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RUFC - Head-to-Head v Stanley
Rotherham United travel to the Fraser Eagle Stadium tomorrow evening to take on Accrington Stanley for this re-arranged game.

Accrington FC was one of the former members of the Football League, the club being formed after meeting at a local pub in 1876 and originally played at Accrington Cricket Club's ground in Thorneyholme Road.

The club was part of the revolt against the Football Association in 1884 over professionalism, after they had been expelled from the FA the previous year for paying a player. They joined the Football League in April 1888 as one of the original twelve teams.

Accrington FC finally folded in 1896 and didn't reform until 1921 when local rivals, Accrington Stanley, who were originally known as Stanley Villa, joined them.

After trying to keep themselves afloat, the best Stanley ever did was in 1954/55 and 1957/58 when they finished second in the Third Division, but, as only the top club went up they never got to move into the Second Division. On 11 March 1962, after the club failed to pay the Inland Revenue, the Football League accepted Stanley's resignation from the League.

Accrington Stanley began life in the league again at the start of the 2006/7 season, where they finished twentieth in League Two.

The Millers met Accrington in August for the first game of the season at Don Valley and, with it looking like it was going to be a stalemate, up popped Paul Warne in the final minute of the game to give the Millers all three points.

ZIPS STATS

Complete record

League Home....P 24 W 14 D 5 L 5 GOALS 55-28
League Away....P 23 W 10 D 3 L 10 GOALS 39-45
Cups................P 3 W 0 D 1 L 2 GOALS 3-8
TOTALS............P 50 W 24 D 9 L 17 GOALS 97-81

League Results

English League Two
08.08.2009 Rotherham United 1-0 Accrington Stanley
28.03.2009 Rotherham United 0-0 Accrington Stanley
20.12.2008 Accrington Stanley 1-3 Rotherham United
01.03.2008 Rotherham United 0-1 Accrington Stanley
17.11.2007 Accrington Stanley 0-1 Rotherham United

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

Cup Results

English LDV Vans Trophy
18.10.2005 n.r1 Rotherham United 3-3 Accrington Stanley aet
(Rotherham United won on penalties)

English FA Cup
02.12.1931 r1r Accrington St 5-0 Rotherham United
28.11.1931 r1 Rotherham United 0-0 Accrington St


Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Monday March 15 2010
Time: 10:08AM

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