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RUFC - Head-to-Head v Brentford
The Millers have been regular visitors to Griffin Park since 1973, and have only lost once there in the past 5 visits dating back to 1998.
Last time out was a Friday night trip on 12th October 2007.
The game ended 1-1 but Manager Mark Robins was disappointed not to come away with all 3 points.
After Marc Newsham had hit the upright on 20 minutes, Brentford took the lead 10 minutes after the break as Lee Thorpe latched on to a Ricky Shakes through ball to hit the ball with confidence past Millers keper Andy Warrington.
Just 7 minutes later though, Thorpe was beaten in the air by Graham Coughlan who converted the equaliser from a cross by his centre half partner Ian Sharps.
Rotherham had 2 great chances to win after the equaliser from Peter Holmes and Marc Newsham, but they both found Bees keeper Brown in good form.
The points were shared, but Robins had this to say after the game,
'I'm disappointed not to have gone away with more than a point, we put them under some real pressure and had the better of the chances.
'We also should have had a penalty when Stephen Brogan was brought down in the first half, it was a stone-wall penalty, but those decisions just aren't going for us at the moment.'
Bees boss Terry Butcher was just happy to see his side's losing streak come to an end after three straight defeats. He added: 'That will give us some confidence to build on.

Brentford
1 Brown
2 O'Connor
3 Basey
15 Heywood
25 Starosta
5 Mackie
12 Mousinho
11 Poole
29 Shakes
9 Thorpe
16 Ide

Substitutes
27 Hamer
18 Charles (Mackie 85)
4 Moore (Poole 88)
8 Pead
10 Connell (Ide 77)
Rotherham
1 Warrington
5 Sharps
11 Brogan
3 Hurst
6 Coughlan
4 Harrison
7 Todd
14 Bean
17 Newsham
2 Tonge
9 Holmes, D

Substitutes
27 Annerson
29 Cresswell
16 Yates (Todd 83)
8 Holmes, P (Hurst 62)
15 O'Grady (Holmes 46)
Gate....3,841

Personally, my favourite visit to Brentford was on February 2nd 1991.
Rotherham were well rooted to the foot of Division 3 and 7 points adrift of safety after just 2 draws from 12 away League games.
While Brentford were in 4th position just 4 points away from an Automatic promotion place.
So when Chelsea old boy Keith Jones opened the scoring for the Bees during the first half, another defeat looked likely.
However, the Millers came out in the second half the stronger, and former Manchester United Midfielder Mark Dempsey gave Rotherham a deserved equaliser.
Going into the final minute and good work from Stewart Evans found Millers debutant loanee from Sunderland, Tony Cullen down the left.
He looked up and curled the ball from outside the penalty area past the disparing arms of Bees keeper and former Sheffield United stopper, Graham Benstead.
The fans congregated behind the goal that Cullen had just scored into celebrated the first away league victory of the season as if it was a promotion winner.

Brentford
1. Benstead
2. Ratcliffe
3. Fleming
4. Millen
5. Evans
6. Buckle
7. Jones
8. Gayle
9. Cadette
10. Blissett
11. Smillie
substitutes
12. Godfrey (Jones)
14. Holdsworth (Gayle)

Rotherham
1. O'Hanlon
2. Forrest
3. Russell
4. Thompson
5. Johnson
6. Robinson
7. Goodwin
8. Dempsey
9. Goater
10. Mendonca
11. Hazel
Substitutes
12. Evans (Dempsey)
14. Law (Johnson)
Gate 5,540

Complete Record
Home....P 25 W 13 D 6 L 6 GOALS 47-29
Away....P 25 W 7 D 8 L 10 GOALS 31-37
Cups....P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 GOALS 2-3
Totals...P 52 W 21 D 14 L 17 GOALS 80-69

League Results
Rotherham United make the trip to Brentford's Griffin Park ground on Saturday, here's a look at the history of this fixture.

The Millers have been regular visitors to Griffin Park since 1973, and have only lost once there in the past 5 visits dating back to 1998.
Last time out was a Friday night trip on 12th October 2007.
The game ended 1-1 but Manager Mark Robins was disappointed not to come away with all 3 points.
After Marc Newsham had hit the upright on 20 minutes, Brentford took the lead 10 minutes after the break as Lee Thorpe latched on to a Ricky Shakes through ball to hit the ball with confidence past Millers keper Andy Warrington.
Just 7 minutes later though, Thorpe was beaten in the air by Graham Coughlan who converted the equaliser from a cross by his centre half partner Ian Sharps.
Rotherham had 2 great chances to win after the equaliser from Peter Holmes and Marc Newsham, but they both found Bees keeper Brown in good form.
The points were shared, but Robins had this to say after the game,
'I'm disappointed not to have gone away with more than a point, we put them under some real pressure and had the better of the chances.
'We also should have had a penalty when Stephen Brogan was brought down in the first half, it was a stone-wall penalty, but those decisions just aren't going for us at the moment.'
Bees boss Terry Butcher was just happy to see his side's losing streak come to an end after three straight defeats. He added: 'That will give us some confidence to build on.


Brentford
1 Brown
2 O'Connor
3 Basey
15 Heywood
25 Starosta
5 Mackie
12 Mousinho
11 Poole
29 Shakes
9 Thorpe
16 Ide

Substitutes
27 Hamer
18 Charles (Mackie 85)
4 Moore (Poole 88)
8 Pead
10 Connell (Ide 77)

Rotherham United
1 Warrington
5 Sharps
11 Brogan
3 Hurst
6 Coughlan
4 Harrison
7 Todd
14 Bean
17 Newsham
2 Tonge
9 Holmes, D

Substitutes
27 Annerson
29 Cresswell
16 Yates (Todd 83)
8 Holmes, P (Hurst 62)
15 O'Grady (Holmes 46)
Gate....3,841

Personally, my favourite visit to Brentford was on February 2nd 1991.
Rotherham were well rooted to the foot of Division 3 and 7 points adrift of safety after just 2 draws from 12 away League games.
While Brentford were in 4th position just 4 points away from an Automatic promotion place.
So when Chelsea old boy Keith Jones opened the scoring for the Bees during the first half, another defeat looked likely.
However, the Millers came out in the second half the stronger, and former Manchester United Midfielder Mark Dempsey gave Rotherham a deserved equaliser.
Going into the final minute and good work from Stewart Evans found Millers debutant loanee from Sunderland, Tony Cullen down the left.
He looked up and curled the ball from outside the penalty area past the disparing arms of Bees keeper and former Sheffield United stopper, Graham Benstead.
The fans congregated behind the goal that Cullen had just scored into celebrated the first away league victory of the season as if it was a promotion winner.

Brentford
1. Benstead
2. Ratcliffe
3. Fleming
4. Millen
5. Evans
6. Buckle
7. Jones
8. Gayle
9. Cadette
10. Blissett
11. Smillie
substitutes
12. Godfrey (Jones)
14. Holdsworth (Gayle)

Rotherham United
1. O'Hanlon
2. Forrest
3. Russell
4. Thompson
5. Johnson
6. Robinson
7. Goodwin
8. Dempsey
9. Goater
10. Mendonca
11. Hazel
Substitutes
12. Evans (Dempsey)
14. Law (Johnson)
Gate 5,540


Complete record

Home....P 25 W 13 D 6 L 6 GOALS 47-29

Away....P 25 W 7 D 8 L 10 GOALS 31-37

Cups....P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 GOALS 2-3

Totals...P 52 W 21 D 14 L 17 GOALS 80-69

League Results
English League Two
05.04.2008 Rotherham United 1-2 Brentford
12.10.2007 Brentford 1-1 Rotherham United

English League One
17.03.2007 Brentford 0-1 Rotherham United
14.10.2006 Rotherham United 2-0 Brentford
15.04.2006 Rotherham United 2-2 Brentford
01.10.2005 Brentford 2-1 Rotherham United

English Division Two
28.04.2001 Rotherham United 2-1 Brentford
11.11.2000 Brentford 0-3 Rotherham United

English Division Three
20.02.1999 Rotherham United 2-4 Brentford
12.09.1998 Brentford 0-3 Rotherham United

English Division Two
11.04.1997 Rotherham United 0-1 Brentford
05.10.1996 Brentford 4-2 Rotherham United
27.02.1996 Brentford 1-1 Rotherham United
09.09.1995 Rotherham United 1-0 Brentford
18.03.1995 Rotherham United 0-2 Brentford
30.08.1994 Brentford 2-0 Rotherham United
26.02.1994 Brentford 2-2 Rotherham United
04.09.1993 Rotherham United 2-0 Brentford

English Division Three
02.02.1991 Brentford 1-2 Rotherham United
18.09.1990 Rotherham United 2-2 Brentford
03.03.1990 Rotherham United 2-1 Brentford
06.01.1990 Brentford 4-2 Rotherham United
17.02.1988 Rotherham United 2-0 Brentford
05.09.1987 Brentford 1-1 Rotherham United
02.05.1987 Brentford 2-0 Rotherham United
30.11.1986 Rotherham United 2-3 Brentford
01.03.1986 Rotherham United 1-2 Brentford
28.09.1985 Brentford 1-1 Rotherham United
23.04.1985 Brentford 3-0 Rotherham United
18.09.1984 Rotherham United 1-1 Brentford
07.04.1984 Rotherham United 4-0 Brentford
20.03.1984 Brentford 2-1 Rotherham United
25.04.1981 Brentford 2-1 Rotherham United
20.12.1980 Rotherham United 4-1 Brentford
29.03.1980 Brentford 0-1 Rotherham United
17.11.1979 Rotherham United 4-2 Brentford
23.04.1979 Brentford 1-0 Rotherham United
17.10.1978 Rotherham United 1-0 Brentford

English Division Four
04.02.1975 Rotherham United 3-0 Brentford
16.09.1974 Brentford 3-4 Rotherham United
16.03.1974 Rotherham United 1-1 Brentford
20.10.1973 Brentford 1-1 Rotherham United

English Division Three
06.03.1973 Rotherham United 2-1 Brentford
13.01.1973 Brentford 1-1 Rotherham United

English Division Two
03.04.1954 Rotherham United 1-1 Brentford
28.11.1953 Brentford 0-1 Rotherham United
04.04.1953 Brentford 1-1 Rotherham United
15.11.1952 Rotherham United 4-1 Brentford
22.12.1951 Rotherham United 1-1 Brentford
25.08.1951 Brentford 2-0 Rotherham United

Cup Results
English FA Cup
10.01.1948 r3 Rotherham United 0-3 Brentford

English League Cup
05.09.1972 r2 Rotherham United 2-0 Brentford

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Writer:ZIPADEEDOODAH
Date:Wednesday August 27 2008
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