Date: 27th March 2007 at 3:12pm
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Historically, March 27th hasn’t been too kind to Rotherham, but of the more recent games, we have lost only 1 in 7.

That defeat came in 1993 away at Preston.
Ian Banks and Chris Wilder scored for the Millers, but goals from Hemsworth born Micky Norbury (2) and an hat-trick from Tony Ellis secured a 5-2 win for North End.

Last time out for The Millers on March 27th was 3 years ago at home to Preston and this time it was Rotherham who triumphed, courtesy of a 30th minute goal from Martin Butler.

A memorable victory occured on this day in 1989 also, as a Bobby Williamson hat-trick in a 3-1 win at Crewe took Rotherham closer to the 4th Division Championship.

Finally, a John Seasman goal on this day 25 years ago was enough to beat Queen’s Park Rangers at Millmoor and leave The Millers in 4th place in Division 2.


1926 D3N New Brighton A L 1-5
1937 D3N Halifax Town A L 1-4
1948 D3N Halifax Town H W 3-0
1954 DIV2 Bristol Rovers A L 0-1
1959 DIV2 Grimsby Town A D 1-1
1964 DIV2 Sunderland A L 0-2
1965 DIV2 Northampton Town A L 0-1
1967 DIV2 Preston North End H W 2-1
1970 DIV3 Luton Town A L 1-2
1971 DIV3 Gillingham A L 1-2
1976 DIV3 Chesterfield A L 0-1
1978 DIV3 Chesterfield A D 0-0
1979 DIV3 Gillingham H D 1-1
1982 DIV2 Queens Park Rangers H W 1-0
1989 DIV4 Crewe Alexandra A W 3-1
1993 LD2 Preston North End A L 2-5
1999 LD3 Scunthorpe United H D 0-0
2004 LD1 Preston North End H W 1-0

Played 18,
Won 5,
Drawn 4,
Lost 9,
For 18,
Against 27