Some facts and figures between the Millers and Posh
Rotherham United travel to Peterborough on Tuesday night for the first round of the Carling Cup, which is actually the first time these two teams have met in this competition.
The results between the two sides over the years has been pretty even with the Millers having one more victory over all.
The last time they met in the league both games were three-one victories to the home side. In August 2007, at Millmoor, the Millers were three up in thirty-five minutes. Derek Holmes opened the scoring on eight minutes, Chris O`Grady doubled the score on thirty-three minutes and two minutes later Holmes scored for the second time. Aaron McLean got a consolation for the post two minutes from time.
At London Road Charlie Lee put the home side in the lead on twenty-two minutes with Aaron McLean scoring the second ten minutes from time. On ninety minutes Ryan Taylor gave the Millers a glimmer of hope but six minutes into four added on by referee Mike Russell, Craig Mackail-Smith got the third for Posh to give them all three points.
Two matches that stick out in my mind were trouncings, one for each side and both at London Road. The Millers travelled to Peterborough at the end of November 1996 and Paul Blades put them one up in the opening ten minutes only for Martin Carruthers to equalise ten minutes later. Bradley Sandeman put the visitors ahead on the half hour mark only for Peterborough to get a penalty on the stroke of half-time and Scott Houghton put the spot kick away. From the re-start the Millers gave the ball away and Roger Willis put the ball past Steve Farrelly for the home side to go in at half-time three-two up. Willis was on hand to score another three minutes into the second half and on the hour mark and own goal from Mark Monington gave the home side five and nine minutes later Carruthers got his second of the game for the result to be six-two. Just after the goal, to make the Millers` misery complete, Ian Breckin got his marching orders and went for an early bath.
The most memorable game though, for Millers fans, between the sides, has to be Boxing Day 1999. Ronnie Moore had asked if the game could be postponed as half his squad was down with flu but the answer was a firm ‘no` and not one Millers fan was expecting to see much of a game from the Millers so it was a bit of a surprise when Danny Hudson put them in front on two minutes. Paul Warne then added two more, one of thirty-four minutes and another four minutes into the second half and Steve Thompson and Leo Fortune-West walked past the Posh defenders to score and make the game a great five-nil victory for the visitors in front of nearly eleven thousand fans.
HOME….P 15 W 5 D 8 L 2 GOALS 24-13
AWAY….P 15 W 5 D 3 L 7 GOALS 24-24
TOTALS….P 30 W 10 D 11 L 9 GOALS 48-37
Tue 29 Jan Peterborough 3 – 1 Rotherham U. League Two
Sun 19 Aug Rotherham U. 3 – 1 Peterborough League Two
Sat 11 Nov Peterborough 3 – 0 Rotherham U. F.A. Cup
Sat 05 May Peterborough 1 – 1 Rotherham U. League Division Two
Sat 25 Nov Rotherham U. 3 – 0 Peterborough League Division Two
Sat 25 Mar Rotherham U. 1 – 1 Peterborough League Division Three
Sun 26 Dec Peterborough 0 – 5 Rotherham U. League Division Three
Sat 20 Mar Rotherham U. 2 – 2 Peterborough League Division Three
Sat 31 Oct Peterborough 2 – 4 Rotherham U. League Division Three
Sat 31 Jan Peterborough 1 – 0 Rotherham U. League Division Three
Sat 13 Sep Rotherham U. 2 – 2 Peterborough League Division Three
Sat 30 Nov Peterborough 6 – 2 Rotherham U. League Division Two
Sat 26 Oct Rotherham U. 2 – 0 Peterborough League Division Two
Sat 16 Dec Peterborough 1 – 0 Rotherham U. League Division Two
Sat 30 Sep Rotherham U. 5 – 1 Peterborough League Division Two
Sat 04 Mar Rotherham U. 0 – 0 Peterborough League Division Two
Sat 24 Sep Peterborough 2 – 2 Rotherham U. League Division Two
Tue 04 Apr Rotherham U. 1 – 1 Peterborough Fourth Division
Sat 07 Jan Peterborough 0 – 3 Rotherham U. Fourth Division
Tue 01 May Rotherham U. 1 – 1 Peterborough Third Division
Mon 16 Apr Peterborough 1 – 1 Rotherham U. Third Division
Sat 08 Apr Peterborough 1 – 0 Rotherham U. Third Division
Sat 12 Nov Rotherham U. 0 – 1 Peterborough Third Division
Sat 22 Jan Rotherham U. 0 – 0 Peterborough Third Division
Sat 21 Aug Peterborough 0 – 2 Rotherham U. Third Division
Tue 06 Apr Rotherham U. 1 – 1 Peterborough Third Division
Sat 27 Sep Peterborough 1 – 3 Rotherham U. Third Division
Sat 11 May Rotherham U. 3 – 1 Peterborough Fourth Division
Mon 25 Mar Peterborough 2 – 0 Rotherham U. Fourth Division
Sat 03 Jan Rotherham U. 0 – 1 Peterborough F.A. Cup