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RUFC - Head to Head v Shrewsbury

Here is a look at the history of the fixture over the years.

Shrewsbury Town will always be remembered in Rotherham United's history as our opponents on our first, and hopefully not last, trip to Wembley for the Auto Windscreens Shield Final in 1996.
They also provided the Semi-Final opposition in the 1961 League Cup when we won to became, along with Aston Villa, the first ever finalists of the competition.

However, our League record at Millmoor against the Shrews has been very patchy, with the Shropshire side equalling our tally of 8 wins, with 5 games being drawn.
The last outing in August 1999 was our first victory over Shrewsbury in 7 games at Millmoor.
The game set off to a blistering pace with Andy Turner opening the scoring after just 2 minutes, and Rob Scott doubling the lead a minute later.
21 minutes into the game and Darren Garner put Rotherham into a commanding 3-0 lead, before grabbing his brace of goals 12 minutes from half-time to give the Millers an un-assailable 4-0 lead at the interval.
The lack-lustre Town defence shut up shop after the break and no more goals were added, but the Rotherham fans amongst the crowd of 2,708 went home the happier as Rotherham climbed to 11th in Division 3.
Rotherham's team that day
1. Pollitt
2. Varty
3. Scott
4. Dillon
5. Warner
6. Garner
7. Berry
8. Watson
9. Fortune-West
10. Thompson
11. Turner
Subs.
Wilsterman
Sedgewick
Hudson

On the other side of the coin was a 4-0 Millmoor defeat to Shrewsbury on the opening day of the 1994-1995 season.
Town ran into a 3-0 lead by half time and added another in the second to stun the 3,762 home crowd.
Goals coming from, Mark Taylor, former Villa player Dean Spink who netted twice, and well travelled Striker Wayne Clarke who also hit the net for Man City, Everton and Wolves to name just a few.
This equalled Rotherham's highest ever home opening day defeat set in 1956 with a 4-0 reverse to Sheff United.
Rotherham team against Shrewsbury
1. Clarke
2. Smith
3. Hurst
4. Wilder
5. Breckin
6. Richardson
7. Hazel
8. Goodwin
9. Goater
10. Varadi
11. James
Sub
Brien

Total record v Shrewsbury Town
Home P 21 W 8 D 5 L 8 GOALS 27-24
Away P 21 W 5 D 5 L 11 GOALS 20-31
Cups P 6 W 4 D 1 L 1 GOALS 14-9

TOTAL P 48 W 17 D 11 L 20 GOALS 61-64

League Results
English Division Three
29.01.2000 Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Rotherham Utd
28.08.1999 Rotherham Utd 4-0 Shrewsbury Town
20.04.1999 Shrewsbury Town 2-3 Rotherham Utd
03.10.1998 Rotherham Utd 0-1 Shrewsbury Town
14.02.1998 Rotherham Utd 0-1 Shrewsbury Town
04.10.1997 Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Rotherham Utd

English Division Two
22.03.1997 Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Rotherham Utd
24.08.1996 Rotherham Utd 1-2 Shrewsbury Town
06.04.1996 Rotherham Utd 2-2 Shrewsbury Town
28.10.1995 Shrewsbury Town 3-1 Rotherham Utd
16.12.1994 Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Rotherham Utd
13.08.1994 Rotherham Utd 0-4 Shrewsbury Town

English Division Three (Old)
12.01.1991 Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Rotherham Utd
01.09.1990 Rotherham Utd 2-2 Shrewsbury Town
24.02.1990 Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Rotherham Utd
25.11.1989 Rotherham Utd 4-2 Shrewsbury Town

English Division Two (Old)
05.03.1983 Rotherham Utd 0-3 Shrewsbury Town
23.10.1982 Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Rotherham Utd
16.02.1982 Rotherham Utd 3-0 Shrewsbury Town
03.10.1981 Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Rotherham Utd

English Division Three (Old)
10.05.1979 Shrewsbury Town 3-1 Rotherham Utd
28.10.1978 Rotherham Utd 1-2 Shrewsbury Town
04.04.1978 Rotherham Utd 0-0 Shrewsbury Town
27.09.1977 Shrewsbury Town 4-1 Rotherham Utd
01.02.1977 Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Rotherham Utd
06.11.1976 Rotherham Utd 1-0 Shrewsbury Town
21.02.1976 Rotherham Utd 0-1 Shrewsbury Town
15.11.1975 Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Rotherham Utd

English Divisin Four (Old)
08.04.1975 Shrewsbury Town 3-1 Rotherham Utd
01.10.1974 Rotherham Utd 0-0 Shrewsbury Town

English Division Three (Old)
11.11.1972 Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Rotherham Utd
19.09.1972 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Shrewsbury Town
12.02.1972 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Shrewsbury Town
23.10.1971 Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Rotherham Utd
17.10.1970 Rotherham Utd 1-1 Shrewsbury Town
15.08.1970 Shrewsbury Town 4-2 Rotherham Utd
07.10.1969 Rotherham Utd 1-2 Shrewsbury Town
16.08.1969 Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Rotherham Utd
21.12.1968 Rotherham Utd 1-0 Shrewsbury Town
19.10.1968 Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Rotherham Utd

English Division Three (North)
21.04.1951 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Shrewsbury Town
02.12.1950 Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Rotherham Utd

Cup Results
English FA Cup
21.04.1951 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Shrewsbury Town
02.12.1950 Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Rotherham Utd

English League Cup
13.10.1965 r3 Shrewsbury Town 2-5 Rotherham Utd
10.04.1961 sf-2 Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Rotherham Utd aet
21.03.1961 sf-1 Rotherham Utd 3-2 Shrewsbury Town

English Auto Windscreen Shield
07.12.1999 n.r1 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Shrewsbury Town
14.04.1996 fn Rotherham Utd 2-1 Shrewsbury Town (n)



Writer:ZIPADEEDOODAH
Date:Thursday November 22 2007
Time: 3:34PM

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