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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Dale

13 October 2017

Fleetwood Town v Dale: Sky Bet League One, Saturday 14th October, 3pm Kick-Off

Dale make the relatively short trip to Highbury Stadium on Saturday to take on Uwe Rossler’s Fleetwood Town.

The Cod Army were beaten play-off semi-finalists last season after spending the majority of the campaign in the top three.

They are ninth going into tomorrow’s match, having won six, drawn one and lost four of their games so far this season. 

 

PRE-MATCH

As well as looking ahead to the match, Hill also spoke honestly about Dale’s start to the season and discussed what his side have been working on this week. You can read what he had to say HERE

There is a full 13-minute interview with the Gaffer on iFollow.

 

ADMISSION INFORMATION

Supporters who didn’t purchase a ticket in advance can still pay on the day at Highbury Stadium.

Click HERE for admission prices.

 

REF WATCH

Referee: John Brooks

Assistant Referees: Geoffrey Liddle & Kevin Mulraine

Fourth Official: Paul Graham

 

BETTING PREVIEW

Dale are 19/10 to pick up all three points at Fleetwood on Saturday.

Click HERE for full match odds.

 

FLASHBACK

Dale were 3-0 winners at Highbury Stadium back in 2013, thanks to goals from Ian Henderson, George Donnelly and Jason Kennedy.

Click HERE for a full flashback of the victory, including highlights.

 

WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

Fans in the UK can listen to match audio commentary on iFollow. The programme will start at 2.55pm.

The match is also available to watch live for supporters overseas.

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 (www.rochdaleafc.co.uk). 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, and will go behind-the-scenes with our Instagram Story feature. Follow @officiallydale (Twitter and Instagram).

 

GETTING THERE

Exit the M6 at Junction 32 and take the M55 towards Blackpool. Then leave the M55 at Junction 3 and take the A585 towards Fleetwood.

On the outskirts of the town you will come to a roundabout with Blackpool and Fylde college on your left. Continue straight on towards Fleetwood, but after the roundabout take the first left into Copse Road.

After about a mile as you pass Fleetwood Fire station, branch left and turn left on to Radcliffe Road, as if you were going back on yourself. Then take the next right on to Stanley Road and the stadium is at the bottom of this road on the left.

The full address for your Sat Nav is Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6TX.

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Match Reports

Report: Fleetwood Town 2-2 Dale

14 October 2017

Goals from Bradden Inman and Ian Henderson earned Rochdale a 2-2 draw with Fleetwood Town at Highbury Stadium.

Former Dale defender Ashley Eastham put the hosts ahead in the first half, before two goals in five minutes at the start of the second half put Dale ahead.

Inman and Henderson turned the game on its head, and Fleetwood were reduced to ten men when Wes Burns saw red for a two-footed challenge.

The ten men earned a point though with seven minutes remaining, when Devante Cole turned home a right-wing cross from six yards out.

Keith Hill made two changes to his side from last weekend, as Bradden Inman and Calvin Andrew replaced Ollie Rathbone and Steven Davies.

A quiet first half didn’t produce too many chances for either side in what was a very even match-up.

Callum Camps sent a half volley straight at Alex Cairns, and Devante Cole headed a Kyle Dempsey cross onto the roof of the net.

The only goal of the first 45 minutes was a scrappy one, as a poor corner somehow made its way into the six-yard box. Eastham emerged from a scramble to poke home from close range and break the deadlock.

Neither side deserved to be behind,

Camps saw another strike from outside the area comfortably held, whilst MJ Williams sent a powerful volley wide from Donervon Daniels’ deflected cross.

Joe Rafferty replaced Daniels at the break, ahead of a second half in which Dale turned the scoreline on its head within eight minutes.

The equaliser came less than three minutes after the restart, when MJ Williams’ clipped ball into the area eventually fell to Inman, whose left foot strike crept low into the far corner.

Five minutes later and Dale were ahead. Good work from Joe Bunney down the left opened space for a cross, which was met by Henderson, who headed powerfully beyond Cairns.

Dale also gained a man advantage midway through the period, when Fleetwood substitute Burns was shown a straight red card for a two-footed challenge on Camps.

Jordan Williams replaced Matty Done inside the final 20 minutes, but it was the home side who grabbed the next goal, equalising with seven minutes remaining.

Substitute Ashley Hunter’s cross from the right was inviting for Cole, who slid in and poked home from six yards out.

Dale were close to snatching the victory as the game entered stoppage time, when Jordan Williams’ deflected shot was tipped around the post by Cairns.

That was the closest either side went to winning it late on, as the spoils were shared at Highbury Stadium.

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