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Rotherham's last 5 FA Cup third round games

Rotherham switch their attention to the FA Cup this weekend as they visit Leeds in third round.

Although there are plenty of sub-plots to make the game spicy, especially considering Steve Evans' comments about Neil Redfearn last month, it is hardly one to get us licking our lips.

And that's probably a good job as the Millers have a shocking recent record in the third round of the FA Cup. 

For those of you that can bear to read on, here's a reminder of their last five games in the round of 64.

Rotherham 1 Bournemouth 5 - 2014/15

This was another underwhelming draw as it preceded the same Championship fixture seven days later and on paper it yielded little chance of the Millers winning, despite Eddie Howe's Bournemouth making several changes.

However, Steve Evans' side enjoyed a fast start as Richard Brindley put them ahead in the 10th minute with a deflected effort. But it was downhill from there as the Cherries flexed their muscles and ran riot, with Shaun McDonald, Junior Stanislas, Ryan Fraser and Yann Kermogant (2) sending the visitors through and becoming the first opposition to score five goals at the New York Stadium.

Aldershot 3 Rotherham 1 - 2012/13

Having beaten League One opposition in the first two rounds in Stevenage and Notts County, the Millers will have fancied their chances of a decent cup run when they were paired with League Two rivals Aldershot. However, it was an afternoon to forget as Evans' men flopped on a grand scale.

They were downed by a Danny Hylton hat-trick  - which was enough to see the Shots striker earn a deal in South Yorkshire later that year - and only had Lee Frecklington's penalty to show for their efforts. To make matters worse Kari Arnason was sent off in the final 10 minutes.

Rotherham 0 Yeovil 3 - 2004/05

There were so many low points during the horror season of 2004/05, which saw the Millers relegated from the Championship, but there weren't many worse than their FA Cup exit at the hands of League Two Yeovil.

With boss Ronnie Moore in dispute over a new contract with new fan-based owners, the Millers missed a chance to solidify his case as they were out-run and out-played by the Glovers, who won it through second-half goals from Phil Jevons, Darren Way and Andrejs Stolcers.

Rotherham 1 Northampton 2 - 2003/04

Talking of low points, this one is widely accepted to be the nadir of Moore's first spell in charge as his second-tier side lost in a replay at home to fourth-tier Northampton. Of course, that was bad enough, but what made it even worse was the prospect of a home time with Manchester United awaiting the winner in the next round.

After scraping a 1-1 draw in the original tie, the fans started dreaming of global stars coming to Millmoor when Paul Hurst put the Millers in front in the first half. But the Cobblers turned it around after the break and goals from Richard Walker and Martin Smith caused the upset and earned them the money-spinning tie in the next round.

Rotherham 0 Wimbledon 3 - 2002/03

The Millers were enjoying their best league form in two decades as they were in the top half of Division One when the 1988 winners came to Millmoor and hopes of a cup run were realistic, especially after they had beaten the Dons in the League Cup earlier that season. However, those dreams were short-lived.

Neil Shipperley put the Dons ahead before half-time before second-half goals from Jobi McAnuff and Lionel Morgan earned revenge for the Dons and left Moore's men to concentrate on the league.

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