Date: 8th May 2014 at 8:44am
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A few facts and figures of Millers v Lillywhites’ games in the past

Rotherham United and Preston have met fifty times in the past – forty-six times in the League and twice in the League Cup.

The first time the pair met at Deepdale was in the League Cup in November 1961 where it ended goalless with the replay at Millmoor being a three-nil win to the Millers with Ian Butler, Ken Houghton and Barry Webster getting the goals.

The first time Rotherham beat the Lilywhites at Deepdale was in September 1984 when they were both in the Old Division Three. John Dungworth scored first for the visitors with Tony Simmons then Mike Trusson giving the Millers a three-nil win.

The last time the Millers won at Preston was on Boxing Day 2002 when second half goals from Mark Robins and Richie Barker gave the Millers a two-nil win.

Teams That Day
Edwards (Mears)
Skora (Anderson)
Lewis (Abbot)

Subs not used – Mollanen, Rankine

Sedgwick (Warne)
Monkhouse (Garner)

Subs not used – Gray, Branston, Talbot

The game at Deepdale earlier this season was a six goal thriller. After Lee Frecklington had opened the scoring early on an own goal from Tom Clarke gave the Millers an eleven minute two-goal lead. On the thirty-seventh minute Craig Davies halved the deficit with Paul Gallagher and Joe Garner adding two goals in the second half to make it three-two. But in the last minute of the game an Adam Collin free-kick found Alex Revell who in turn headed down to Nicky Adams. Adams shot was blocked but the ball fell to Frecklington whose rocket shot took a deflection or two and ended up in the back of the net sending the nine hundred plus visiting fans wild!

League Games between Rotherham and Preston

League One
25.02.2014 Preston 3-3 Rotherham
10.08.2013 Rotherham 0-0 Preston

09.04.2005 Rotherham1-2 Preston
30.08.2004 Preston 2-0 Rotherham

League One
27.03.2004 Rotherham 1-0 Preston
20.09.2003 Preston 4-1 Rotherham
26.12.2002 Preston 0-2 Rotherham
17.08.2002 Rotherham 0-0 Preston
09.03.2002 Preston 2-1 Rotherham
15.12.2001 Rotherham 1-0 Preston

League Two
08.02.1997 Rotherham 0-1 Preston
02.11.1996 Preston 0-0 Rotherham
27.03.1993 Preston 5-2 Rotherham
21.11.1992 Rotherham 1-0 Preston

Division Three (Old)
20.04.1991 Preston 1-2 Rotherham
20.10.1990 Rotherham 1-0 Preston
20.01.1990 Preston 0-1 Rotherham
19.08.1989 Rotherham 3-1 Preston
16.01.1988 Rotherham 2-2 Preston
19.09.1987 Preston 0-0 Rotherham
09.02.1985 Rotherham 3-0 Preston
22.09.1984 Preston 0-3 Rotherham
10.03.1984 Rotherham 0-1 Preston
12.11.1983 Preston 1-0 Rotherham
25.04.1978 Rotherham 2-1 Preston
27.08.1977 Preston 3-2 Rotherham
26.02.1977 Rotherham 2-0 Preston
18.09.1976 Preston 0-0 Rotherham
20.04.1976 Rotherham 1-1 Preston
13.01.1976 Preston 3-2 Rotherham
04.05.1971 Preston 3-0 Rotherham
16.03.1971 Rotherham 1-1 Preston

Division Two (Old)
30.12.1967 Rotherham 1-0 Preston
26.12.1967 Preston 2-2 Rotherham
28.03.1967 Preston 1-1 Rotherham
27.03.1967 Rotherham 2-1 Preston
09.04.1966 Preston 1-1 Rotherham
30.10.1965 Rotherham 6-3 Preston
12.12.1964 Rotherham 2-2 Preston
22.08.1964 Preston 0-0 Rotherham
04.04.1964 Rotherham 4-2 Preston
23.11.1963 Preston 2-2 Rotherham
16.03.1963 Rotherham 3-1 Preston
27.10.1962 Preston 2-2 Rotherham
17.03.1962 Preston 2-0 Rotherham
28.10.1961 Rotherham 2-2 Preston

Cup Games between Rotherham and Preston
League Cup
28.11.1962 Rotherham 3-0 Preston
14.11.1961 Preston 0-0 Rotherham