Date:Wednesday December 12 2007
Here's a look at the history of this fixture.
Rotherham have a pretty good record at Bradford after 10 wins and 4 draws coming from 28 games.
Last time out was a 1-1 draw back in August 2006, and the Millers held on to a point despite losing 2 players through injury before the half hour mark was reached.
Centre forward Delroy Facey was the first to go after 11 minutes, then defender Ian Sharps left the field on 28.
However, Rotherham took the lead just 4 minutes later when young Striker Will Hoskins beat the advancing City keeper Donovan Ricketts to put the depleted Millers 1-0 up.
The lead was held until 14 minutes from time when old Millers enemy Dean Windass struck for the hosts.
Worse was to come for Rotherham when Hoskins was ordered from the field 2 minutes from time for a second bookable offence, but despite all this Rotherham took a point back to Millmoor, to leave us on minus 3 following the 10 point deduction.
Our last victory at Bradford came the season before, almost exactly 2 years ago on December 17th 2005.
Rotherham entered the game with a new man in charge, as Alan Knill took over the hot-seat from Mick Harford following the latter's axing the previous week after a 3-0 Cup defeat to Non-League Yeovil at Millmoor.
This game also saw our first win in any competition for 18 games.
Lee Williamson opened the scoring for Rotherham with a blistering 20 yarder after 21 minutes, and the lead was doubled on the hour mark by Striker Deon Burton with his 10th league goal of the campaign.
Dean Windass (yes him again) pulled back the deficit on 77 with a penalty given for a Gregor Robertson handball, but Rotherham held on for maximum points to lift us back out of the relegation zone for the first time in a month.
The massive change around in the playing staff at Millmoor is shown in the line-up that day, with not one of the starting 11 still at the club.
Other memorable victories were the 3-0 wins in 1995 and 1992.
The 1995 game was played on Easter Monday and the Millers went into an 2-0 interval lead following goals from Andy Hayward and on-loan Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Farrelly.
Another on-loan player Striker Nathan Peel from Burnley completed the scoring in the second half with his 4th goal in his 6th game for Rotherham.
The 1992 encounter was played on November 28th, and the 3-0 scoreline took us into the automatic promotion places in our first season back in the 3rd tier of English Football.
As in 1995, Rotherham led 2-0 at half time, this time with goals from Des Hazel and Dean Barrick.
Ian Banks completed the scoring to lift us up into 3rd place.
The game to forget was obviously the 11-1 defeat in the opening League fixture of the 1928-29 season.
12,356 saw this rout which still stands as City's highest ever League victory and Rotherham's biggest League defeat.
J. Pears scored the consolation goal for the Millers in this Division 3 North fixture.
Home....P 28 W 18 D 5 L 5 GOALS 54-28
Away....P 28 W 10 D 4 L 14 GOALS 36-53
Cups....P 8 W 1 D 2 L 5 GOALS 4-16
TOTAL...P 64 W 29 D 11 L 24 GOALS 94-97
English League One
03.03.2007 Rotherham Utd 4-1 Bradford City
26.08.2006 Bradford City 1-1 Rotherham Utd
17.12.2005 Bradford City 1-2 Rotherham Utd
20.08.2005 Rotherham Utd 1-1 Bradford City
English Division One
06.03.2004 Rotherham Utd 1-2 Bradford City
20.12.2003 Bradford City 0-2 Rotherham Utd
18.01.2003 Rotherham Utd 3-2 Bradford City
31.08.2002 Bradford City 4-2 Rotherham Utd
16.03.2002 Rotherham Utd 1-1 Bradford City
08.12.2001 Bradford City 3-1 Rotherham Utd
English Divison Two
16.03.1996 Bradford City 2-0 Rotherham Utd
23.01.1996 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Bradford City
17.04.1995 Bradford City 0-3 Rotherham Utd
26.12.1994 Rotherham Utd 3-1 Bradford City
02.04.1994 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Bradford City
27.12.1993 Bradford City 2-1 Rotherham Utd
23.03.1993 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Bradford City
28.11.1992 Bradford City 0-3 Rotherham Utd
English Division Three
11.05.1991 Bradford City 1-0 Rotherham Utd
03.11.1990 Rotherham Utd 0-2 Bradford City
08.04.1985 Bradford City 1-1 Rotherham Utd
01.01.1985 Rotherham Utd 1-2 Bradford City
18.02.1984 Bradford City 1-0 Rotherham Utd
29.10.1983 Rotherham Utd 1-0 Bradford City
25.02.1978 Bradford City 3-0 Rotherham Utd
01.10.1977 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Bradford City
English Division Four
16.04.1975 Bradford City 1-1 Rotherham Utd
24.09.1974 Rotherham Utd 4-0 Bradford City
23.10.1973 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Bradford City
12.09.1973 Bradford City 2-1 Rotherham Utd
English Divisin Three
01.01.1972 Bradford City 1-0 Rotherham Utd
18.09.1971 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Bradford City
20.03.1971 Rotherham Utd 1-1 Bradford City
07.11.1970 Bradford City 1-1 Rotherham Utd
31.01.1970 Bradford City 0-1 Rotherham Utd
04.10.1969 Rotherham Utd 2-3 Bradford City
English Division Three (North)
03.03.1951 Bradford City 3-4 Rotherham Utd
14.10.1950 Rotherham Utd 1-0 Bradford City
25.02.1950 Rotherham Utd 5-2 Bradford City
19.11.1949 Bradford City 1-2 Rotherham Utd
26.02.1949 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Bradford City
02.10.1948 Bradford City 1-2 Rotherham Utd
06.03.1948 Bradford City 0-1 Rotherham Utd
18.10.1947 Rotherham Utd 4-1 Bradford City
31.05.1947 Bradford City 2-0 Rotherham Utd
02.11.1946 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Bradford City
25.03.1939 Bradford City 5-2 Rotherham Utd
19.11.1938 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Bradford City
22.01.1938 Bradford City 3-2 Rotherham Utd
11.09.1937 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Bradford City
29.12.1928 Rotherham Utd 2-2 Bradford City
25.08.1928 Bradford City 11-1 Rotherham Utd
21.04.1928 Rotherham Utd 0-0 Bradford City
14.03.1928 Bradford City 3-1 Rotherham Utd
English Division Two
21.04.1923 Rotherham Cty 0-2 Bradford City
14.04.1923 Bradford City 0-1 Rotherham Cty
English FA Cup
13.12.1975 r2 Rotherham Utd 0-3 Bradford City
10.12.1927 r2 Bradford City 2-3 Rotherham Utd
English League Cup
11.09.2001 r2 Rotherham Utd 0-4 Bradford City
13.08.1980 r1-2 Bradford City 0-0 Rotherham Utd
09.08.1980 r1-1 Rotherham Utd 1-3 Bradford City
English Football League Trophy
22.08.1981 r1g2 Bradford City 3-0 Rotherham Utd
English Division Three Cup North
08.02.1939 r1r Bradford City 1-0 Rotherham Utd
30.01.1939 r1 Rotherham Utd 0-0 Bradford City
THANKS TO ZIPADEEDOODAH FOR THIS ARTICLE
Date:Wednesday December 12 2007
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