Date: 31st January 2019 at 9:45am
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Rotherham United’s next away game of the season sees them travel to the Bermondsey part of London to take on Millwall at The Den.

A Ben Pringle tap-in four minutes into the second half gave the Millers all three points the last time the teams met in 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.

Teams That Day
Bull (Sadlier)

Subs not used – Gueret, Tuttle, Sweeney, May

Talbot (Garner)
Lee (Robins)
Byfield (Barker)

Subs not used – Gray, Beech

The game earlier this season at the New York Stadium saw a twentieth minute Sean Raggett goal win the game for the Millers.

League Results – Millers v Lions
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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5 Replies to “Head-to-Head – Millers v Millwall”

  • It’s 4.30
    On deadline day and Warnes making excuses again. Apparently all the lads that fit his criterion and he thought would buy into his way of playing have been cherry picked and gone elsewhere. WHAT A SURPRISE!!!! Don’t worry though because I’m sure there will be some one left over needing a home. What a joke!!!! Why pay a guy £40k+ to provide data on possible recruits when they won’t join because we can’t afford their asking price. Wasn’t that the reason Steve Evans left as he disagreed about that way of trying to do business. Warne is a talker and ideal for Mr Stewart as he spouts rubbish.
    His latest is “ we can’t recruit from the premiership or from the bottom six or top six in the Championship. That doesn’t leave much hope given the standard we are playing against. What do the other clubs do then? Ipswich etc have strengthened but we have to paddle the same leaky canoe until it sinks into division one. Mr Stewart it’s a disgrace and if you’re not interested please put it up for sale and let somebody else have a go. Put Warney back on fitness and put Moore and Breckinridge in charge. Oh and sack the recruitment guy !!!!!

  • bring back steve evans he is free so that should be ok he wont cost you anything, sack the head of recruitmnthe he.s useless he lives mile away on the south coast what happened to the 8 players on warnes wanted list we fans get our hopes up thinking new blood is coming and what happens nothing.its time for somthing to happen mr stewart

    • Don’t you think though, carlton in lindrick, Steve Evans did cost us when he was here – all the players he brought in who played very few games then went for next to nothing to other clubs. I’m not saying I wouldn’t have Steve Evans back at some point but I don’t think Tony Stewart would think the same.

  • you could well be right caz but there wasnt many dull moments under steve evans managment always something going on. and i dont think we would be as low down as we are

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