Date: 17th September 2018 at 9:20am
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Rotherham United are on their travels when they visit Villa Park in their next game in the Championship.

The Tuesday night game against Aston Villa sees Andy Davies from Hampshire in the middle who was last in charge of a Millers game in February 2017 away at Griffin Park. Jota opened the scoring on thirteen minutes for the hosts but a second half goal from Aimen Belaid drew the Millers level. Nico Yennarisput the Bees back in front on seventy-eight minutes but, with three minutes to go, Anthony Forde thought he’d got a point for Rotherham. But in time added on Semi Ajayi was adjudged to have handled in the area and Jota made it three-two from the spot before getting another to make it four-two making it seven defeats for the Millers in the last eight games.

Before that Andy and the Millers met in April 2015 at Craven Cottage where Matt Derbyshire opened the scoring on four minutes but Ross McCormack equalised in the second half to give each team a point. Kirk Broadfoot saw yellow that day for Rotherham with the hosts having Michael Turner, Dan Burn and Danny Guthrie booked.

He was also in charge of our game two months earlier at Vicarage Road when two goals from Odion Ighalo and one from Troy Deeney gave the hosts a three-nil victory. Kari Arnason and Richie Smallwood saw yellow that evening.

The first time Andy reffed a Rotherham game was at the New York Stadium in March 2013 when Dagenham and Redbridge were the visitors. The game was going OK until the fifty-eighth minute when Kari Arnason and Medy Elito had a ‘coming together’ just inside the box which Mr Davies was ignoring until his linesman got his attention. The next thing we knew was not only was Arnason shown a straight red but the Daggers were awarded a penalty which Elito duly took and scored from. Claude Davies got an equaliser on sixty-six minutes but eight minutes from time Luke Wilkinson got the winner for the visitors. Claude Davies and Daniel Nardiello were also booked that day. After the game Millers Manager Steve Evans said that when Andy Davies looked back on his performance he would be ‘as disappointed as I am.’

Running the line at Villa Park we have Mark Dwyer and Timothy Wood while Antony Coggins will be the Fourth Official.

 

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