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Preview | Dale v Oldham Athletic

17 April 2018

Rochdale v Oldham Athletic | Tuesday 17th April, Sky Bet League One, Crown Oil Arena, 7.45pm Kick-Off

Rochdale return to the Crown Oil Arena on Tuesday night, against near neighbours Oldham Athletic.

Following Saturday’s ten-man win over Peterborough United, Dale are just a point behind Latics, who conceded a late penalty in their 1-1 draw with Gillingham.

A win for Keith Hill's side would see them leapfrog Oldham and also Walsall, whilst a win for Latics would keep Dale three points behind the Saddlers with four games remaining.



 Manager Keith Hill was on pre-match duties. 

Read what he had to say HERE



Oldham boss Richie Wellens says he is treating the game as a cup final.

“For me it’s like a cup final,” said Wellens. “If you win, you take a massive step towards what you want to achieve. If you lose then obviously it’s a massive dent.”

Click HERE to read Wellens’ thoughts in full on Oldham’s official website.



This match is not ALL TICKET. Fans can pay on the night. 

Supporters can pay cash through the turnstiles for the Pearl Street Stand, the Sandy Lane and the away end. Supporters wishing to sit in the Main Stand must purchase a ticket from the RAFC Ticket Office before going to the turnstiles. 

Normal league prices apply for the fixture. They can be found HERE.


The club has issued this important message to supporters ahead of the game. 


Referee: Peter Bankes

Assistant Referees: Paul Hodskinson & Daniel Leach

Fourth Official: Jeremy Simpson











Rochdale are at odds of 17/20 with Sky Bet to record victory over Oldham on Tuesday night.

Click HERE for the full betting preview.



The Ratcliffe Bars, situated on the Crown Oil Arena car park, is open to both home and away supporters from 5pm.

Click HERE for full details.



Coming to the Crown Oil Arena for the first time? View our first-time visitor guide HERE.



Matty Lund’s strike gave Dale a 1-0 victory over Latics at the Crown Oil Arena last season.

Click HERE for the full flashback, including highlights from the game.



Fans in the UK can listen to match audio commentary on iFollow, whilst overseas supporters can WATCH the match LIVE. The programme will start at 7.40pm.

Click HERE to subscribe to iFollow.

To access commentary/watch live via your desktop, go through our match centre. The match centre will be located on the home page of the main website ( Once you’ve clicked through, a link will appear on the left-hand side of the page for you to access the commentary. This will appear on the site around half an hour before kick-off.

We will be tweeting live updates from the match. Follow @officiallydale (Twitter and Instagram).

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Match Reports

Report | Dale 0-0 Oldham Athletic

17 April 2018

Rochdale had to settle for just a point in a goalless draw with neighbours Oldham Athletic at the Crown Oil Arena.

Joe Rafferty saw a penalty saved by Latics goalkeeper Johnny Placide in a first-half Dale dominated, before Calvin Andrew had a goal disallowed in the second period.

The draw keeps Dale a point behind Oldham, with four games remaining.

The club’s appeal against Ian Henderson’s red card at Peterborough United was rejected, meaning he missed the first of four games against Oldham Athletic.

He and Mark Kitching dropped out of the starting line-up from the weekend, with Bradden Inman and Joe Thompson coming in.

After a relatively quiet opening 15 minutes, it was Dale who began to edge proceedings.

Callum Camps saw a dipping volley drop just over the top of the crossbar after a fine solo run from Bradden Inman, before Calvin Andrew got a slight connecetion on an Ollie Rathbone cross when in a good position.

Dale had a superb chance when Matty Done kept a ball down the left channel alive, and pulled the ball back for Thompson. He mishit his shot, which was flicked on by Andrew almost on the goal line, with Placide making the save.

Then came Dale’s best chance of the first-half, when Rathbone was upended in the penalty area. Rafferty took it, but was denied by a strong Placide hand as he dived correctly to his left.

Thompson was involved again shortly before half-time as Dale continued to pile on the pressure, having a shot blocked from another Done pull-back, before Andrew’s shot was also blocked.

Rathbone had one final Dale chance before the break from the resulting corner, but his effort from close range was turned away by Placide who Oldham had to thank for being on level terms at the break.

Dale continued to be the more dominant in the second period, as Jim McNulty and Rafferty saw headers held by Placide, and Camps flashed an effort wide from outside the area.

The visitors’ first effort came through substitute Patrick McEleney who fired well over, two minutes before Dale had a goal disallowed.

Andrew rose highest to nod home a cross from the right side, but was adjudged to have fouled Placide as he did so.

Both sides struggled to create a clear cut opening in the final stages, with Dan Gardner, Ousmane Fane and Eoin Doyle all firing well off target for the visitors.

Inman had Dale’s best chance in the final moments, sending a snap shot over the crossbar from just inside the area.

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