Rotherham United make the long trek to Fratton Park to take on Portsmouth tomorrow evening.
Last time the teams met at Fratton Park was on a Sunday lunchtime, live on TV, in September 2017. Jon Taylor’s first goal of the season on the thirty-sixth minute sent the travelling Millers fans home happy with three points.
April 2003 was the last time the pair met at Portsmouth before that when an eleven minutes penalty, after a push on Svetoslav Todorov from Guy Branston , was duly put away by Paul Merson 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.
There was a goalless draw at Fratton Park in 2002 with Kevin Harper seeing 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.
Before the last game the only time the Millers had won at Portsmouth was in March 1963 in the Old Division Two. Rotherham won two-one with goals from Norman Ashe and Albert Bennett.
League Results – Rotherham v Portsmouth
20.01.2018 Rotherham 1-0 Portsmouth
03.09.2017 Portsmouth 0-1 Rotherham
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