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April 4th in Millers history

April 4th has proved to be a poor day for Rotherham over the years, with only 5 wins and 7 draws coming from 20 games.
No matches on this day over the last 15 years means our last game was back in 1992 at Edgar Street, Hereford.
A Chris Fry goal for Hereford was enough to beat The Millers and bring to an end our run of 6 straight victories in our push for promotion from Division 4.

6 games on this day during the 80's however brought 3 victories and 1 draw.
The draw was in 1989 against Peterborough at Millmoor, and a second half goal from Bobby Williamson gave Division 4 leaders Rotherham a point following a Craig Goldsmith first half opener.

In 1988, a 3-1 defeat at Fulham left The Millers in relegation trouble in Division 3.
Clive Mendonca scored the consolation goal, as Gary Barnett 2 and Justin Skinner scored the winning goals for The Cottagers.

Our last victory on April 4th came 20 years back in 1987, as a solitary goal from Paul Haycock was enough to beat Blackpool.

Another win of note came in 1981 as Rodney Fern scored the only goal to beat Millwall at The Den and put Rotherham back on top of Division 3 at the expense of Charlton Athletic.


1931 D3N Wigan Borough A D 0-0
1936 D3N Chesterfield H D 0-0
1947 D3N Southport A L 0-2
1949 D3N Oldham Athletic H W 2-1
1953 DIV2 Brentford A D 1-1
1958 DIV2 Charlton Athletic A L 0-4
1959 DIV2 Stoke City H D 0-0
1961 DIV2 Derby County H D 1-1
1964 DIV2 Preston North End H W 4-2
1969 DIV3 Barrow A L 0-2
1970 DIV3 Mansfield Town A L 0-2
1978 DIV3 Shrewsbury Town H D 0-0
1979 DIV3 Lincoln City A L 0-3
1981 DIV3 Millwall A W 1-0
1983 DIV2 Grimsby Town A W 2-1
1986 DIV3 Gillingham A L 0-3
1987 DIV3 Blackpool H W 1-0
1988 DIV3 Fulham A L 1-3
1989 DIV4 Peterborough United H D 1-1
1992 DIV4 Hereford United A L 0-1


Played 20,
Won 5,
Drawn 7,
Lost 8,
For 14,
Against 27




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Date:Wednesday April 4 2007

Time: 5:00AM

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Only 1,848 at Hereford that day. Following away game on 18th was at Maidstone and only 1,744 there. Can anybody remember the very low roof at Maidstone ? Caz would've been ok, but i was under threat of low flying beams..(Ouch)
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Big things come in little packages Zip - cheek!!!
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