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Preview | Barnsley (A)

25 January 2019

Barnsley v Rochdale | Oakwell, Sky Bet League One, Saturday 26th January 2019, 3pm Kick-Off


We’ve Got To Try & Upset The Form Guide

25 January 2019

Dale travel to Barnsley on Saturday for the first of back-to-back away games in Sky Bet League One.

Keith Hill made a fourth addition to his squad this January, with the permanent signing of Ryan McLaughlin during the week.

The Tykes are unbeaten at home this campaign and fifth in the table, just five points behind leaders Portsmouth with a game in hand.




Keith Hill is hoping his side can upset the form guide at Barnsley this weekend.

Click HERE to watch what he had to say ahead of the game for FREE. Prefer to read what he had to say? Click HERE.



FREEVIEW | Keith Hill Pre-Barnsley (A)

25 January 2019


“We want to play good football and I hope we can keep going from last week, but it’s not easy,” said Barnsley Head Coach Daniel Stendel.

Click HERE to read what he had to say on Barnsley’s official website.




Hill has confirmed that Kgosi Ntlhe will be out for up to six weeks with ankle and knee injuries sustained against Everton in the Lancashire Senior Cup.

However, he has welcomed Ollie Rathbone back into training this week, but says he needs to make sure the midfielder is up to speed. The 22-year-old has missed the last two games due to a groin problem he picked up in the Checkatrade Trophy match against Manchester City Under-21s.



Pay on the day is available at Oakwell for adults, 65 and overs and young adults. However, juvenile tickets are NOT available on matchday.

Click HERE for admission details, including prices.




For an away fans’ guide to Oakwell Stadium, visit Barnsley’s official website HERE.



Sky Bet are offering odds of 11/2 for a Dale victory on Saturday.

Click HERE for the full betting preview.



Referee | Alan Young

Assistant Referees | Wayne Grunnill & Steven Rushton

Fourth Official | Carl Boyeson










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Watch/Listen To Saturday's Match At Barnsley On iFollow!

25 January 2019


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 2.45pm.

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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 | Barnsley 2-1 Dale

26 January 2019

Dale suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Barnsley despite a rousing performance at Oakwell.

Ian Henderson’s 16th goal of the season put Dale in front shortly after the break, with the skipper converting Jim McNulty’s fine through ball.

Kieffer Moore equalised five minutes later, before Cauley Woodrow’s goal in the 74th minute secured all three points for the home side.

Keith Hill made two changes to the starting line-up from last weekend’s draw at home to Fleetwood Town.

Ryan McLaughlin made his Dale debut at right-back, with Ryan Delaney replacing Matty Done at left-back.

Dale began brightly, with Stephen Dooley setting up Callum Camps for a first-time effort from distance which flew wide, before Dooley saw a low shot deflected beyond the far post, both inside the opening 15 minutes.

When Dooley was fouled 25-yards from the Barnsley goal, Rory Holden tried his luck, goalkeeper Adam Davies held well.

At the other end, Kieffer Moore fired wide after a lay off inside the area, before Ethan Pinnock blazed a snap shot well over.

Jacob Brown sent an effort into the side netting, whilst Delaney fired an effort well over the crossbar after doing well to reach Dooley’s deep free-kick.

Dale got off to a superb start in the second period, breaking the deadlock. Jim McNulty picked out Henderson with a stunning through ball from a free-kick, and the Dale skipper netted his 16th of the season in clinical fashion, sliding a left-foot effort home.

However, the lead lasted just five minutes, when Moore smashed home a left-foot shot from 20-yards after the ball had squirmed through to him.

A fine Dale move led to McLaughlin crossing for Andrew, who glanced a header wide of the far post.

Moore fired an effort wide from distance, before a fine break Holden sparked a Dale attack which ended with Henderson’s effort being tipped wide of the near post.

Josh Lillis held on to a sliding effort from Woodrow, but the Dale goalkeeper could do nothing in the 74th minute when the Barnsley striker put his side ahead.

Jacob Brown turned into the area and played a square ball which fell kindly for Woodrow who smashed home from eight yards.

Dimitri Cavaré and half-time substitute Kenny Dougall fired off target, before substitute Aaron Wilbraham sent a looping header onto the roof of the net.

Lillis produced a fine save to deny ? from point blank range, before substitute fired well wide.

Wilbraham saw a shot deflected wide of the near post and another shot was blocked during  a melee from a corner as Dale piled on the pressure in added time.

However, Dale couldn’t find the equaliser their play deserved.

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