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RUFC - Head to Head v Chester

Prior to Saturday's meeting between Rotherham United and Chester at Milmoor, here is the complete history of this fixture.

The last meeting between the 2 clubs at Millmoor came on 14th of August 1999.

After a losing start to the season at Lincoln the previous week and a 1-0 home defeat to Hull in the Worthington's Cup, Rotherham desperately needed a good result against Chester to kick start the season.

After a goalless first half, things weren't looking very promising, but second half goals by Gary Martindale (2 penalties), Leo Fortune-West and Kevin Watson sent the Millers on the way to an eventual promotion from Division 3.

Chester unfortunately ended the season by falling through the Football League trap door into the Conference after being a Football League club since 1931.

2,966 fans attended this game.

Millers side v Chester August 14th 1999

1. Pollitt

2. Varty

3. Beech

4. Dillon

5. Wilsterman

6. Garner

7. Scott

8. Watson

9. Fortune-West

10.Martindale

11.Turner

sub. Warne for Martindale

Thompson for Scott

Berry for Turner

Prior to that Rotherham had lost just 1 League meeting from the previous 10 encounters at Millmoor dating back to 1979.

Other big League victories over Chester at Millmoor include a 6-1 win back in 1935.

5-2 win on Bank Holiday Monday in August 1987, when former Barnsley striker Carl Airey opened his account for the Millers with 4 goals, including 2 penalties, following his move to Millmoor from Belgian club Charleroi.

Another ex-Tyke Winston Campbell added the 5th.

In November 1989, the newly promoted Millers extended their unbeaten League run at Milmoor to 12 games with a 5-0 win over Chester.

Rotherham were free scoring in those days at Fortress Millmoor and this game made it 20 goals in the previous 5 home games.The 5 goals against Chester came from Bobby Williamson 2, Shaun Goodwin, Des Hazel and John Buckley in front of 5,216 delirious fans.

This win took Rotherham up to 4th place in Division 3 and moved Chester down to 19th.

Millers team v Chester November 11th 1989

1. O'Hanlon

2. Barnsley

3. Scott

4. Grealish

5. Johnson

6. Heard

7. Buckley

8. Goodwin

9. Williamson

10.Evans

11.Hazel

Sub Goater for Evans

All time record v Chester

Home P 30 W 18 D 5 L 7 GOALS 66-38

Away P 30 W 11 D 5 L 14 GOALS 41-52

Cups P 8 W 3 D 2 L 3 GOALS 7-8

Total P 68 W 32 D 24 L 12 GOALS 114-98

League Results

English Division Three

15.01.2000 Chester City 0-2 Rotherham Utd

14.08.1999 Rotherham Utd 4-0 Chester City

08.05.1999 Chester City 1-1 Rotherham Utd

18.12.1998 Rotherham Utd 2-4 Chester City

21.02.1998 Chester City 4-0 Rotherham Utd

27.09.1997 Rotherham Utd 4-2 Chester City

English Division Two

04.02.1995 Chester City 4-4 Rotherham Utd

26.11.1994 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Chester City

19.03.1993 Chester City 1-2 Rotherham Utd

03.11.1992 Rotherham Utd 3-3 Chester City

English Division Three (old)

30.03.1991 Chester City 1-2 Rotherham Utd

26.12.1990 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Chester City

28.04.1990 Chester City 2-0 Rotherham Utd

11.11.1989 Rotherham Utd 5-0 Chester City

30.01.1988 Chester City 1-0 Rotherham Utd

31.08.1987 Rotherham Utd 5-2 Chester City

11.04.1987 Chester City 1-0 Rotherham Utd

04.11.1986 Rotherham Utd 3-0 Chester City

21.03.1981 Chester City 0-1 Rotherham Utd

21.10.1980 Rotherham Utd 0-0 Chester City

01.04.1980 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Chester City

21.12.1979 Chester City 3-1 Rotherham Utd

21.04.1979 Rotherham Utd 0-1 Chester City

14.03.1979 Chester City 0-1 Rotherham Utd

11.03.1978 Chester City 2-1 Rotherham Utd

15.10.1977 Rotherham Utd 1-1 Chester City

05.03.1977 Chester City 1-3 Rotherham Utd

25.09.1976 Rotherham Utd 1-1 Chester City

07.02.1976 Chester City 3-1 Rotherham Utd

04.11.1975 Rotherham Utd 0-1 Chester City

English Division Four (old)

11.01.1975 Chester City 0-1 Rotherham Utd

07.12.1974 Rotherham Utd 1-2 Chester City

30.03.1974 Rotherham Utd 3-2 Chester City

03.11.1973 Chester City 1-0 Rotherham Utd

English Division Three (North)

16.04.1951 Rotherham Utd 0-0 Chester City

14.04.1951 Chester City 1-2 Rotherham Utd

04.03.1950 Chester City 4-2 Rotherham Utd

19.09.1949 Rotherham Utd 3-2 Chester City

26.03.1949 Chester City 1-1 Rotherham Utd

30.10.1948 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Chester City

14.02.1948 Chester City 2-3 Rotherham Utd

27.09.1947 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Chester City

26.12.1946 Rotherham Utd 3-1 Chester City

25.12.1946 Chester City 2-2 Rotherham Utd

18.03.1939 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Chester City

12.11.1938 Chester City 1-4 Rotherham Utd

27.12.1937 Rotherham Utd 4-1 Chester City

25.12.1937 Chester City 2-3 Rotherham Utd

17.04.1937 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Chester City

12.12.1936 Chester City 2-1 Rotherham Utd

22.02.1936 Rotherham Utd 1-2 Chester City

19.10.1935 Chester City 0-0 Rotherham Utd

09.03.1935 Rotherham Utd 6-1 Chester City

27.10.1934 Chester City 4-1 Rotherham Utd

30.12.1933 Rotherham Utd 0-3 Chester City

26.08.1933 Chester City 5-1 Rotherham Utd

07.01.1933 Rotherham Utd 0-5 Chester City

03.09.1932 Chester City 1-0 Rotherham Utd

12.03.1932 Rotherham Utd 3-0 Chester City

31.10.1931 Chester City 2-1 Rotherham Utd



Cup Results

FA Cup

24.11.1986 r1r2 Chester City 1-0 Rotherham Utd

18.11.1986 r1r Rotherham Utd 1-1 Chester City aet

15.11.1986 r1 Chester City 1-1 Rotherham Utd

23.11.1974 r1 Rotherham Utd 1-0 Chester City

26.11.1932 r1 Chester City 4-0 Rotherham Utd



Auto Windscreens Shield

26.09.1995 n.r1g2 Chester City 0-1 Rotherham Utd

Autoglass Trophy

07.12.1993 n.r2 Chester City 1-0 Rotherham Utd

21.01.1992 n.r1 Rotherham Utd 3-0 Chester City








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Date:Tuesday August 28 2007

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A repeat of the 1989 meeting will do nicely thank you.
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