A few facts and figures of games between the Millers and the Dons
Rotherham United travel to Stadium:MK where they meet MK Dons for just the tenth 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
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 being 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 last time the pair met here was in April 2016 which saw the Millers go in front in the first minute thanks to a Matt Derbyshire goal. Cody Cropper then took out Richard Wood in the penalty area with Leon Best duly making it two-nil from the spot. On fifty-four minutes a free-kick found the head of Kirk Broadfoot who scored his first ever Millers goal sending him into the crowd of excited fans and getting him a booking for his troubles. With ten minutes to go Richie Smallwood got in on the act looping a shot from some twenty yards out into the net giving the Millers a four-nil away win.
The game earlier this season at the New York Stadium was a two-one win for the Millers. Chuks Aneke put the visitors in front on nine minutes but goals from Semi Ajayi and Will Vaulks gave Rotherham all three points.
League Games – Millers v Dons
23.12.2017 Rotherham 2-1 MK Dons
09.04.2016 MK Dons 0-4 Rotherham
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 United
05.01.2008 Rotherham United 0-1 MK Dons
06.05.2006 Rotherham 0-0 MK Dons
29.10.2005 MK Dons 1-1 Rotherham