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Preview: Dale v Peterborough United

24 November 2017

Dale v Peterborough United: Sky Bet League One, Saturday 25th November, 3pm Kick-Off

Rochdale return to the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday, hosting Peterborough United in the League One fixture. 

The Posh’s midweek win over Portsmouth saw them move to seventh in League One, just one place outside the play-offs, having won eight, drawn four and lost six of their opening 18 league games.

PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW

Keith Hill has been on pre-match press duties ahead of the game. He told iFollow: "We've got to be positive about everything we do."

Read the Gaffer's full pre-match interview HERE.

Calvin Andrew has also spoken to iFollow ahead of the match.He says Dale “have to take the positives from Tuesday into Saturday."

 

TEAM NEWS

As mentioned by Peterborough United on their website earlier, Bradden Inman is ineligible for the game due to the terms of his season-long loan deal from the Posh. 

On Monday, Manager Keith Hill told iFollow that Niall Canavan, Keith Keane, Joe Thompson and M.J. Williams remain on the injury list. 

 

ADMISSION INFORMATION

Supporters can pay on the day on Saturday.

The Main Stand is an ALL TICKET RESERVED SEATING stand. Therefore, there will be no cash turnstiles in operation for the Main Stand. Tickets can be bought from the RAFC Ticket Office before going to the turnstiles.

Supporters can pay cash at the turnstiles in all other areas of the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday.

Click HERE for matchday admission prices.

 

REF WATCH

Referee: Martin Coy

Assistant Referees: Richard Wigglesworth & David Benton

Fourth Official: Chris Isherwood

 

Club News

Junior Event: Meet Elf On The Shelf Before Peterborough Match!

22 November 2017

PRE-MATCH

Bring the kids along early on Saturday and get them in the Christmas spirit! Youngsters can meet Elf On The Shelf, as well as write their own letter for Santa!

It begins at 2pm in the Carlsberg Lounge. For full details on how to get involved, click HERE.

Meanwhile, the Ratcliffe Bars, situated on the Crown Oil Arena car park, open at 12pm on Saturday, with visiting supporters also welcome. Click HERE for full details on opening times.

 

POST-MATCH

There is a FREE entertainment event in the Carlsberg Lounge after the match, with a Rod Stewart tribute act performing live!

There will also be 'through the decades' music. Doors are open straight after the full-time whistle and no tickets are required.

Click HERE for full details!

 

FIRST TIME VISITOR

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

 

FLASHBACK

Dale were 2-0 winners over Peterborough back in August 2015, when goals from Callum Camps and Reuben Noble-Lazarus sealed an opening day victory at the Crown Oil Arena

Click HERE to view a full flashback of the game, including the match report and highlights from the win.

 

Club News

TVOS Preview: Peterborough United

23 November 2017

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

The Voice Of Spotland, Rochdale AFC's matchday programme, returns for Saturday's match.

Joe Bunney is the cover star, and there is a pull-out poster of the full-back inside to collect!

Bunney also discusses how the squad are fighting for each other and working hard to pick up results.

Click HERE for the full preview.

 

BETTING PREVIEW

Dale are 7/5 to record victory over The Posh tomorrow.

Click HERE for full match odds.

 

WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

Fans in the UK can listen to match audio commentary on iFollow, whilst overseas fans can WATCH the match live! The programme will start at 2.55pm.

Click HERE to subscribe to iFollow.

We will be tweeting live updates from the match, and will go behind-the-scenes with our Instagram Story feature. Follow @officiallydale (Twitter and Instagram).

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Match Reports

Report: Dale 2-0 Peterborough United

25 November 2017

Two goals in four first-half minutes saw Dale pick up a 2-0 victory over Peterborough United at the Crown Oil Arena.

Calvin Andrew celebrated signing his contract extension by opening the scoring with a superb touch and finish shortly after the half hour mark, before Callum Camps doubled the lead with a stunning free-kick four minutes later.

Keith Hill made one change to the starting line-up from the midweek game against Charlton Athletic, as Joe Rafferty replaced Matty Gillam.

Dale also changed formation, switching to three at the back, and it proved dividends as they dominated the opening period.

Joe Bunney had the first half-chance, mishitting a Rafferty cross wide on the volley, and Dale were dealt a blow after just seven minutes when Matty Done limped off to be replaced by Jordan Slew.

Bunney then provided a superb cross for Andrew, who should have done better as he headed over at the near post.

Dale continued to exert pressure, and when Bunney’s run forward allowed him to find Rafferty at the back post, it took a good block from a Posh defender to deflect over the crossbar.

Peterborough hadn’t seen too much of the ball in the Dale third, but Josh Lillis had to be alert when Jack Marriott found Marcus Maddison with a through ball. Maddison cut back onto his left foot and fired goalward, but Lillis saved well.

The deadlock was broken just after the half hour mark through Andrew, who signed a contract extension during the week.

Rafferty’s cross from the right found Andrew, who took a superb touch and turned to fire into the far corner.

The lead was doubled just four minutes later, through another superb finish. Dale were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area, which Camps stepped up to and rifled into the top corner.

It could have been three before half-time when Camps forced Posh goalkeeper Connor O’Malley into a hurried clearance, which fell to Andrew. He drove into the area but fired wide of the near post on his right foot.

For the visitors, who were looking for a goal before the break, Jack Baldwin sent a weak header into the arms of Lillis and Danny Lloyd sent a left-foot shot wide of the Dale stopper’s right post.

The second half was a more even affair, as Peterborough’s three half-time substitutes tried to haul the visitors back into the game.

One of those, Idris Kanu, had a weak effort held shortly after the break, whilst Slew had two efforts blocked for Dale.

Slew was then replaced by Gillam on the hour mark, two minutes before Ian Henderson sent a snap shot wide after a corner had dropped to him.

Bunney limped off after picking up an injury in a Dale break forward, and he was replaced by former Peterborough man Kgosi Ntlhe.

Christopher Forrester had two shots from distance held by Lillis as the game edged towards a close, with Dale defending well to preserve the clean sheet and two goal advantage which saw them pick up a deserved three points.

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