A change of manager but some things never change – Stanley don’t win at Don Valley Stadium.
It’s like taxes, death and the Reds never winning at Hereford – it’s a certainty no matter what.
Stanley have played four matches in the Sheffield venue and not won any, or even scored a goal – it’s perhaps a good job the Millers are moving back to a newly-built ground in Rotherham next season.
It was a shame for interim boss Leam Richardson as he looked to sign off with two wins out of two but even he admitted he was more relieved just to see the back of the Don Valley.
"I don’t think I have even been to this ground as a spectator and seen a good game," said Richardson. "I am all for them getting a new stadium next year!"
After a two-week enforced weather break for the Reds, the game was settled by a well-struck penalty by Bury loan man Shaun Harrad.
The striker hadn’t scored in 18 games for the Shakers who loaned him out to Andy Scott’s men and since then he has scored two in two games – just Stanley’s luck.
But in fairness the Reds mustered little up front and their record of having not lost in seven away games in the league – or in white this season – was lost at the cold, open arena.
Not that Richardson was going to let his players get too down about it.
He had the 4-3 victory over Gillingham to remember as the boss and this was one he admitted he just wanted to forget and move on from with the Paul Cook era beginning at the Crown Ground.
"It’s been two opposite ends of the scale in my management career," said Richardson.
"But the lads will be first to hold their hands up – we didn’t get beat by Rotherham, I think we beat ourselves.
"We didn’t do things that we were good at – we didn’t get on the ball in the right areas and there were wrong decisions at times. As long as we know that we got beat not playing well and the reasons for that, it’s not a problem – we move on and we will make it right and we will win more than we lose.
"We have had a long chat in the dressing room and the lads are still positive. We have still got the same goals regardless.
"You are not going to win every game but if we keep doing the right things the right way we will be up there and finish where we want to be."
Richardson stuck with the same team who overcame the Gills in the thriller but it is a weird atmosphere at the Don Valley, with the athletics stadium surrounding the track.
The Reds were also meeting a Rotherham side who, after four defeats in their last six games which had seen them drop down the table, had secured a victory over table toppers Southend last Friday to boost their confidence and their charge for the play-offs.
And their renewed purpose and the wind managed to stifle the Reds in the first half so much that their only chance of the half was a blocked Danny Coid effort.
In fairness the chances were limited for the Millers too with their top scorer Alex Revell heading over and also having the ball cleared from his feet by keeper Ian Dunbavin.
Then came what proved to be the decisive moment.
The pace of Kieron Cadogan and Mark Bradley had tested the Reds a few times down the Millers’ right and this time Bradley cut inside the area, only to be caught by Bryan Hughes.
The referee pointed to the spot and Stanley, who haven’t had a penalty this season, saw Harrad blast home the fifth against the Reds into the roof of the net.
After the break, Stanley had the wind advantage and were livelier but still didn’t test Millers stopper Rhys Taylor.
At the other end, Harrad had all the time in the world to head home number two but Dunbavin’s leg denied Rotherham a more convincing win.
The game fizzled out and Richardson admitted that his side had never really got going as an attacking force.
The interim boss said: "I have no complaints with the penalty.
"The frustrating thing is we haven’t made their keeper work.
"We have five offensive players who can hurt teams individually and they will be first to hold their hands up that they didn’t do enough. They will analyse themselves, go away and improve.
"Bavo has made a fantastic save to keep us in the game but we didn’t go up the other end and offer much ourselves and make that count.
"Regardless of who is in charge, 11 lads went out there to do a job, we did everything right before the game, we ticked all the boxes and we worked on Rotherham but sometimes it doesn’t work and you have to accept that in football.
"We still have the same goals, the lads still believe and it’s a new era and we move on."
Thankfully Rotherham do too.