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Preview | Oldham Athletic (H) - Checkatrade Trophy Second Round

11 December 2018

Rochdale v Oldham Athletic | Crown Oil Arena, Checkatrade Trophy Second Round, Tuesday 11th December, 7pm Kick-Off

After winning their Group, Dale were drawn at home to Oldham Athletic in the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy.

The winner of the tie will face Manchester City's Under-21s at home in the next round.

 

COMPETITION RULES

If the scores are level after 90 minutes, a penalty shootout will take place to determine who goes through to the next round.

Penalty shootouts also return to the traditional format of ‘ABAB’.

 

ADMISSION DETAILS

Supporters can pay through the turnstiles for Tuesday night’s match.

Adult tickets are just £10, with Juniors (16 and under) at just £5.

The Main Stand is open to home supporters, while the Reside Estate Agency Stand will house visiting supporters.

 

FIRST TIME VISITOR GUIDE

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!

 

AWAY SUPPORTERS’ GUIDE

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

 

PRE-MATCH

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

  

MATCH ODDS

Sky Bet are offering odds of 3/4 for a Dale win on Tuesday.

Click HERE for the full betting preview.

  

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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 6.45pm.

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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Report | Dale 2-0 Oldham Athletic - Checkatrade Trophy Second Round

11 December 2018

Two goals in second-half added time saw Dale progress to the third round of the Checkatrade Trophy with a 2-0 win over Oldham Athletic.

Keith Hill’s side had the better of the chances in the first-half and after Mohammed Maouche’s red card shortly after the break, completely dominated the second period.

The game looked to be heading for penalties, but Joe Rafferty scored from the spot in added time before Dan Adshead’s first goal for the club wrapped up the win.

There six changes to the side that drew at AFC Wimbledon in league action on Saturday, with Magnus Norman, Jordan Williams, Ollie Rathbone, Bradden Inman, Aaron Morley and Matty Gillam all starting.

Academy graduate Morley captained the side, whilst the bench was made of either Academy graduates or scholars.

Rathbone fired over from 25-yards after driving forward through midfield, before Ryan Delaney sent a free header wide from Morley’s corner, as Dale started well.

Goalkeeper Norman palmed away a cross from the left-wing, before parrying Cameron Dummigan’s follow-up effort away.

Inman saw a shot blocked behind by Oldham captain Peter Clarke, with Delaney’s header from the resulting corner being held by Daniel Iversen.

Dale’s best chance came on the half hour mark when Rathbone’s good run to the byline allowed him to pull the ball back to Gillam, whose tame shot was blocked.

Hill’s men ended the half strongly with Rathbone firing just wide, Perkins seeing an effort deflected narrowly over the crossbar and Jordan Williams heading wide Inman’s cross.

Dale began the second-half as they ended first, with Delaney having a header held by Iversen, before the visitors were reduced to ten men, when Maouche’s late challenge on Adshead earned him a straight red.

Gillam sent a curling effort narrowly wide of the post and also saw his cross inches away from being turned home by Jordan Williams, before Delaney had a header cleared away.

Gillam then almost scored a spectacular scissor kick, sending his effort from Rafferty’s cross narrowly wide.

Delaney saw another header claimed by Iversen, Gillam sent two efforts off target and Inman headed straight at the Latics goalkeeper, as Dale completely dominated second-half proceedings.

Visiting goalkeeper Iversen kept out Rathbone before his follow-up was deflected behind, whilst Oldham’s only two efforts from Christopher Missilou and Rob Hunt both ended up off target from distance.

Jordan Williams sent a fizzing effort on the turn narrowly wide and it looked like the game would head for penalties, before the referee gave Dale a penalty for a handball from MJ Williams’ shot.

Rafferty stepped up and found the bottom corner with his effort, despite Iversen going the right way, to put Dale in front.

And passage through to the third round was sealed by Adshead when Inman’s drive forward and through ball found the youngster, with Adshead sprinting clear and finishing beyond Iversen for his first Rochdale goal, and to wrap up the win.

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