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19 September 2017 Venue The Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane Attendance

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Preview: Bury v Dale - Checkatrade Trophy

18 September 2017

Bury v Dale: Checkatrade Trophy, Tuesday 19th September, 7.45pm Kick-Off

Rochdale kick-off their Checkatrade Trophy campaign with a trip to local rivals Bury on Tuesday night.

It is the first of three group stage matches for both sides. The other two teams in Group C, Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City Under-21s, played their opening fixture a fortnight previously, with Rovers running out 1-0 winners at Ewood Park.

It will be the second meeting between the two sides this season, after the league meeting at the Crown Oil Arena ended goalless.

 

PRE-MATCH

Manager Keith Hill has revealed that 16-year-old midfielder Daniel Adshead will be involved. Read more HERE.

 

ADMISSION INFORMATION

Supporters who didn't purchase an advance ticket can pay on the night at Gigg Lane.

Click HERE for admission prices.

 

COMPETITION RULES

For a full run down of the rules in the Checkatrade Trophy, click HERE.

 

REF WATCH

Referee: Mark Heywood

Assistant Referees: David Plowright & Peter Gooch

Fourth Official: Scott Oldham

 

BETTING PREVIEW

Dale are 19/10 to pick up all three points at Gigg Lane on Tuesday.

Click HERE for full match odds.

 

FLASHBACK

Dale’s previous visit to Gigg Lane saw a stunning strike from Callum Camps secure a 1-0 victory.

Camps struck a free-kick from distance in first half stoppage time, which was too powerful for Bury stopper Joe Murphy.

It was the only goal of the game, and saw Dale move to within three points of a playoff spot.

 

COMPETITION REWIND

Dale’s first campaign in the revamped Checkatrade Trophy saw them finish as Group winners in 2016/17, before exiting at the second-round stage.

For a full look back at last season’s competition, click HERE.

 

WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

Fans in the UK can listen to match audio commentary on iFollow. The programme will start at 7.40pm.

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To access commentary 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.

It's also audio commentary only for overseas fans. 

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

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Match Reports

Report: Bury 0-4 Dale

19 September 2017

On a night when Daniel Adshead became Dale’s youngest ever debutant, Rochdale secured three points from their opening Checkatrade Trophy group stage tie with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Bury.

Joe Bunney opened the scoring early in the first half, and Bradden Inman netted twice to ensure Dale took a comfortable 3-0 lead into the interval. Ian Henderson added to Dale’s tally six minutes into the second half to round off the scoring.

Manager Keith Hill made six changes in total for the match at Gigg Lane. Academy midfielder Adshead, who celebrated his 16th birthday earlier this month, became the youngest ever player to play a competitive game for the club, at the age of 16 and years and 17 days, with Ian Henderson, who was returning from suspension, also named amongst those in the eleven.

Rochdale opened the scoring twelve minutes into the match, when left-back Joe Bunney sent a right-footed shot beyond Leo Fasan from 12-yards after a neat one-two with Bradden Inman.

Six minutes later, Inman turned from provider to goal scorer as he doubled Dale’s advantage. After an assist from Adshead, the on loan Peterborough United forward struck past Fasan with an excellent finish.

The goal sparked a couple of frantic minutes in the game, during which the home side had a few chances chances. Josh Lillis turned an effort from Tsun Dai round the upright, before Ryan Lowe’s powerful strike was kept out by the post.

Moments later, Neil Danns squandered a golden opportunity. After Lillis had initially kept out Mihai Dobre, the ball fell to Danns, who blasted over the bar.

Despite the short period of threat from the Shakers, it was Dale who went to net a third in the 35th minute, as Inman struck for a second time.

Joe Rafferty picked him out with a log ball over the top, and after latching onto the end of it, Inman powered past his marker and made no mistake as he put the ball past the Bury goalkeeper.

HT: BURY 0-3 ROCHDALE  

Sustained pressure during the opening exchanges of the second half resulted in Dale adding a fourth to their tally.

Getting on the end of a through ball from M.J. Williams, Henderson ran up the left before cutting inside and placing his effort in off the post after finishing across goal.

Dale’s first substitution of the game followed soon after, as Henderson was replaced by Jordan Slew, who proved to be a handful for the Shakers, being brought down on two occasions on the edge of the area within minutes of his introduction.

Shortly after the hour mark, Lillis was called into action for the first time during the second half, as he tipped a ferocious set-piece strike from Dobre over the bar.

Bunney then sent a Dale free-kick straight through the Shakers wall, catching out Fasan who failed to hold, but despite initially spilling, he recovered quickly to prevent Slew getting a decisive touch to send the ball over the line.

Dale’s latest recruit tested the Bury goalkeeper again moments later, after running onto a long ball forward from Bunney, he forced Fasan into a save at his near post. From the resulting corner, Fasan parried away a M.J. Williams shot.

Inman was replaced by Andy Cannon, before M.J Williams made way for Oliver Rathbone a short-time later.

With the game out of sight, Rochdale were happy to keep possession and control the game, comfortably seeing the match out, and securing three points in their opening Checkatrade Trophy Group C match.

FT: BURY 0-4 ROCHDALE

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