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RUFC - Head-to-Head v Cheltenham

RUFC - Head-to-Head v Cheltenham
Rotherham United entertain Cheltenham Town for the first time at the New York Stadium on Saturday afternoon, which will be the eleventh league meeting between the two sides.

The first time that the Robins played in Rotherham was at Millmoor in April 2000. Darren Garner put the home side ahead on twelve minutes and Jason White made sure on eighty-four minutes, just three minutes after coming off the bench.
Teams that day

Millers
Pollitt
Varty
Wilsterman
Hurst
Branston
Sedgwick (Berry)
Watson
Warne
Garner
Thompson (Glover)
Fortune-West (White)

Subs not used - Pettinger, Turner

Robins
Book
Howarth
Freeman (Brough)
Victory
Banks
Walker (Griffin)
Howells
Milton
Devaney
Yates
McAuley (Grayson)

Subs not used - Higgs, Bloomer

The only time Cheltenham have won in Rotherham was at Millmoor in April 2007, which was the last home game of the season. Marc Newsham and Ian Henderson put the Millers two up with a certain Kayode Odejayi pulling one back for the visitors just before half-time. A minute into the second half Stephen Gillespie equalised and ten minutes later the same player put them ahead. Two minutes from time JJ Melligan made it four-two to the Robins.

Last season, at Don Valley, a goal in the final minute from skipper Ryan Cresswell won all three points for the Millers on Easter Monday, in what was the day that Steve Evans was announced as the new Rotherham Manager.

League Games between Millers and Robins
League Two
09.04.2012 Rotherham 1-0 Cheltenham
30.12.2011 Cheltenham 1-0 Rotherham
09.04.2011 Cheltenham 1-1 Rotherham
21.08.2010 Rotherham 6-4 Cheltenham
17.04.2010 Rotherham 0-0 Cheltenham
19.09.2009 Cheltenham 1-1 Rotherham

League One
28.04.2007 Rotherham 2-4 Cheltenham
16.12.2006 Cheltenham 2-0 Rotherham

Division Three
24.04.2000 Rotherham 2-0 Cheltenham
02.10.1999 Cheltenham 0-2 Rotherham

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Thursday November 15 2012
Time: 9:11AM

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