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RUFC - First Game

mvmiller attended his first Football match when the game in this country was at an all time high, just 35 days after England's greatest moment, the 4-2 World Cup Final win over West Germany.
By coincidence the scorelines were identical.


Here's his recollection of the day.
I can remember it was sunny and my dad insisted that I took my cowboy style flask full with water so I could have a drink I thought you could not get a drink there only realised later it was because my dad was a bit tight
the other thing that sticks in my mind was that we let in a late goal and the people who were stood in front of us had gone early so I thought they wouldn't ever know the correct score I still cannot understand anyone leaving early to this day.

Match details
ROTHERHAM UNITED 4 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 2

DIVISION 2

Millers goals....Barry Lyons 2, Lol Chappell, John Galley

Attendance 9,084


Teams
Rotherham
1. ALAN HILL...Making his Millers debut following injury to Rodney Jones.
2. HAROLD WILCOCKSON
3. COLIN CLISH
4. CHRIS RABJOHN
5. JOHN HASELDON
6. BRIAN TILER
7. BARRY LYONS
8. BOBBY WILLIAMS
9. JOHN GALLEY
10. FRANK CASPER
11. LOL CHAPPELL

Plymouth Argyle
1. PETER SHEARING
2. TONY ROUNSEVELL
3. DOUG BAIRD
4. DUNCAN NEALE
5. ANDY NELSON
6. JOHN NEWMAN
7. BARRIE JONES
8. NORMAN PIPER
9. MIKE BICKLE
10. DICK REYNOLDS
11. NICK JENNINGS

Rotherham moved up to 8th place in Division 2 following this victory, while Plymouth moved down to 13th.

Other Football League results that day were...

Saturday 3rd September 1966
Division One

Aston Villa 3-0 Manchester City
Burnley 1-1 Leeds Utd
Everton 0-1 Stoke City
Fulham 0-1 Sheffield Utd
Manchester Utd 3-2 Newcastle Utd
Nottingham For 2-1 West Brom Alb
Sheffield Wed 1-1 Leicester City
Southampton 0-3 Chelsea
Sunderland 4-0 Blackpool
Tottenham H 3-1 Arsenal
West Ham Utd 1-1 Liverpool

Division Two
Bury 1-3 Portsmouth
Cardiff City 4-2 Carlisle Utd
Coventry City 1-1 Birmingham City
Crystal Palace 3-2 Bolton Wan
Derby Co 0-2 Charlton Ath
Huddersfield T 3-1 Blackburn Rov
Millwall 1-0 Northampton Town
Norwich City 1-2 Ipswich Town
Preston NE 4-2 Hull City
Rotherham Utd 4-2 Plymouth Argyle
Wolverhampton W 1-1 Bristol City

Division Three
Brighton & HA 0-0 Doncaster Rov
Bristol Rov 1-0 Shrewsbury Town
Colchester Utd 2-1 Watford
Darlington 0-1 Reading
Gillingham 0-0 Walsall
Oldham Ath 4-1 Swansea City
Oxford Utd 1-1 Middlesbrough
Peterborough Utd 2-1 Grimsby Town
Queen's Park Rgs 3-1 Swindon Town
Sc**thorpe Utd 0-1 Bournemouth
Torquay Utd 1-2 Mansfield Town

Division Four
Aldershot 3-1 Brentford
Barrow 2-2 Southport
Bradford City 2-3 Bradford Park Av
Crewe Alexandra 4-1 Notts Co
Luton Town 3-1 Newport Co
Port Vale 1-1 Chester City
Tranmere Rov 1-1 Exeter City
Wrexham 4-0 Halifax Town





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Date:Sunday October 21 2007

Time: 1:22PM

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I remember Alan Hill in goal but not Rodney Jones who he was deputising for
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