Date: 31st March 2021 at 7:03pm
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Rotherham United’s next away game of the season sees them travel to the Bermondsey area of London to take on Millwall at The Den.

The pair last met in Millwall in February 2019 when this game in the Championship couldn’t find a goal. Both sides had a chance to get a winner in the second half, Michael Smith was through on goal on fifty-five minutes but Jordan Archer in the Lions’ net parried the ball away to safety and a good ball through to Lee Gregory in the last minutes of the game saw the Millers defence put enough pressure on to stop him converting.

A Ben Pringle tap-in four minutes into the second half gave the Millers all three points at Millwall in August 2014. This was the Lion’s first loss in a twelve game run which stretched back to March of the previous season. Pringle was later linked with a move to Millwall but, as we know, didn’t go.

January 2007 was the time before that the Millers travelled to Millwall was when both sides were in League One. The Lions won four-nil with Neil Harris, Chris Zebroski and a certain Darren Byfield (2) scoring the goals. The Millers had Justine Cochrane sent off ten minutes from time after his long-running feud with Lions’ Alan Dunne saw Referee Keith Hill give him a second yellow card. Neil Harris wrote himself into the record books when he opened the scoring on sixteen minutes when he set-up a new goal scoring league record of ninety-four goals.

January 2005 saw Rotherham win at Millwall. Alan Dunne put the hosts in front in the first half but second half goals from Martin Butler and Rob Scott gave the Millers all three points.

Of course us Millers can’t think about going to Millwall without speaking about our six-nil drubbing of the Lions at the New Den in the first game of the 2002/3 season. The Millers had little hope of getting anything when the game kicked-off after they’d narrowly avoided relegation the season before while the London team had made the play-offs but Darren Byfield, then a Millers, pleased the travelling supporters when he scored the first goal on twenty-three minutes from a Paul Warne cross. Lions’ ‘keeper Tony Warner was at fault for the second goal when he let a Martin McIntosh free-kick from thirty-five yards out go through his hands and over the line just before half-time. And the Millers were like a team possessed in the second half when Byfield got the third after seven minutes followed by a Chris Sedgwick goal twenty minutes later. Ten minutes from time a chip from Byfield gave him his hat-trick and he rounded the ‘keeper a minute later to get his fourth and the Millers sixth.

The game earlier this season at the New York Stadium was a win for Millwall when a Jed Wallace goal was the only one of the afternoon.

League Results – Millers v Lions
19.09.2020 Rotherham 0-1 Millwall
02.02.2019 Millwall 0-0 Rotherham
26.08.2018 Rotherham 1-0 Millwall
28.02.2015 Rotherham 2-1 Millwall
23.08.2014 Millwall 0-1 Rotherham
League One
20.01.2007 Millwall 4-0 Rotherham
30.09.2006 Rotherham 2-3 Millwall
03.01.2005 Millwall 1-2 Rotherham
25.09.2004 Rotherham 1-1 Millwall
Division One
24.02.2004 Millwall 2-1 Rotherham
11.10.2003 Rotherham 0-0 Millwall
28.12.2002 Rotherham 1-3 Millwall
10.08.2002 Millwall 0-6 Rotherham
01.04.2002 Rotherham 0-0 Millwall
09.11.2001 Millwall 1-0 Rotherham
Division Two
07.04.2001 Millwall 4-0 Rotherham
02.12.2000 Rotherham 3-2 Millwall
15.02.1997 Millwall 2-0 Rotherham
23.11.1996 Rotherham 0-0 Millwall
Division Three
29.03.1985 Millwall 0-0 Rotherham
19.03.1985 Rotherham 0-0 Millwall
03.03.1984 Millwall 2-0 Rotherham
18.10.1983 Rotherham 1-0 Millwall
04.04.1981 Millwall 0-1 Rotherham
01.11.1980 Rotherham 3-0 Millwall
12.04.1980 Millwall 0-0 Rotherham
25.03.1980 Rotherham 2-1 Millwall
16.03.1976 Rotherham 1-2 Millwall
18.10.1975 Millwall 3-1 Rotherham
Division Two
20.04.1968 Rotherham 2-0 Millwall
25.11.1967 Millwall 0-0 Rotherham
17.12.1966 Millwall 2-0 Rotherham
20.08.1966 Rotherham 3-1 Millwall

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