Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

April 25th in Millers history

April 25th in Millers history

April 25th has been a fruitful day for the Millers over the years, with 6 wins and 3 draws coming from 13 games.
Matches on this day have been pretty scarce recently though with only 1 game in the last 20 years.
This came in 1998 and a 2-2 draw against Rochdale at Millmoor.
In the final home game of Ronnie Moore's first season in charge, Rochdale went into a 2-0 half time lead thanks to goals from Robbie Painter on 32 minutes, and a 44th minute Gary Jones penalty.
However The Millers were on a good run of only 1 defeat in 11 games and still had an outside chance of the Play-offs.
Jason White made it 2-1 on 69, and Lee Glover hit his 17th goal of the season in the final minute to keep Millers play-off hopes alive.

The last win on April 25th was 20 years ago with a 3-1 victory over Newport at Millmoor.
A comfortable win against relegated Newport was sealed by goals from Gareth Evans 2 and Andy Williams.
Paul Compton replying for County.

On April 25th 1981, a point would have been enough to give Rotherham United the Third Division Championship, but Brentford had other ideas at Griffin Park.
The champagne was put back on ice till the following week as goals from Bob Booker and Terry Hurlock beat the Millers 2-1.
Ronnie Moore netted his 24th goal of the season as The Millers slumped to their first defeat in 8 games.

1931 D3N Stockport County H L 3-4
1935 D3N Stockport County H W 2-0
1953 DIV2 Huddersfield Town H D 0-0
1955 DIV2 Swansea Town H W 2-0
1959 DIV2 Fulham A L 0-4
1964 DIV2 Plymouth Argyle A D 0-0
1966 DIV2 Bolton Wanderers A W 3-1
1968 DIV2 Hull City A L 1-2
1969 DIV3 Crewe Alexandra H W 3-0
1978 DIV3 Preston North End H W 2-1
1981 DIV3 Brentford A L 1-2
1987 DIV3 Newport County H W 3-1
1998 LD3 Rochdale H D 2-2

Played 13,
Won 6,
Drawn 3,
Lost 4,
For 22
Against 17

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

Date:Wednesday April 25 2007
Time: 7:07AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Millers Interested In Tractor Boys?

Two at Ipswich reported to be interesting Rotherham

RUFC - What Of Our Loanees - Carlton Morris

What happened to the striker when he left the Millers . . . .

RUFC - Danny Ward Has A Lot To Thank Warney For

Millers former striker as he moves on

RUFC - A Look Back At Last Season - January

As we move into 2017 was the Millers' luck any better?

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

The Millers Used Three 'Keepers Last Season. Of The Two Left Who Should Be Number One?
Suggested By:
Lewis Price12%
Richard O'Donnell88%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

3.Chris Maiden44
4.Tony Kidding27
The Vital Football Members League