4 other times Rotherham were brilliant on Boxing Day

Rotherham provided some festive cheer by breezing past Bury on Boxing Day.

It makes it a run of three successive wins on December 26 and continues an impressive recent record.


Here’s a look at four other times Rotherham were brilliant on Boxing Day.

Rotherham 4 Bolton 0 – December 26, 2015

Neil Redfearn’s side came into the game on the back of an impressive win over Hull and fancied their chances against rock-bottom Bolton. After a goalless first half, the game burst into life after the break when Grant Ward scored from distance. Danny Ward followed it up with a deflected second soon after and the Millers ran riot in the final 10 minutes with goals from Joe Newell and Jonson Clarke-Harris, making it a Christmas to remember.

Peterborough 0 Rotherham 5 – December 26, 1999

Ronnie Moore’s side were on their way to Division Three promotion, but were hit by a bug so badly that Moore himself was unable to travel to the game. A depleted Millers made light of their situation in one of the best away days in recent memory. Danny Hudson scored in just the second minute and it was plain sailing from there. Paul Warne scored either side of the break to put his side 3-0 up and then quickfire goals from Steve Thompson and Leo Fortune-West sent the travelling army in delirium.

Wigan 1 Rotherham 2 – December 26, 2003

This Millers win is famous for one thing – the arrival of Will Hoskins. Much had been made of the young striker’s potential but he announced himself on the biggest stage with a two-goal blast in the space of two second-half minutes. After a backs-to-the-wall job, Hoskins got his first senior goal in the 81st minute when he was sent through by Chris Sedgwick and with the Millers fans still celebrating, Hoskins added a superb second just two minutes later in identical fashion. Nathan Ellington grabbed a late consolation but it was Hoskins’ day.

Leicester 0 Rotherham 1 – December 26, 2004

Rotherham fans did not have many moments to cheer in the 2004-05 season but a coupon-busting win at Leicester was definitely one of them. They were the better side from the off and on-loan striker Junior was twice denied. But they took the lead in the 36th minute when on-loan Arsenal goalkeeper Stuart Taylor dropped Paul McLaren’s corner and Shaun Barker was on hand to poke home the loose ball. The Millers did have some defending to do at the death as David Connolly hit the crossbar and Mike Pollitt produced a fine save, but Moore’s men were worthy winners.



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