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RUFC - Head-to-Head v Shrewsbury Town
This Saturday, Rotherham United make the trip to Shrewsbury Town for a League Two game.

Here's a look at the history of this fixture.

The Millers make their 2nd visit to The Shrews, New Meadow ground this Saturday looking to get back to winning ways.
The name Shrewsbury Town will always be linked to Rpotherham United's history following our win over the Shropshire club in the 1996 Auto Windscreens Final at Wembley.
Both sets of fans need no reminding that we were victorious to the tune of 2-1 that afternoon, but what some fans may not be aware of is that the first ever cup meeting between the 2 sides took place in the 1960-61 League Cup semi-finals.
The Millers were winners again as a 4-3 aggregate scoreline took Rotherham to the first ever League Cup Final, only to lose to Aston Villa 3-2 over the 2 legged match.

The last meeting of the 2 sides came on 3rd March 2008 at Shrewsbury's New Meadow ground, and while it was Rotherham's first ever game at the new Stadium, it was also the 50th meeting of the 2 clubs in all competitions.
The game ended 1-1 in front of 5,265 fans and both goals were scored just before half-time, and both following free-kicks.
A Mark Hudson free-kick on 37 minutes found the head of Pablo Mills to put 5th placed Rotherham into a 1-0 lead, but the home side equalised 5 minutes later when a Ben Herd free-kick went to Ben Davies who hit a low angled shot past Andy Warrington in the Millers goal.
The Millers team included on-loan defender Joe Widdowson from Wes Ham United, whilst the Shrews team featured former Millers, Colin Murdock and Dave Hibbert.
Rotherham dropped to 7th place in League 2 following this result, while Shrewsbury were in 15th.

TEAMS
Shrewsbury Town

1 Garner
23 Tierney
12 Herd
8 Langmead
22 Murdock
14 Davies
28 McIntyre
16 Hall
9 Hibbert
19 Madjo
10 Constable
Substitutes
21 Bevan
2 Moss
7 Pugh (Hibbert 69)
6 Hunt (Hall 63)
20 Cooke (Madjo 46)

Rotherham United
1 Warrington
5 Sharps
26 Widdowson
12 Joseph
6 Coughlan
4 Harrison
25 Mills
10 Hudson
20 Taylor
15 O'Grady
9 Holmes, D
Substitutes
27 Oxley
29 Ross
2 Tonge
8 Holmes, P (Holmes 58)
17 Newsham


The Millers last victory at Shrewsbury came on April 20th 1999.
This victory came on the back of a 3-1 home win over Carlisle 3 days earlier, a game in which Leo Fortune-West netted an hat-trick.
The big in-form striker opened the scoring at Shrewsbury after just 8 minutes for his 6th goal in 6 games.
However, 5th placed Rotherham were knocked back on level terms when Lee Steele scored for 20th placed Shrews just 5 minutes later.
The teams went in level at half time and the Millers again took the lead on 67 minutes through Fortune-West's strike partner Paul Warne.
Yet again though the home side struck back, this time through substitute Steve Jagielka 11 minutes from time.
The game was ending for a draw when, just 4 minutes from the final whistle, Rotherham's centre half Phil Whelan, on loan from Oxford, hit the wnner with his 3rd Millers goal of his loan period.
The crowd was a paltry 1,620, but it was the Rotherham fans who went home the happiest.
The Shrewsbury team included former Miller Brian Gayle.

TEAMS
Shrewsbury Town

1. Edwards
2. Drysdale
3. Hammer
4. Wilding
5. Gayle
6. Tretton
7. Berkeley
8. Craven
9. Steele
10. Brown
11. Jobling
Sub. Jagielka (Gayle)

Rotherham United
1. Pollitt
2. Williams
3. Hurst
4. Thompson
5. Knill
6. Whelan
7. Varty
8. Hudson
9. Fortune-West
10. Warne
11. Roscoe
Sub. Ingledow (Hudson)
Sub. Sedgewick (Williams)



Home....P 22 W 9 D 5 L 8 GOALS 29-24
Away....P 22 W 5 D 6 L 11 GOALS 21-32
Cups....P 6 W 4 D 1 L 1 GOALS 14-9
Total...P 50 W 18 D 12 L 20 GOALS 64-65

League Results
English League Two
08.03.2008 Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Rotherham United
24.11.2007 Rotherham United 2-0 Shrewsbury Town

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

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

English Division Three
12.01.1991 Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Rotherham United
01.09.1990 Rotherham United 2-2 Shrewsbury Town
24.02.1990 Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Rotherham United
25.11.1989 Rotherham United 4-2 Shrewsbury Town

English Division Two
05.03.1983 Rotherham United 0-3 Shrewsbury Town
23.10.1982 Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Rotherham United
16.02.1982 Rotherham United 3-0 Shrewsbury Town
03.10.1981 Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Rotherham United

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

English Division Four
08.04.1975 Shrewsbury Town 3-1 Rotherham United
01.10.1974 Rotherham United 0-0 Shrewsbury Town

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

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


Cup Results
English FA Cup
08.01.1983 r3 Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Rotherham United

English League Cup
13.10.1965 r3 Shrewsbury Town 2-5 Rotherham United
10.04.1961 sf-2 Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Rotherham United aet (3-4)
21.03.1961 sf-1 Rotherham United 3-2 Shrewsbury Town

English Auto Windscreens Shield
07.12.1999 n.r1 Rotherham United 2-1 Shrewsbury Town
14.04.1996 fn Rotherham United 2-1 Shrewsbury Town (Wembley)

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Tuesday December 2 2008
Time: 10:14AM

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