Date: 3rd October 2017 at 8:09am
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A few facts and figures of previous games between the Millers and the Spireites . . . .

Rotherham United welcome Chesterfield to the next game in Northern Group F of the Checkatrade Trophy.

The Millers and Spireites have met in this competition before both times at Millmoor.

The first time was in January 2000 when own goals from Guy Branston and Brian Wilsterman gave the visitors a two-nil lead at half-time. Steve Wilkinson made it three-nil on fifty-eight minutes with a goal from Jason White, just after the hour mark, making it three-one. David Reeves scored another with four minutes to go to give Chesterfield a four-one win.

The following season saw the Spireites at Millmoor again. Former Miller Ian Breckin, Mark Jones and an own goal from Paul Hurst sent Chesterfield in at half-time with a three-nil lead. But the Millers must have had a rollicking at half-time because within minutes of the re-start Mark Robins made it three-one. Alan Lee made it three-two on fifty-seven minutes and a late goal from Andy Monkhouse sent the time to extra-time. Ryan Williams won the game for Chesterfield with a goal on the one hundred and fourth minute.

Teams That Evening

Millers
Gray
Carr
Artell
Hurst
Scott (Monkhouse)
Watson
Warne (Berry)
Bryan
Garner
Lee
Robins

Subs not used – Pettinger, Hudson, Lemarchand

Spireites
Pollit
Simpkins (Williams)
Edwards (Beaumont)
Breckin
Tutil
D’Auria
Perkins
Parish
Jones (Dudfield)
Beckett
Howard

Subs not used – Armstong, Willis

The last time the pair met at the New York Stadium was in League Two in February 2013. A Johnny Mullins goal on the fifty-fourth minute was the only goal of the game.

In July the teams met in a pre-season friendly at the Proact Stadium. The game was a three-one win for Rotherham with goals from David Ball, Jon Taylor and Ryan Williams. Former Miller Chris O’Grady denied the Millers a clean sheet in the dying minutes of the game.

Previous Cup Games

League Cup
24.08.2004 Rotherham 2-1 Chesterfield
18.08.1998 Chesterfield 2-0 Rotherham
11.08.1998 Rotherham 0-1 Chesterfield
17.01.1977 Rotherham 3-0 Chesterfield
14.01.1977 Chesterfield 3-1 Rotherham

Football League Trophy
05.12.2000 Rotherham 3-4 Chesterfield (aet)
11.01.2000 Rotherham 1-4 Chesterfield