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RUFC - Head-to-Head v Portsmouth

RUFC - Head-to-Head v Portsmouth
Rotherham United make the long trek down to Fratton Park to take on Portsmouth for the first time since April 2003.

The clubs have met twenty-six times in the league in the past with Pompey winning ten of those to the Millers seven.

The last time out at Fratton Park was in Division One in April 2003. On eleven minutes a push on Svetoslav Todorov from Guy Branston gave the hosts a penalty which Paul Merson duly put away with Branston himself making amends five minutes later by equalising after a long throw from Shaun Barker. On the twenty-second minute Todorov himself put Pompey back in front only for Chris Swailes climb highest to a Millers corner to equalise again just before the half-hour mark. In the final minute of the half Bulgarian Todorov bungled the ball over the line from a Vincent Pericard cross which saw Portsmouth win the Division One title.

The last time the Millers got anything at Fratton Park was in February 2002 when a goalless draw saw both sides get a point - Kevin Harper saw red for the hosts with three minutes to go.

December 1977 saw Rotherham and Portsmouth get a point a-piece in a three all draw. Maitland Pollock scored twice for the home side with David Kemp getting the other with two from Dave Gwyther and one from Richard Finney for the visitors.

The only time the Millers have won at Portsmouth was in March 1963 in the Old Division Two. Rotherham won two-one with goal from Norman Ashe and Albert Bennett.

League Results - Rotherham v Portsmouth

Division One
27.04.2003 Portsmouth 3-2 Rotherham
05.10.2002 Rotherham 2-3 Portsmouth
16.02.2002 Portsmouth 0-0 Rotherham
12.10.2001 Rotherham 2-1 Portsmouth

Division Three (Old)
31.01.1981 Rotherham 3-0 Portsmouth
23.08.1980 Portsmouth 3-1 Rotherham
29.04.1978 Rotherham 0-1 Portsmouth
10.12.1977 Portsmouth 3-3 Rotherham
16.04.1977 Portsmouth 5-1 Rotherham
26.10.1976 Rotherham 2-2 Portsmouth

Division Two (Old)
03.02.1968 Rotherham 1-1 Portsmouth
23.09.1967 Portsmouth 1-1 Rotherham
21.01.1967 Portsmouth 2-3 Rotherham
17.09.1966 Rotherham 0-1 Portsmouth
16.04.1966 Rotherham 3-3 Portsmouth
20.11.1965 Portsmouth 1-1 Rotherham
30.09.1964 Portsmouth 2-0 Rotherham
15.09.1964 Rotherham 1-0 Portsmouth
15.02.1964 Rotherham 4-2 Portsmouth
05.10.1963 Portsmouth 2-1 Rotherham
23.03.1963 Portsmouth 1-2 Rotherham
03.11.1962 Rotherham 0-0 Portsmouth
25.02.1961 Rotherham 1-0 Portsmouth
08.10.1960 Portsmouth 2-2 Rotherham
09.04.1960 Portsmouth 2-0 Rotherham
21.11.1959 Rotherham 2-1 Portsmouth

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Friday September 1 2017
Time: 9:02AM

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