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RUFC - Head-to-Head v Accrington

Accrington Stanley spent a total of 44 years outside the Football League following their resignation in 1962, but it's a further 11 years back that we find the last encounter between the 2 clubs in the Football League at Millmoor.
10th February 1951 to be exact, and Rotherham were on their way to the 3rd Division North title following a 6-2 demolition of Accrington in front of 14,504 fans at a delirious Millmoor.
Jack Shaw helped himself to an hat-trick, his 4th treble of the season in League and Cup, to take his goals total for the campaign to 34.
Jack Grainger (2) and Norman Noble completed the rout.

Rotherham team
1. DANNY BOLTON
2. JACK SELKIRK
3. NORMAN NOBLE
4. JOHN EDWARDS
5. HORACE WILLIAMS
6. COLIN RAWSON
7. JACK GRAINGER
8. LEN WHITE
9. JACK SHAW
10. DANNY WILLIAMS
11. JIMMY RUDD

Rotherham had also scored 6 times in the previous meeting, but this time without reply.
Christmas came early for the Millers on this occasion on Christmas Eve 1949 as Stanley were walloped 6-0 in front of 9,448.
Ken Bower was the hat-trick hero in this game though, Jack Shaw netted just the once, with the others coming from Jack Grainger and Jimmy Rudd.
However this still wasn't Rotherham's highest ever victory against the Reds from Peel Park.
You have to go way back to 4th October 1930, and a 8-1 win to find that record.
7,070 saw Vic Wright netting 4 times, William Hick hitting an hat-trick and R. Gray get one goal.
This was to be Vic Wright's parting shot(s) for The Millers as he was transferred to reigning League Champions Sheffield Wednesday just 10 days later, after hitting 8 goals in 7 games that season.

HOME...P 21 W 13 D 4 L 4 GOALS 54-27
AWAY...P 22 W 9 D 3 L 10 GOALS 36-44
CUPS...P 3 W 0 D 1 L 1 GOALS 3-8
TOTALS.P 46 W 22 D 9 L 15 GOALS 93-79

League Results
English League Two
17-11-2007 Accrington St 0-1 Rotherham
English DIvision Three (North)
10.02.1951 Rotherham Utd 6-2 Accrington St
01.01.1951 Accrington St 0-2 Rotherham Utd
24.12.1949 Rotherham Utd 6-0 Accrington St
27.08.1949 Accrington St 1-4 Rotherham Utd
30.08.1948 Rotherham Utd 1-0 Accrington St
25.08.1948 Accrington St 2-3 Rotherham Utd
01.05.1948 Accrington St 0-1 Rotherham Utd
22.09.1947 Rotherham Utd 1-0 Accrington St
22.03.1947 Accrington St 2-3 Rotherham Utd
16.11.1946 Rotherham Utd 4-1 Accrington St
22.04.1939 Accrington St 2-1 Rotherham Utd
17.12.1938 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Accrington St
18.04.1938 Rotherham Utd 1-1 Accrington St
15.04.1938 Accrington St 0-0 Rotherham Utd
01.05.1937 Rotherham Utd 2-2 Accrington St
01.01.1937 Accrington St 3-0 Rotherham Utd
22.04.1936 Accrington St 1-1 Rotherham Utd
21.12.1935 Rotherham Utd 1-3 Accrington St
06.04.1935 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Accrington St
12.01.1935 Accrington St 2-3 Rotherham Utd
24.03.1934 Rotherham Utd 3-1 Accrington St
11.11.1933 Accrington St 2-2 Rotherham Utd
05.09.1932 Rotherham Utd 2-3 Accrington St
29.08.1932 Accrington St 5-1 Rotherham Utd
13.02.1932 Rotherham Utd 2-3 Accrington St
03.10.1931 Accrington St(1) 5-2 Rotherham Utd
07.02.1931 Accrington St(1) 3-2 Rotherham Utd
04.10.1930 Rotherham Utd 8-1 Accrington St
08.02.1930 Rotherham Utd 2-4 Accrington St
05.10.1929 Accrington St 2-0 Rotherham Utd
05.01.1929 Accrington St 1-3 Rotherham Utd
01.09.1928 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Accrington St
10.03.1928 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Accrington St
29.10.1927 Accrington St 3-1 Rotherham Utd
30.04.1927 Accrington St 3-1 Rotherham Utd
24.01.1927 Rotherham Utd 1-1 Accrington St
06.02.1926 Accrington St 2-3 Rotherham Utd
26.09.1925 Rotherham Utd 3-1 Accrington St
27.12.1924 Rotherham Cty 1-1 Accrington St
30.08.1924 Accrington St 2-0 Rotherham Cty
22.03.1924 Rotherham Cty 2-0 Accrington St
15.03.1924 Accrington St 3-2 Rotherham Cty

Cup Results
English FA Cup
02.12.1931 r1r Accrington St 5-0 Rotherham Utd
28.11.1931 r1 Rotherham Utd 0-0 Accrington St
Football League Trophy
18-10-2005 r1 Rotherham 3-3 Accrington St (Rotherham won 3-2 on pens)


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