Rotherham United welcome Southend United for their third visit to the New York Stadium, the first one being in October 2012 in League Two. After going in at half-time goalless, the visitors came out all guns blazing in the second half with Britt Assombalonga scoring twice and Dave Martin once to give Southend a three-nil win.
The first home league game of the season in 2017 saw the Shrimpers at the New York Stadium when a Kieffer Moore hat-trick (on fifteen, sixteen and forty-five minutes) plus goals from Joe Newell and Ryan Williams gave the Millers a five-nil win.
The last time Southend were at Millmoor was in August 2005. The visitors were two up within twenty-six minutes with goals from Mark Bentley and Adam Barrett but a Colin Murdock goal on thirty-four minutes and a Deon Burton penalty on forty-five minutes, after Barrett had brought him down in the box, made it two-all at half-time. Wayne Grey came on as sub for the Shrimpers on eighty-three minutes and within five minutes had scored two goals, the second from the penalty spot after Shaun Barker had brought him down in the area.
Teams that day
Subs not used – Montgomery, Hurst, Leadbitter
Subs not used – Griemink, Prior
The last time the Millers beat Southend at Millmoor was way back in January 1980 when Gerry Forrest scored two goals to make it 2-1 to the Millers.
The game earlier this season at Roots Hall saw a Rob Kiernan own goal just before the half-hour mark give the visitors the lead. Southend equalised on the forty-ninth minute thanks to a Jason Demetriou penalty and took the lead three minutes later when a Sam Mantom shot from fifteen yards out found the back of the net. On the hour the Millers hit back when former Southend player Freddie Ladapo scored from close range to give the teams a point each.
League Results between the Millers and Shrimpers
14 December 2019 Southend Utd 2-2 Rotherham Utd League One
24 Mar 2018 Southend Utd 2-0 Rotherham League One
12 Aug 2017 Rotherham 5-0 Southend Utd League One
02 Mar 2013 Southend Utd 1-1 Rotherham League Two
13 Oct 2012 Rotherham 0-3 Southend Utd League Two
10 Feb 2012 Southend Utd 0-2 Rotherham League Two
24 Sep 2011 Rotherham U 0-4 Southend Utd League Two
15 Jan 2011 Rotherham U 1-2 Southend Utd League Two
30 Oct 2010 Southend Utd 1-0 Rotherham U League Two
10 Feb Southend Utd. 2 – 0 Rotherham U. League One
24 Sep Rotherham U. 2 – 4 Southend Utd. League One
08 Apr Rotherham U. 0 – 0 Southend Utd. League Division Three
03 Jan Southend Utd. 1 – 2 Rotherham U. League Division Three
06 Feb Rotherham U. 2 – 2 Southend Utd. League Division Three
05 Sep Southend Utd. 3 – 0 Rotherham U. League Division Three
01 Mar Southend Utd. 2 – 1 Rotherham U. Third Division
01 Dec Rotherham U. 0 – 1 Southend Utd. Third Division
05 Mar Rotherham U. 1 – 1 Southend Utd. Third Division
16 Oct Southend Utd. 1 – 1 Rotherham U. Third Division
10 Apr Rotherham U. 0 – 0 Southend Utd. Third Division
27 Aug Southend Utd. 2 – 2 Rotherham U. Third Division
12 Jan Rotherham U. 2 – 1 Southend Utd. Third Division
01 Sep Southend Utd. 0 – 2 Rotherham U. Third Division
06 Feb Rotherham U. 2 – 1 Southend Utd. Third Division
15 Sep Southend Utd. 2 – 1 Rotherham U. Third Division
10 Jan Rotherham U. 2 – 0 Southend Utd. Third Division
30 Aug Southend Utd. 1 – 2 Rotherham U. Third Division
14 Apr Rotherham U. 1 – 0 Southend Utd. Third Division
19 Mar Southend Utd. 1 – 0 Rotherham U. Third Division