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RUFC - Head to Head - v Wrexham

Ahead of Saturday's visit to Wrexham, here is the history of the fixture over the years.

With just 7 victory's in 35 League visits to Wrexham, The Racecourse Ground is hardly one of Rotherham's favourite haunts over the years.
Although one good point if you believe in superstitions is the fact that the last 3 Millers wins here have all been in promotion winning seasons.

Last time out was in September 2000 and the 92 miles from Rotherham to Wrexham must have seemed like 992 to some travelling Millers as the Petrol strikes and the blockades made the journey torturous to some.
This was reflected in the poor gate of 2,126, which was half of Wrexham's seasonal average at that time.
The fans who did make the journey comfortably were treated as Paul Warne put the Millers 1-0 up after just 2 minutes.
Rob Scott doubled the scoreline on 56 minutes and Paul Warne claimed his second with 11 minutes left, and despite Hector Sam hitting a consolation after 89 the game and the points were already Rotherham's.
This was a blessed relief for The Millers as we had been humiliated just 3 days earlier as we lost 6-1 at Cambridge.
The Wrexham game was arguably the turning point of the season as we swept to our 2nd successive promotion.

The previous victory came at the end of season 1991-92.
United were on the brink of promotion from Division 4 and came back from North Wales with a 3-0 scoreline in a totally one-sided game, leaving us with just 1 point needed to claim promotion.
3,477 fans saw Shaun Goater giving Rotherham a first half lead, and further goals from Goater and Des Hazel set up the promotion party 4 days later v Chesterfield at Millmoor.

The third win in this trilogy came during March in the Championship winning season of 1988-89.
2,929 saw Rotherham reach half time with a reasonable 1-1 scoreline against Wrexham who were also chasing promotion.
Kevin Russell netting for the home side, and Bobby Williamson replying for Rotherham with his 18th goal of the season.
However the second half belonged to 2nd placed Rotherham as Williamson notched his second and Stewart Evans hit a brace to complete the 4-1 rout.

The games to forget at Wrexham were obviously the 2 heavy defeats of 1995 and 1978.
Carl Muggleton was the humiliated Keeper in the 7-0 defeat in 1995 in just his 2nd game of his loan spell from Stoke City.
Young New Zealand born defender Scott Smith was unfortunately playing his first League game of the season also.
Meanwhile Tom McAllister was the one with the bad back following the 7-1 defeat in April 1978 as Wrexham won the 3rd Division championship in front of 16,586 mainly celebratory fans.
Trevor Phillips scored the solitary Millers goal as Rotherham went in 5-0 down at Half-time.

Total Record
Home P 35 W 15 D 10 L 10 GOALS 62-42
Away P 35 W 7 D 6 L 22 GOALS 39-73
Cups P 3 W 1 D 0 L 2 GOALS 3-8
Total P 73 W 23 D 16 L 34 GOALS 104-123

League Results
English Division Two
20.02.2001 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Wrexham
12.09.2000 Wrexham 1-3 Rotherham Utd
08.04.1997 Wrexham 1-0 Rotherham Utd
22.02.1997 Rotherham Utd 0-0 Wrexham
04.05.1996 Rotherham Utd 0-1 Wrexham
18.11.1995 Wrexham 7-0 Rotherham Utd
22.04.1995 Rotherham Utd 0-1 Wrexham
14.03.1995 Wrexham 3-1 Rotherham Utd
17.12.1993 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Wrexham
14.08.1993 Wrexham 3-3 Rotherham Utd

English Division Four (old)
28.04.1992 Wrexham 0-3 Rotherham Utd
07.03.1992 Rotherham Utd 3-0 Wrexham
18.03.1989 Wrexham 1-4 Rotherham Utd
10.09.1988 Rotherham Utd 2-2 Wrexham

English Division Two (old)
15.05.1982 Wrexham 3-2 Rotherham Utd
23.02.1982 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Wrexham

English Division Three (old)
22.04.1978 Wrexham 7-1 Rotherham Utd
03.12.1977 Rotherham Utd 2-2 Wrexham
18.04.1977 Wrexham 2-1 Rotherham Utd
15.02.1977 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Wrexham
17.01.1976 Wrexham 3-0 Rotherham Utd
20.09.1975 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Wrexham
20.01.1973 Rotherham Utd 1-1 Wrexham
02.09.1972 Wrexham 1-0 Rotherham Utd
15.04.1972 Wrexham 0-0 Rotherham Utd
27.11.1971 Rotherham Utd 2-2 Wrexham
12.04.1971 Rotherham Utd 1-1 Wrexham
12.09.1970 Wrexham 1-1 Rotherham Utd

English Division Three (North)
23.12.1950 Wrexham 0-0 Rotherham Utd
26.08.1950 Rotherham Utd 5-0 Wrexham
17.12.1949 Wrexham 0-1 Rotherham Utd
20.08.1949 Rotherham Utd 2-2 Wrexham
05.02.1949 Rotherham Utd 1-3 Wrexham
18.09.1948 Wrexham 0-4 Rotherham Utd
20.03.1948 Wrexham 1-3 Rotherham Utd
01.11.1947 Rotherham Utd 6-0 Wrexham
03.05.1947 Rotherham Utd 3-2 Wrexham
11.09.1946 Wrexham 1-1 Rotherham Utd
14.01.1939 Wrexham 2-0 Rotherham Utd
10.09.1938 Rotherham Utd 3-0 Wrexham
26.02.1938 Rotherham Utd 1-1 Wrexham
16.10.1937 Wrexham 2-0 Rotherham Utd
09.01.1937 Wrexham 4-2 Rotherham Utd
12.09.1936 Rotherham Utd 2-2 Wrexham
28.12.1935 Wrexham 2-0 Rotherham Utd
31.08.1935 Rotherham Utd 1-2 Wrexham
23.02.1935 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Wrexham
13.10.1934 Wrexham 0-1 Rotherham Utd
21.04.1934 Rotherham Utd 1-3 Wrexham
07.03.1934 Wrexham 4-0 Rotherham Utd
22.04.1933 Rotherham Utd 0-2 Wrexham
01.03.1933 Wrexham 5-1 Rotherham Utd
20.02.1932 Wrexham 1-0 Rotherham Utd
10.10.1931 Rotherham Utd 0-0 Wrexham
17.09.1930 Wrexham 3-2 Rotherham Utd
08.09.1930 Rotherham Utd 1-4 Wrexham
26.04.1930 Rotherham Utd 1-3 Wrexham
21.12.1929 Wrexham 1-0 Rotherham Utd
20.04.1929 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Wrexham
08.12.1928 Wrexham 2-0 Rotherham Utd
25.02.1928 Rotherham Utd 0-1 Wrexham
15.10.1927 Wrexham 3-2 Rotherham Utd
08.09.1926 Wrexham 3-0 Rotherham Utd
30.08.1926 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Wrexham
23.01.1926 Rotherham Utd 6-2 Wrexham
12.09.1925 Wrexham 2-2 Rotherham Utd
13.04.1925 Rotherham Cty 0-1 Wrexham
10.04.1925 Wrexham 3-1 Rotherham Cty
15.09.1923 Wrexham 1-0 Rotherham Cty
08.09.1923 Rotherham Cty 2-1 Wrexham

Cup Results
18.11.2000 r1 Wrexham 0-1 Rotherham Utd
03.12.1994 r2 Wrexham 5-2 Rotherham Utd
15.12.1973 r2 Wrexham 3-0 Rotherham Utd

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Date:Wednesday September 12 2007
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