A few facts and figures of previous games between the Millers and the Dons
Rotherham United travel to Stadium:MK at the weekend where they meet MK Dons for just the fifth league game between the two.
The first time the two met on Dons’ soil was in League Two in October 2005 at the National Hockey Stadium. Andy Monkhouse put the visitors in the lead on the twenty-fourth minnute but a goal from Malvin Kamara ten minutes from time gave the teams a point each.
The first time the teams met at Sadium:MK was in February 2008 when the game was also a one-all draw. Kevin Gallen scored for the hosts on sixteen minutes with the reply for the Millers coming eight minutes from time from Danny Harrison. But the game will be best remembered for the horrific accident between Willie Gueret and Stephen Brogan which left the Millers player on oxygen on the pitch and with a badly broken leg.
Teams That Day
Subs not used – Abbey, Carbon, Stirling, Miles
Brogan (P Holmes)
Tonge (Taylor)Stephen Gleeson
D Holmes (Yates)
Subs not used – O’Donnell, Hudson
The last time out at Stadium:MK was in October 2013. The game changed in the last minute of the first half when Stephen Gleeson appeared to trip over his own feet while bbeing worried by Micky O’Connor. Much to the Millers fans astonishment Referee Mr Madley pointed to the penalty spot then showed the Millers defender a red card with Shaun Williams scoring from the spot kick. Ben Reeves doubled their score on sixty-six minutes but then a come-back from Rotherham saw two goals in two minutes the first from Lee Frecklington and the second a bizare goal after a long ball from Millers ‘keeper Andy Warrington found the head of Dons’ defender Tom Flanaghan. Flanaghan decided to head the ball back to his ‘keeper, substitute McLoughlan who the ball bounced over and into the back of the net sending the one and a half thousand travelling fans wild. Unfortunately with two minutes to go the ball fell to Izale McLeod who sent the perfect ball to Patrick Bamford and the Chelsea loanee stuck the ball away making it a three-two win for the hosts.
The game earlier this season at the New York Stadium was a prolific four-one win for MK Dons. Rob Hall put them in front on five minutes with Matt Derbyshire getting an equaliser seven minutes later. A Danny Collins og and another from Dean Bowditch saw the visiitors go in at half-time three-one up with Carl Baker making it four-one in the second half.
League Games – Millers v Dons
08.08.2015 Rotherham 1-4 MK Dons
26.04.2013 Rotherham 2-2 MK Dons
19.10.2013 MK Dons 3-2 Rotherham
09.02.2008 MK Dons 1-1 Rotherham
05.01.2008 Rotherham 0-1 MK Dons