What 70-year record can Rotherham match against Northampton on Saturday?

Rotherham rewrote the history books during their miserable campaign last season, but this year they are already chasing the right sort of records.

Their blistering start at the AESSEAL New York Stadium has seen them score more home league goals than any other side in Europe so far this term, plundering 18 in five games.

 

They have got to that tally by putting five past three teams, the first time they have achieved that since 1989-90 and the first ever time they have done it before the end of September.

If they can repeat the feat against Northampton on Saturday it will be the first time a Rotherham side has scored five or more in a home league game four times in a season since 1947-48.

That was a particularly good Millers outfit as, under Reg Freeman, they also banged in five or more five times the previous season in 46-47 and that remains the club record – something Paul Warne’s side might have their eye on.

That 46-47 feat is even more impressive considering it was a 42-game season.

This current crop will have their work cut out if they are to break the record for most home goals scored by the club in a season.

Having scored 18 in five games, you might think it be possible, but Freeman’s 46-47 side scored a staggering 81 goals in just 21 games. Not a bad year to have a season ticket!

The record number of home goals for a 46-game season is 50 scored in the 2000-01 campaign.

Still, Warne’s men have ALREADY surpassed the total number of home goals the club scored in the 1996-97 and 2004-05 seasons, when just 17 goals were registered, and need just five more to match last year’s grim total of 23.

 

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