Date: 22nd May 2018 at 7:53am
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Rotherham United take on Shrewsbury Town at Wembley on Sunday in the League One Play-Off Final which is the sixty-third time the pair have met in all competitions.

This season the teams took three points each from the two league games, both at one another’s home. In November the Shrews came to the New York Stadium winning two-nil. The game was sixteen minutes old when Jon Nolan put the visitors in front, the Shrews ‘keeper Dean Henderson having already saved a penalty from Kieffer Moore. Eight minutes into the second half a poor challenge on Shaun Cummings from Abu Ogogo saw Town go down to ten when Ogogo was sent-off. On seventy-six minutes a loose ball fell to Richie Towell who said ‘thank you very much’ and made it one-one but three minutes into time added on at the end of the game Stefan Payne scored from close range to give the visitors all three points. At the end of the game Shrewsbury were top of the league with Rotherham dropping to eighth.

The game at the New Meadow was in February when just before half-time up popped skipper Richard Wood to score the only goal of the game with the Millers leaving with the points. The table saw that the Shrews were still top at this point with the Millers fourth.

The end of the season saw Shrewsbury end in third place with eighty-seven points and Rotherham a place below them on seventy-nine points.

Rotherham went on to play Scunthorpe in the play-off semi-finals winning four-two on aggregate, having drawn at Glanford Park and won two-nil at the New York Stadium. Shrewsbury took on Charlton, winning both games one-nil.

Of course, we all know that the clubs have met at Wembley before in April 1996 in the Auto Windscreen Trophy Final. Two goals from Nigel Jemson, one in each half gave Rotherham a two goal lead with a Mark Taylor goal nine minutes from time making it an uncomfortable last ten minutes for the Millers and their fans.

League Stats – Millers v Shrews
League One
17.02.2018 Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Rotherham Utd
18.11.2017 Rotherham Utd 1-2 Shrewsbury Town
18.01.2014 Shrewsbury Town 0-3 Rotherham United
24.08.2013 Rotherham United 2-2 Shrewsbury Town
League Two
14.04.2012 Shrewsbury Town 3-1 Rotherham Utd
22.10.2011 Rotherham Utd 1-1 Shrewsbury Town
20.03.2011 Rotherham Utd 1-3 Shrewsbury Town
04.09.2010 Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Rotherham Utd
22.02.2010 Rotherham Utd 1-1 Shrewsbury Town
01.12.2009 Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Rotherham Utd
18.04.2009 Rotherham Utd 1-2 Shrewsbury Town
06.12.2008 Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Rotherham Utd
08.03.2008 Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Rotherham Utd
24.11.2007 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Shrewsbury Town

English Division Three
29.01.2000 Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Rotherham Utd
28.08.1999 Rotherham Utd 4-0 Shrewsbury Town
20.04.1999 Shrewsbury Town 2-3 Rotherham Utd
03.10.1998 Rotherham Utd 0-1 Shrewsbury Town
14.02.1998 Rotherham Utd 0-1 Shrewsbury Town
04.10.1997 Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Rotherham Utd

English Division Two
22.03.1997 Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Rotherham Utd
24.08.1996 Rotherham Utd 1-2 Shrewsbury Town
06.04.1996 Rotherham Utd 2-2 Shrewsbury Town
28.10.1995 Shrewsbury Town 3-1 Rotherham Utd
16.12.1994 Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Rotherham Utd
13.08.1994 Rotherham Utd 0-4 Shrewsbury Town

English Division Three (Old)
12.01.1991 Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Rotherham Utd
01.09.1990 Rotherham Utd 2-2 Shrewsbury Town
24.02.1990 Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Rotherham Utd
25.11.1989 Rotherham Utd 4-2 Shrewsbury Town

English Division Two (Old)
05.03.1983 Rotherham Utd 0-3 Shrewsbury Town
23.10.1982 Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Rotherham Utd
16.02.1982 Rotherham Utd 3-0 Shrewsbury Town
03.10.1981 Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Rotherham Utd

English Division Three (Old)
10.05.1979 Shrewsbury Town 3-1 Rotherham Utd
28.10.1978 Rotherham Utd 1-2 Shrewsbury Town
04.04.1978 Rotherham Utd 0-0 Shrewsbury Town
27.09.1977 Shrewsbury Town 4-1 Rotherham Utd
01.02.1977 Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Rotherham Utd
06.11.1976 Rotherham Utd 1-0 Shrewsbury Town
21.02.1976 Rotherham Utd 0-1 Shrewsbury Town
15.11.1975 Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Rotherham Utd

English Division Four (Old)
08.04.1975 Shrewsbury Town 3-1 Rotherham Utd
01.10.1974 Rotherham Utd 0-0 Shrewsbury Town

English Division Three (Old)
11.11.1972 Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Rotherham Utd
19.09.1972 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Shrewsbury Town
12.02.1972 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Shrewsbury Town
23.10.1971 Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Rotherham Utd
17.10.1970 Rotherham Utd 1-1 Shrewsbury Town
15.08.1970 Shrewsbury Town 4-2 Rotherham Utd
07.10.1969 Rotherham Utd 1-2 Shrewsbury Town
16.08.1969 Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Rotherham Utd
21.12.1968 Rotherham Utd 1-0 Shrewsbury Town
19.10.1968 Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Rotherham Utd

English Division Three (North)
21.04.1951 Rotherham Utd 2-0 Shrewsbury Town
02.12.1950 Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Rotherham Utd

Cup Games
League Cup
21.03.1961 Rotherham Utd 3-2 Shrewsbury Town
29.03.1961 Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Rotherham Utd
13.10.1965 Shrewsbury Town 2-5 Rotherham Utd

FA Cup
08.01.1983 Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Rotherham Utd
03.11.2011 Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Rotherham Utd

Football League Trophy
14.04.1996 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Shrewsbury Town (Final)
07.12.1999 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Shrewsbury Town

 

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