Date: 9th August 2018 at 8:58pm
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Rotherham United welcome Ipswich Town and former Miller Paul Hurst back to the New York Stadium for the Millers first home game of the season.

The last time the two met at the New York Stadium was in April 2017 when a goal ten minutes from time from Tom Adeyemi gave the hosts all three points.

November 2015 saw the Tractor Boys at the New York Stadium in a game that saw seven goals. Brett Pitman, Jonathon Douglas and Daryl Murphy gave the visitors a three-nil lead going into the half-time break and it got worse four minutes into the second half when Murphy scored again. Brandon Barker and Matt Derbyshire halved the deficit but Murphy got his hat-trick on seventy-two minutes to make it five-two to Ipswich. The only card of the game went to Harry Toffolo for the Millers.

In February 2015 Ipswich came to the New York Stadium when the Millers were in twentieth place in the Championship and the Tractor Boys in fourth. Matt Derbyshire opened the scoring on thirty-eight minutes and Conor Salmon made it two against his former club in the second half to give the hosts all three points. Two yellow cards were shown that day – to Town’s Cole Skuse and to Zeki Fryers of the Millers.

August 2004 was the last time before that game that Ipswich were on Rotherham soil at Millmoor. The game was a two-nil win for the Tractor Boys with Shefki Kuqi scoring two minutes before half-time and two minutes after half-time.

The last time the Millers beat Ipswich on Rotherham soil was at Millmoor when both sides were in League One in April 2003. The visitors went ahead just after the half-hour mark with a goal from Pablo Counago but goals in the last five minutes from John Mullin and Mark Robins gave the hosts all three points.

Teams That Day
Millers
Gray
Branston
S Barker
Swailes
Hurst
McIntosh
Sedgwick (Byfield)
Mullin
Daws
Robins
Lee

Subs not used – Talbot, Hudson, Warne, R Barker

Ipswich
Marshall
Wilnis (Bowditch)
Gaarrdsoe
Makin
Miller (Wright)
Richards
Magilton
Reuser
Holland
Counago
Bent

Subs not used – Pullen, Abidallah, Armstrong

The only other time the Millers beat Ipswich at home was in the old Division Two in the first game of the 1954/5 season. The score was three-two to the Millers with Jack Grainger scoring twice and Ron Burke scoring the other.

League Games – Rotherham v Ipswich
Championship
22.04.2017 Rotherham 1-0 Ipswich
29.10.2016 Ipswich 2-2 Rotherham
19.03.2016 Ipswich 0-1 Rotherham
07.11.2015 Rotherham 2-5 Ipswich
07.02.2015 Rotherham 2-0 Ipswich
27.09.2014 Ipswich 2-0 Rotherham
05.05.2005 Ipswich 4-3 Rotherham
28.08.2004 Rotherham 0-2 Ipswich

League One
10.04.2004 Rotherham 1-3 Ipswich
04.10.2003 Ipswich 2-1 Rotherham
21.04.2003 Rotherham 2-1 Ipswich
07.12.2002 Ipswich 1-2 Rotherham

Division Two (Old)
13.04.1968 Ipswich 2-0 Rotherham
18.11.1967 Rotherham 1-3 Ipswich
15.04.1967 Rotherham 0-2 Ipswich
19.11.1966 Ipswich 3-2 Rotherham
30.04.1966 Rotherham 0-0 Ipswich
04.12.1965 Ipswich 0-0 Rotherham
20.02.1964 Rotherham 2-2 Ipswich
10.10.1964 Ipswich 4-4 Rotherham
04.02.1961 Ipswich 1-1 Rotherham
17.09.1960 Rotherham 1-1 Ipswich
05.03.1960 Rotherham 1-4 Ipswich
17.10.1959 Ipswich 2-3 Rotherham
23.04.1959 Rotherham 1-2 Ipswich
13.12.1958 Ipswich 1-0 Rotherham
28.12.1957 Rotherham 1-4 Ipswich
31.08.1957 Ipswich 1-2 Rotherham
18.12.1954 Ipswich 2-2 Rotherham
21.08.1954 Rotherham 3-2 Ipswich

 

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