Blackpool and Mansfield in the promotion places.
4,517 saw this midweek win and we would go on to leapfrog both the teams above us that day to go up from Division 4 as Runners-up to Burnley.

Finally a very special day for the current Millers caretaker boss Mark Robins.
On this day in 2001, Rotherham went into the Millmoor clash with Swindon Town sitting pretty at the top of Division 2, despite losing 4-3 the previous week at bottom club Oxford.
Gary Alexander put the Wiltshire club ahead after just 6 minutes.
An own goal from Alan Reeves brought Rotherham back level on 13 minutes
The game then swung our way as Mark Robins opened his account for the afternoon on 25.
However 3 minutes later and matters were tied as Alexander notched his second for the club in 20th position.
4 minutes after the break and former Forest star Ian Woan put Swindon back in front at 3-2.
Rotherham were now looking at their 2nd defeat of the week against low placed clubs, but then up stepped hero of the hour Mark Robins.
He tied the game yet again with his 21st league goal of the season on 67 minutes, and just 6 minutes from time sent the majority of the 7,106 fans delirious with the winning goal.
Robins left with the matchball after his first Millers hat-trick and we were on our way to Division 1 as runners-up to Millwall.


1928 D3N New Brighton A D 1-1
1934 D3N Gateshead A L 1-4
1951 D3N Hartlepools United A L 1-3
1956 DIV2 Bristol Rovers A W 4-1
1962 DIV2 Newcastle United A L 0-1
1970 DIV3 Tranmere Rovers H L 0-1
1972 DIV3 York City A L 0-2
1973 DIV3 Bolton Wanderers H W 1-0
1975 DIV4 Barnsley H W 2-0
1979 DIV3 Exeter City A L 0-2
1981 DIV3 Burnley H W 1-0
1986 DIV3 Darlington H L 1-2
1990 DIV3 Crewe Alexandra H L 1-3
1992 DIV4 Halifax Town H W 1-0
1997 LD2 Blackpool A L 1-4
2001 LD2 Swindon Town H W 4-3


Played 16,
Won 6,
Drawn 1,
Lost 9,
For 19,
Against 27




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 31 2007

Time: 7:27AM

Your Comments

After the bitter disappointment of defeat at Oxford in 2001, the Swindon result was just the tonic for our promotion hopes. Arguably Robbo's best game in a Millers shirt.??? Thanks for the great memories Mark.
zipadeedoodah
For anybody who didnt know, the Swindon matchball was the one very very generously donated by Mark Robins towards the Mitch Cassell appeal. Given Mark's own personal circumstances surrounding that day at Millmoor in 2001, it was generosity beyond compare. Mark you're an officer and a gentleman sir...
zipadeedoodah
He certainly is Zip. The Oxford game is a memory sticker - on a personal note, I think he's giving us some nice memories at the moment too
herringthorpe
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Reserves Beat Donny (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stats: Rotherham United v Fulham (Wednesday October 22 2014)

RUFC - Evans 'Jonson Big Player For Us' (Wednesday October 22 2014)

RUFC - Millers Boss Frustrated After Draw (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Millers And Fulham In Six Goal Thriller (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Millers v Cottagers Preview (Tuesday October 21 2014)

RUFC - Funds Available For New Players (Tuesday October 21 2014)

RUFC - Evans 'Respect Is Important' (Tuesday October 21 2014)

RUFC - Head-to-Head v Fulham (Monday October 20 2014)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 683
2. herringthorpe 553
3. sixpence 322
4. miller4life 70
5. mos60 41
6. nearlyataff 30
7. mvmiller 19
8. Millie Miller 19
9. axholme 15
10. nogginthenog 14

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Blackburn 13 5 4 4 -1 19
12. Brentford 13 5 4 4 -1 19
13. Sheff Wed 13 4 6 3 0 18
14. Rotherham 13 4 4 5 -3 16
15. Leeds Utd 13 4 4 5 -3 16
16. Huddersfield 13 4 4 5 -6 16
17. Reading 13 4 3 6 -8 15

Breaking League News

LUFC On This Day - October 23rd
Leeds Utd : 23/10/2014 07:17:00
Any Previous? - Derby v Latics
Wigan : 23/10/2014 07:00:00
Meet The Ref - Derby v Latics - Bobby Madley
Wigan : 23/10/2014 06:00:00
PWU Latics Podcast - All M*A*S*H*ed Up
Wigan : 23/10/2014 06:00:00
The Reds unbolt the Trotters.
Charlton : 22/10/2014 23:06:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you prefer evening or afternoon football
Suggested By:  
Afternoon 76%
Evenings 8%
Any 16%