Date: 14th November 2007 at 9:18am
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This fixture was a regular occurance between 1924 and 1951 in the old 3rd Division North, but after our promotion to Division 2 in 1951 and Accrington’s resignation from the Football League in 1962, this fixture was no more until this season in Accrington’s 2nd season back in the League.
Only 1 meeting 2 years ago in the Football League Trophy at Millmoor has bridged that 56 year gap.

Our last meeting at Accrington’s old Peel Park Ground saw us make it 5 wins on the trot there, as goals from the 2 Jack’s, Grainger and Shaw gave us both points in front of 5,004 fans.

Our biggest win on the road to Accrington came in August 1949 when a brace each from Gladstone Guest and the free scoring Jack Shaw saw us come away with a 4-1 victory, watched by a crowd of 8,302.

Hopefully the run can continue, and despite a gap of 51 years, we make it 6 out of 6 at Accrington Stanley.

Complete record v Accrington

Home….P 21 W 13 4 L 4 GOALS 54-27
Away….P 21 W 8 D 3 10 GOALS 35-44
Cups….P 3 W 0 D 2 L 1 GOALS 3-8 (Trophy game won on penalties after 3-3 draw)

Totals…P 44 W 21 D 9 L 15 GOALS 92-79

2005/2006
Football League Trophy Rotherham United 3-3 Accrington Stanley 18-10-2005 (Rotherham won 3-2 on pens)

1950/1951
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 6-2 Accrington Stanley 10-02-1951
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 0-2 Rotherham United 01-01-1951

1949/1950
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 6-0 Accrington Stanley 24-12-1949
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 1-4 Rotherham United 27-08-1949

1948/1949
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 1-0 Accrington Stanley 30-08-1948
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 2-3 Rotherham United 25-08-1948

1947/1948
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 0-1 Rotherham United 01-05-1948
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 1-0 Accrington Stanley 22-09-1947

1946/1947
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 2-3 Rotherham United 22-03-1947
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 4-1 Accrington Stanley 16-11-1946

1938/1939
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 2-1 Rotherham United 22-04-1939
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 2-1 Accrington Stanley 17-12-1938

1937/1938
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 1-1 Accrington Stanley 18-04-1938
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 0-0 Rotherham United 15-04-1938

1936/1937
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 2-2 Accrington Stanley 01-05-1937
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 3-0 Rotherham United 01-01-1937

1935/1936
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 1-1 Rotherham United 22-04-1936
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 1-3 Accrington Stanley 21-12-1935

1934/1935
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 2-0 Accrington Stanley 06-04-1935
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 2-3 Rotherham United 12-01-1935

1933/1934
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 3-1 Accrington Stanley 24-03-1934
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 2-2 Rotherham United 11-11-1933

1932/1933
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 2-3 Accrington Stanley 05-09-1932
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 5-1 Rotherham United 29-08-1932

1931/1932
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 2-3 Accrington Stanley 13-02-1932
English FA Cup Accrington Stanley 5-0 Rotherham United 02-12-1931
English FA Cup Rotherham United 0-0 Accrington Stanley 28-11-1931
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 5-2 Rotherham United 03-10-1931

1930/1931
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 3-2 Rotherham United 07-02-1931
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 8-1 Accrington Stanley 04-10-1930

1929/1930
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 2-4 Accrington Stanley 08-02-1930
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 2-0 Rotherham United 05-10-1929

1928/1929
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 1-3 Rotherham United 05-01-1929
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 2-1 Accrington Stanley 01-09-1928

1927/1928
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 2-1 Accrington Stanley 10-03-1928
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 3-1 Rotherham United 29-10-1927

1926/1927
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 3-1 Rotherham United 30-04-1927
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 1-1 Accrington Stanley 24-01-1927

1925/1926
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 2-3 Rotherham United 06-02-1926
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 3-1 Accrington Stanley 26-09-1925

1924/1925
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 1-1 Accrington Stanley 27-12-1924
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 2-0 Rotherham United 30-08-1924

1923/1924
English Division 3 North Rotherham United 2-0 Accrington Stanley 22-03-1924
English Division 3 North Accrington Stanley 3-2 Rotherham United 15-03-1924