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RUFC - Head-to-Head v Wycombe

RUFC - Head-to-Head v Wycombe
Rotherham United travel to Wycombe on Saturday in the hopes of getting three points there for only the second time.

The last time these two met at Adams Park was in February 2009 when the game ended without a goal and the time before that a David McCracken goal five minutes after half-time was enough to give Wycombe the win.

The only time the Millers have won at Adams Park was in March 2001, although the stadium was called the Causeway Stadium in those days and it was played in a series of snow storms, wind and a floodlight failure! That day an Alan Lee goal on eighty-three minutes gave the Millers all three points. Lee, who had come off the bench on sixty-six minutes to replace Richie Barker, got a good ball from Paul Warne and slotted the ball in the net to send the travelling fans home happy.
Teams that Day
Millers
Gray
Artell (Wilsterman)
Hurst
Branston
Bryan
Watson
Minton
Scott
Warne
Robins (Sedgwick)
Barker (Lee)

Subs not used - Pettinger, Hudson

Chairboys
Taylor
Vinnicombe
Bates
McCarthy
Castledine
Cousins
Simpson
Lee (Phelen)
Ryan (Clegg)
Bulman
Essandoh

Subs not used - Townsend, Brady, Johnson

The referee Lee Cable showed just one yellow card and that was to the Millers Marvyn Bryan. The gate was 5,254.

The teams met earlier this season at Don Valley where Wycombe took all three points. Kevin Betsy scored for Wycombe on eight minutes with Matt Bloomfield doubling the lead nine minutes later. Adam Le Fondre pulled one back for the Millers five minutes later and Ryan Taylor equalised on forty minutes. With Luke Ashworth off the field with a head injury, Ben Strevens scored a cracking strike to make it three-two to the visitors going in at half-time. On sixty-nine minutes Chris Westwood climbed all over Exodus Geohaghon in the penalty area and Le Fondre scored the equaliser from the penalty spot. Fifteen minutes later, referee, Peter Quinn, equalled up the penalties when he said that Johnny Mullins upended Betsy and after a long discussion with the linesman Mr Quinn still chose to give the spot kick which Scott Rendell took and scored.

League Stats - Millers v Chairboys
League Two
23,10.2010 Rotherham United 3-4 Wycombe Wanderers
23.02.2009 Wycombe Wanderers 0-0 Rotherham United
01.11.2008 Rotherham United 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers
16.02.2008 Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Rotherham United
19.01.2008 Rotherham United 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers

League One
20.03.2001 Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Rotherham United
16.09.2000 Rotherham United 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers
18.01.1997 Rotherham United 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers
01.10.1996 Wycombe Wanderers 4-2 Rotherham United
16.04.1996 Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Rotherham United
23.03.1996 Rotherham United 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers
18.02.1995 Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 Rotherham United
14.01.1995 Rotherham United 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Tuesday January 18 2011
Time: 9:05AM

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