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Preview | Peterborough United (A)

11 January 2019

Peterborough United v Rochdale | ABAX Stadium, Sky Bet League One, Saturday 12th January 2019, 3pm Kick-Off

Dale are back on the road with a trip to Peterborough United in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.

Ahead of the game, Keith Hill has added to his squad, bringing in Ethan Hamilton from Manchester United and Ethan Ebanks-Landell from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Peterborough are currently seventh in League One, a point and a place outside the playoff places.

 

PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW

Keith Hill has said he is looking for a fighter's mentality from his side.

Click HERE to read what he had to say ahead of the game.

 

OPPOSITION VIEW

“We will be focussing on how we can impose our game on our opponents.”

Click HERE to listen to what Peterborough manager Steve Evans had to say ahead of the game.

 

ADMISSION DETAILS

Supporters who didn’t purchase in advance from the RAFC Ticket Office can pay on the day at the ABAX Stadium.

Click HERE for admission details, including prices.

 

ABAX STADIUM

For a visiting supporters’ guide to the ABAX Stadium, visit Peterborough’s official website HERE.

There are rail strikes planned from 5pm onwards on Saturday. Click HERE for full details.

 

MATCH ODDS

Sky Bet are offering odds of 12/5 for a Dale victory on Saturday.

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REF WATCH

Referee | Darren Drysdale

Assistant Referees | Marvyn Amphlett & Ravel Cheosiaua

Fourth Official | Josh Smith

 

FLASHBACK

Ian Henderson’s goal secured a 1-0 Dale victory at the ABAX Stadium last season, and a crucial three points in the battle against relegation from League One.

Click HERE to view our full flashback from the game, including highlights.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

Peterborough United

Draws

Dale

24

16

12

 

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Report | Peterborough United 2-1 Dale

12 January 2019

Ethan Hamilton scored on his Rochdale debut to round off a spirited team performance against Peterborough United, but Dale lost 2-1 to the play-off hopefuls at the ABAX Stadium.

The home side took a lead into the break thanks to a Lee Tomlin strike. Having been denied by a string of fine saves, Keith Hill’s side then found themselves two goals to the disadvantage, as substitute George Cooper curled home in the 85th minute. Rochdale refused to give up and continued to put the Posh under the cosh during the remainder of the half and Hamilton netted in fine style, firing a rocket from 30-yards into the top corner of the net.

There were six changes to the side that lined-up against Manchester City U21s in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night, including the introduction of loanee Hamilton who joined the club from Manchester United on Friday. He started along with Josh Lillis, Joe Rafferty, Ryan Delaney, Callum Camps and Ian Henderson, who all returned to the eleven.

During the opening exchanges, Peterborough’s Daniel Lafferty had a shot scrambled away, while Ian Henderson saw his effort across goal travel just wide of the far post. The Dale skipper had been played in by Rory Holden, who had linked up with Hamilton.

But it was the hosts who took the lead in the 23rd minute, when Lee Tomlin, on his return Posh league debut, curled into the bottom corner of the net from just inside the area.

Five minutes later, Lillis was forced to push a powerful Kyle Dempsey shot over the bar. He was also called into action shortly after the half hour, coming out to bravely chest away an awkward bouncing ball on the edge area which looked certain to be won by Ivan Toney, who was charging in on goal.

HT | PETERBOROUGH UNITED 1-0 ROCHDALE

Two changes were made for the start of the second half, as Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Calvin Andrew replaced MJ Williams and Delaney.

Rochdale had a couple of early chances. Holden clipped a cross-field ball out to Dooley, who hit a powerful effort just over the bar.

Callum Camps, meanwhile, made a run for a Joe Rafferty thrown-in and got into the area before hitting a half-volley just inches wide of the upright.

The Posh still posed an attacking threat, though, and Toney firstly struck an effort narrowly past the far post after the home side had hit Dale on the break, before heading down and past the same upright from a ball in from the right.

Maddison went on a mazy run and was denied by the inside of the post, and as the ball came back out, Callum Cooke struck just wide on the follow up.

On the hour, Henderson, after bringing down a ball from Dooley, turned and get a shot away but it dropped over the bar.   

Bradden Inman replaced the Northern Irishman in the 78th minute and he had an immediate impact, forcing Chapman to tip a shot over the bar.

Soon after, Holden was flattened as he tried to attack a Rafferty ball into the area, and after there was no penalty given, Inman had an effort saved behind. From the resulting corner, Posh failed to fully clear the ball and Jimmy McNulty had a vicious volley from the edge of the area kept out by a one-handed save.

And it was a minute later that the home side doubled their advantage, Cooper curling a left-footed shot beyond Lillis from a Maddison pass.

Dale’s heads didn’t drop, though, and Hamilton deservedly halved the deficit in the 90th minute, firing into the top corner from 30-yards. A stunning finish to mark his debut.

Rochdale continued throwing everything at Peterborough in the final moments but couldn’t net the equaliser they full deserved.

FT | PETERBOROUGH UNITED 2-1 ROCHDALE

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