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April 2nd in Millers history

Rotherham have a slight advantage regarding results on April 2nd over the years.
8 wins and 7 defeats coming in 18 games.
Also the last 3 games on this date have ended in Millers victories.

Last time out was a 2-1 win against Stoke City at the Brittania Stadium.
Martin Butler gave the Millers a first half lead after 23 minutes, which we held until 7 minutes from time when Gifton Noel-Williams scored what looked like a goal to give the home side a point.
However the same player hit an own-goal in the last minute to send Millers fans home the happiest.
Referee Graham Salisbury also stamped his mark on the game by booking 10 players, including 3 Millers (Campbell-Ryce, Martin Butler and Paul McLaren) and showing red in the 90th minute to Stoke's Michael Duberry for a second bookable.

The previous win came in 1996, when goals from Paul Hurst and Trevor Berry gave The Millers 3 points at home to Notts County.

2 years previous to that came a 2-1 Millmoor win over Bradford City.
Graeme Tomlinson netted for Bradford City and Andy Williams for The Millers before half time.
Then Shaun Goater hit a second half winner for Rotherham which eased any worries about relegation and lifted us to 18th.

Another famous victory on this date happened in 1984, when The Millers beat Port Vale 3-2 at Vale Park.
Alan Birch netting a Millers hat-trick in only his 2nd game for the club.

The match to forget on this date was arguably the 3-0 home defeat suffered at the hands of rivals Sheffield Wednesday in 1983.
Gary Bannister 2 and David Mills scored for the Owls in front of 11,250 at Millmoor.

1927 D3N Southport A L 0-2
1929 D3N Halifax Town A L 1-3
1932 D3N Darlington A L 1-2
1934 D3N Walsall H D 1-1
1938 D3N Gateshead A D 0-0
1949 D3N Southport H W 1-0
1955 DIV2 Notts. County A L 2-3
1956 DIV2 Middlesbrough A W 1-0
1960 DIV2 Stoke City H W 3-0
1974 DIV4 Lincoln City H W 2-0
1977 DIV3 Crystal Palace H D 1-1
1982 DIV2 Barnsley A L 0-3
1983 DIV2 Sheffield Wednesday H L 0-3
1984 DIV3 Port Vale A W 3-2
1988 DIV3 Blackpool H L 0-1
1994 LD2 Bradford City H W 2-1
1996 LD2 Notts. County H W 2-0
2005 CHMP Stoke City A W 2-1

Played 18,
Won 8,
Drawn 3,
Lost 7,
For 22,
Against 23

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Date:Monday April 2 2007

Time: 11:21AM

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