Rotherham United kick-off their pre-season friendlies with a trip to their own training ground where they take on local side Parkgate at Roundwood.
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.
The end of last season saw the Steelmen relegated after finishing next to bottom in the Northern Counties East Football League.
Last season this fixture saw eight goals all of them scored in the first forty-five mintes, six of those going to Rotherham. Jamie Proctor opened the scoring but minutes later Danny Harris equalised for the hosts. Anthony Forde scored to put the Millers back in front and David Ball made it three-one. It was soon three-two when Ash Emmett scored for the Steelmen followed by another from Proctor to make it four-two to the visitors. Ball scored his second and the Millers fifth with Joe Newell making it six-two before half-time.
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