Rotherham United travel to Stadium:MK for their fifth visit where they take on MK Dons with the last time being in March 2018. Semi Ajayi put the Millers in front on nine minutes but two goals from Robbie Muirhead and one from Peter Pawlett put the Dons three-one up with a Jon Taylor goal for the visitors making it an interesting last fifteen minutes but the hosts hung on for all three points
The first time the two met on Dons’ soil was in League Two in October 2005 at the National Hockey Stadium. Andy Monkhouse put the visitors in the lead on the twenty-fourth minnute but a goal from Malvin Kamara ten minutes from time gave the teams a point each.
The first time the teams met at Sadium:MK was in February 2008 when the game was also a one-all draw. Kevin Gallen scored for the hosts on sixteen minutes with the reply for the Millers coming eight minutes from time from Danny Harrison. But the game will be best remembered for the horrific accident between Willie Gueret and Stephen Brogan which left the Millers player on oxygen on the pitch and with a badly broken leg.
Teams That Day
Subs not used – Abbey, Carbon, Stirling, Miles
Brogan (P Holmes)
D Holmes (Yates)
Subs not used – O’Donnell, Hudson
October 2013 saw the game change in the last minute of the first half when Stephen Gleeson appeared to trip over his own feet while being worried by Micky O’Connor. Much to the Millers fans astonishment Referee Mr Madley pointed to the penalty spot then showed the Millers defender a red card with Shaun Williams scoring from the spot kick. Ben Reeves doubled their score on sixty-six minutes but then a come-back from Rotherham saw two goals in two minutes the first from Lee Frecklington and the second a bizare goal after a long ball from Millers ‘keeper Andy Warrington found the head of Dons’ defender Tom Flanaghan. Flanaghan decided to head the ball back to his ‘keeper, substitute McLoughlan who the ball bounced over and into the back of the net sending the one and a half thousand travelling fans wild. Unfortunately with two minutes to go the ball fell to Izale McLeod who sent the perfect ball to Patrick Bamford and the Chelsea loanee stuck the ball away making it a three-two win for the hosts.
The Millers last won at Stadium:mk in April 2016. Matt Derbyshire scored in the opening minute with Leon Best making it two-nil sixteen minutes later from the penalty spot. After singing ‘if Kirky scores we’re on the pitch’ for most of the game the visiting fans got their wish on fifty-four minutes when Broadfoot scored his first goal for the club while Richie Smallwood made it four-nil ten minutes from time.
League Games – Millers v Dons
13.03.2018 MK Dons 3-2 Rotherham United
23.12.2017 Rotherham United 2-1 MK Dons
09.04.2016 MK Dons 0-4 Rotherham United
08.08.2015 Rotherham United 1-4 MK Dons
26.04.2014 Rotherham 2-2 MK Dons
19.10.2013 MK Dons 3-2 Rotherham
09.02.2008 MK Dons 1-1 Rotherham United
05.01.2008 Rotherham United 0-1 MK Dons
06.05.2006 Rotherham United 0-0 MK Dons
29.10.2005 MK Dons 1-1 Rotherham United