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RUFC - Head-to-Head v Port Vale

RUFC - Head-to-Head v Port Vale
Rotherham United haven't had a 'home' Boxing Day fixture since 2008 which, coincidentally was against this years opponents, Port Vale.

The game that day was settled by a goal from substitute Drew Broughton on sixty-seven minutes. The game began badly for the Millers when, on twenty-four minutes, Marc Joseph's attempted back-pass to 'keeper David Stockdale was short and when Vale's Kyle Perry nipped in to claim the ball Joseph pulled him back and referee Boyeson had no choice but to produce a red card.

Teams That Day

Millers
Stockdale
Joseph
Sharps
Tonge
Fenton
Harrison
Cummins
Green
Hudson
R Barker (Broughton)
Burchill (Taylor)

Subs not used - Cann, Nicholas, Reid

Vale
Anyon
Davidson
McCombe
Collins
Prosser
Brown
Griffith
Howland (Glover)
Dodds (McCrory)
Brammer (Thompson)
Perry

Subs not used - Martin, Lawrie

The last time the Millers beat Vale at 'home' was on New Years Day at Don Valley. Nicky Law opened the scoring on ten minutes with Ryan Taylor doubling it eight minutes later. Just after the half-hour mark Vale 'keeper Stewart Tomlinson hacked down Marcus Marshall just outside the area and referee Graham Salisbury sent him for an early bath. Will Atkinson made it three-nil to the Millers a minute into the second half with another goal from Taylor and one from Mark Bradley giving the Millers a five-nil victory and sent them second in the table.

The last time the two met on Rotherham soil was in March 2007 when Akpo Sodje scored a first half hat-trick plus another from George Pilkington to send the visitors in four-nil up at half-time. Delroy Facey pulled one back for the Millers on sixty-seven minutes but a fourth from Sodje eleven minutes later gave the Valiants a five-one victory.

The last time the Millers beat Vale in the League at Millmoor was in January 2001. Mark Robins put the Millers one-up on twenty-four minutes but Micky Cummins (then at Vale Park) equalised just after the hour mark. Alan Lee put the home side back in front but five minutes later Steve Brooker equalised for a second time. In the final minute of the game Paul Warne gave the Millers all three points.

Earlier this season at Vale Park the Valiants were emphatic victors. Former Miller Tom Pope scored four in the game with Louis Dodds and Ashley Vincent also scoring. Michael O'Connor and a penalty from Daniel Nardiello made the score six-two.

League Stats - Millers v Vale

League Two
08.09.2012 Port Vale 6-2 Rotherham United
21.01.2012 Rotherham United 0-1 Port Vale
01.10.2012 Port Vale 2-0 Rotherham United
01.02.2011 Port Vale 1-0 Rotherham United
01.01.2011 Rotherham United 5-0 Port Vale
03.04.2010 Rotherham United 1-2 Port Vale
14.11.2009 Port Vale 1-2 Rotherham United
13.04.2009 Port Vale 0-0 Rotherham United
26.12.2008 Rotherham United 1-0 Port Vale

English League One
10.03.2007 Rotherham United 1-5 Port Vale
08.10.2006 Port Vale 1-3 Rotherham United
10.01.2006 Rotherham United 1-1 Port Vale
03.09.2005 Port Vale 2-0 Rotherham United

English Division Two
27.01.2001 Rotherham United 3-2 Port Vale
22.12.2000 Port Vale 0-2 Rotherham United
12.04.1994 Port Vale 2-1 Rotherham United
30.10.1993 Rotherham United 0-2 Port Vale
20.02.1993 Rotherham United 4-1 Port Vale
01.09.1992 Port Vale 4-2 Rotherham United

English Division Three
01.01.1988 Rotherham United 1-0 Port Vale
29.08.1987 Port Vale 0-0 Rotherham United
27.01.1987 Rotherham United 1-1 Port Vale
30.08.1986 Port Vale 1-1 Rotherham United
02.04.1984 Port Vale 2-3 Rotherham United
03.09.1983 Rotherham United 2-1 Port Vale
01.04.1978 Rotherham United 2-0 Port Vale
31.12.1977 Port Vale 3-0 Rotherham United
14.05.1977 Port Vale 1-4 Rotherham United
18.12.1976 Rotherham United 1-1 Port Vale
06.03.1976 Rotherham United 1-2 Port Vale
01.11.1975 Port Vale 1-0 Rotherham United
26.02.1973 Port Vale 4-1 Rotherham United
26.08.1972 Rotherham United 7-0 Port Vale
08.05.1972 Port Vale 1-2 Rotherham United
18.04.1972 Rotherham United 3-0 Port Vale
06.03.1971 Rotherham United 2-1 Port Vale
24.10.1970 Port Vale 1-0 Rotherham United

English Division Two
27.04.1957 Port Vale 2-1 Rotherham United
01.01.1957 Rotherham United 1-0 Port Vale
24.12.1955 Port Vale 4-1 Rotherham United
27.08.1955 Rotherham United 1-0 Port Vale
30.04.1955 Port Vale 1-0 Rotherham United
11.12.1954 Rotherham United 3-0 Port Vale

English Division Three (North)
23.04.1938 Rotherham United 3-2 Port Vale
03.01.1938 Port Vale 0-0 Rotherham United
06.02.1937 Port Vale 2-1 Rotherham United
03.10.1936 Rotherham United 2-0 Port Vale
22.02.1930 Port Vale 7-1 Rotherham United
19.10.1929 Rotherham United 2-2 Port Vale

English Division Two
25.11.1922 Port Vale 0-0 Rotherham County
18.11.1922 Rotherham County 3-1 Port Vale
11.03.1922 Port Vale 1-0 Rotherham County
04.03.1922 Rotherham County 0-1 Port Vale
18.09.1920 Rotherham County 1-1 Port Vale
11.09.1920 Port Vale 1-1 Rotherham County
28.02.1920 Port Vale 4-2 Rotherham County
21.02.1920 Rotherham County 2-2 Port Vale

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Monday December 24 2012
Time: 9:55AM

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