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Rotherham United’s Biggest Wins of the Decade

10) Oxford United 0-4 RUFC (5th Mar, 2013)

Rotherham’s resounding victory over Oxford here pushed their League Two promotion push into full swing. Steve Evans’ side were in full control of this one as they breezed past their opponents with four goals at the end of the first-half. David Noble got things going in the 30th minute, before Kari Arnason, Johnny Mullins and Ben Pringle got in on the act. This win moved the Millers to just a point behind then-third place Cheltenham, as Rotherham eventually earned automatic promotion.

9) MK Dons 0-4 RUFC (9th Apr, 2016)

Rotherham’s surreal resurgence under Neil Warnock gave them a really good chance of staying up in the Championship. Their biggest game of the season was this one, a trip down south to face their direct relegation rivals MK Dons. A win here would swing the chances of survival firmly into the winners favour, so the pressure going in was huge. But Warnock’s Millers absolutely tore through the home side to win 4-0 to all-but secure their safety. Matt Derbyshire eased a lot of nerves by giving Rotherham the lead in the first minute, before Leon Best made it 2-0 from the penalty spot in the 17th minute. Rare Second-Half goals from Kirk Broadfoot and Richie Smallwood completed the rout as Rotherham secured a famous away win.

8) RUFC 4-0 Bradford City (1st Sep, 2012)

Rotherham’s first league derby at the New York Stadium really could not have gone any better than this. After beating Burton Albion 3-0 on the opening day, the Millers had a really tough test next as they hosted Bradford City. Rotherham got off to a flying start via a superb 25-yard strike from Michael O’Connor in the first minute. Steve Evans’ side did not look back from there as they added to their lead with goals from Gareth Evans and Ben Pringle in the 1st half. Evans got his second of the game late on to compound Bradford’s misery, and add to Rotherham’s glory on derby day.

7) RUFC 5-1 Walsall (12th Sep, 2017)

In the opening few weeks of their 2017/18 League One season, Rotherham really were not short of a goal or two. One of these huge wins came against Walsall. The Millers were on fire as they bagged four goals in just 18 first-half minutes, as Lee Frecklington and Jon Taylor both bagged braces. Walsall got a goal back early in the second-half but the game was all but settled. Rotherham put the game completely beyond doubt a couple of minutes before the end via another Frecklington goal as he completed his first hat-trick for the club.

6) RUFC 5-1 Oldham Athletic (23rd Sep, 2017)

In their next home game, Rotherham replicated their scoreline from two weeks earlier by winning 5-1 again, this time against Oldham Athletic. But this one wasn’t anywhere near as comfortable. The Millers took the lead in the 8th minute through Michael Ihiekwe, but Craig Davies equalised for Oldham in the 21st minute. This was how the score stayed until late on as Kieffer Moore put Rotherham in front again in the 73rd minute. This sparked Paul Warne’s side into life as they scored another three in the last 10 minutes to earn all three points in fine style. Moore got his second, before Anthony Forde and Jerry Yates got in on the act to continue Rotherham’s brilliant form at the New York Stadium.

5) RUFC 5-0 Southend United (12th Aug, 2017)

But the biggest of their three emphatic wins in 2017/18 came here at home to Southend United. The Millers once again had a brilliant start as they found themselves 4-0 up at half-time, with Southend simply having no answer for Rotherham’s attacking prowess. A first-half hat-trick from Kieffer Moore and a sublime Joe Newell goal put Rotherham firmly in the driving seat going into the break. Rotherham added to their lead in the second-half as Ryan Williams got on the scoresheet as he finished off a superb team move. They had chances to extend their lead but this was how it finished as Rotherham earned an emphatic win in their opening home game of the season.

4) RUFC 5-0 Port Vale (1st Jan, 2011)

This game was expected to be a close one between two League Two promotion contenders. But this wasn’t the case as Rotherham ran out comprehensive winners. Two quick fire goals in the opening 20 minutes from Nicky Law and Ryan Taylor put Rotherham two goals to the good. Matters were made even worse for Port Vale just ten minutes later as their ‘keeper Stuart Tomlinson was sent off for a late challenge on Marcus Marshall. The Millers asserted their dominance in the second-half as Taylor grabbed his brace, in between goals from Will Atkinson and Arsenal loanee Mark Randall.

3) RUFC 6-1 Bolton Wanderers (14th Sep, 2019)

This season’s thumping of Bolton earns third place on this list. Many expected this to be a comfortable win for the Millers going in given Bolton’s off-field woes, but this was thrown into doubt early on. The visitors took the lead as Thibaud Verlinden scored in the 4th minute. Bolton’s lead didn’t last long though, as Rotherham equalised ten minutes later via a Ben Wiles goal. Two further first-half goals from forwards Freddie Ladapo and Carlton Morris gave Rotherham a 3-1 lead going into the break. The Millers kicked on from here with three further goals in the second-half, as Ladapo and Morris both grabbed braces, before Rangers loanee Jake Hastie got on the scoresheet to add a sixth.

2) RUFC 6-0 Notts County (1st Mar, 2014)

Rotherham had a special team in 2013/14 and in this game against Notts County, all their big hitters were firing. They thumped the visitors 6-0 to record their biggest ever win at the New York Stadium to date. Rotherham got off to a storming start as they found themselves 4-0 up after just 29 minutes. James Tavernier opened the scoring with a brilliant free-kick, before Haris Vuckic, Alex Revell and Kieran Agard quickly added to their lead. The game was done at half-time but the Millers added to their lead in the 60th minute as Vuckic got his 2nd of the match, before Tom Hitchcock got his side’s 6th goal in the final ten minutes.

1) Lincoln City 0-6 RUFC (25th Mar, 2011)

Rotherham’s second 6-0 win of the decade came here at Lincoln City. But there were a lot of questions going into this game. This was the first game since the departure of Ronnie Moore. Caretaker Boss Andy Liddell was looking for a big response, and that was exactly what he got. Bizarrely, the star of this game was Ronnie Moore’s son, Ian Thomas-Moore. Thomas-Moore opened the scoring in the 9th minute, before Danny Harrison got the second five minutes later. Rotherham kicked into a different gear in the second-half, as Thomas-Moore completed his hat-trick with two goals in ten minutes. Ryan Taylor and Jason Taylor also got a goal each to complete a brilliant 6-0 win in one of Rotherham’s best performances of the decade.