Rotherham United kick-off their pre-season friendlies with a trip to take on local side Parkgate at Roundwood tomorrow (Saturday, 6th July).
Parkgate FC was established in 1969 and called BSC Parkgate and joined the, then, Sheffield and Hallamshire County Senior League. In 1974, the club joined the Yorkshire Football League Division Three. In 1982 the Yorkshire Football League merged with Midland League and became the Northern Counties East Football League.
In 1990 they changed their name to RES Parkgate dropping the RES four years later.
In the past, Parkgate have been Northern Counties East Division One Champions (2006/7) and, in the same season, they won the Wilkinson Sword Trophy. In 1983/4 and again in 1998/9 they were the Rotherham Charity Cup winners and have three times been runners up in the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup.
Last season saw the Steelmen finish eighth in the Northern Counties East League Division One.
This fixture last season was a three-one win for the Millers. A Kyle Vassell ball went across the face of goal finding Michael Smith who put the ball in the net with the game just five minutes old. Anthony Forde found the back of the net in the second half while a goal from Collinson for the hosts halved the deficit but with three minutes to go Forde got his second and Rotherham’s third of the game.
Kick-off tomorrow is 1.00pm and prices are £6 for adults and £4 for concessions – it is all PAY ON THE DAY.
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