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21 August 2018 Venue Crown Oil Arena Attendance

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Preview | Barnsley (H)

21 August 2018

Rochdale v Barnsley | Crown Oil Arena, Sky Bet League One, Tuesday 21st August 2018, 7.45pm Kick-Off

Dale return to the Crown Oil Arena on Tuesday night, with Barnsley the visitors in Sky Bet League One.

Ian Henderson’s 95th minute strike earned Dale a point at Fleetwood Town on Saturday, making it four points from the opening three games.

Barnsley have started the season in good form under new manager Daniel Stendel, picking up wins over Oxford United and Bradford City before a goalless draw with AFC Wimbledon at the weekend.



It is pay on the night at the Crown Oil Arena on Tuesday.

Supporters can pay through the turnstiles for the Pearl Street Stand, the Sandy Lane and the away stand. However, 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.



Are you a first-time visitor to the Crown Oil Arena? Click HERE for all of the information you may need in order to plan your visit and make the most of the matchday experience at Rochdale Football Club!



If you are a Barnsley fan making your way to the Crown Oil Arena for Saturday’s game, click HERE and have a read of our Visiting Supporters’ Guide which is packed full of useful information!



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



Referee | Michael Salisbury

Assistant Referees | Chris Isherwood & Stephen Wade

Fourth Official | Ross Joyce











Dale were 3-0 winners when Barnsley last visited the Crown Oil Arena, in August 2015.

Goals from Calvin Andrew, Peter Vincenti and Ian Henderson sealed all three points.

Click HERE for the full flashback, including highlights.



Sky Bet are offering odds of 2/1 for a Dale win on Tuesday night.

Click HERE for the full betting preview.



Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Tuesday’s League One fixture against Barnsley.

Summer signing Aaron Wilbraham is the cover star, whilst there are a whole host of features inside.

Click HERE to read the full TVOS preview.



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 7.30pm.

Click HERE to subscribe to iFollow.

To access commentary/watch live via your desktop, click on the 'iFollow' tab on our navigation bar. Hover over the 'More' tab and more selections will appear, which is where the 'iFollow' tab is located. 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).

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Match Reports

Report | Dale 0-4 Barnsley

21 August 2018

Two goals in either half from Barnsley saw Dale beaten 4-0 at the Crown Oil Arena.

Headers from Brad Potts and Kieffer Moore saw the visitors lead 2-0 at the break, before Moore added a further two after the break to complete the scoring and take home the match ball.

Keith Hill made four changes to his starting line-up from Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Fleetwood Town. MJ Williams, Calvin Andrew, Matty Done and Andy Cannon came in as Joe Rafferty, Ollie Rathbone, Bradden Inman and Aaron Wilbraham settled for a place on the bench.

The visitors came into the game undefeated and having not conceded a goal from their first three league games, and they were inches away from take the lead inside the opening three minutes when Moore crashed a header off the crossbar.

The Tykes started strongly and they saw a Dimitri Cavare effort deflected inches wide, before Tom Bradshaw’s flick from Mamadou Thiam’s cross was held by Josh Lillis.

Dale came close on a couple of occasions midway through the half when Done headed over Ian Henderson’s cross after he had turned his defender on the right wing, before Cannon’s cross needed to be turned over Barnsley stopper Adam Davies.

The visitors struck the woodwork for a second time just before the half hour mark when Alex Mowatt’s effort from just outside the area struck the outside of the post, but they did take the lead 10 minutes before the break.

Cavare broke through the middle and played the ball out wide which was crossed to Potts at the back post, who headed home.

They doubled their lead seven minutes later, when a cross from the left side this time was nodded home by Moore at the back post.

Lillis turned wide a Potts effort on the stroke of half-time to keep Dale within two heading into half-time, when Rafferty replaced Jim McNulty for the start of the second-half.

The substitute had a great chance to half Dale’s deficit within minutes of the restart, but saw his effort at the back post blocked behind after Kgosi Ntlhe’s cross had found its way through the area.

From the resulting corner, the visitors broke and added a third goal. They came through the middle and worked it to Moore on the left side of the area, who stepped inside and finished to the far post.

Ntlhe saw a header from a Cannon corner fly over after a great leap from the full-back, before Lillis, who appeared to be struggling with a knock, was replaced by on-loan stopper Magnus Norman.

He could do nothing to prevent Moore sealing his hat-trick and Barnsley’s fourth, when he again stepped inside from the left side of the area and finished to the far post.

Rafferty’s goal line clearance denied Bradshaw adding a fifth with a back post header, before substitute goalkeeper Norman turned a Potts effort around the post and held a Moore flick at the near post.

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