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12 March 2019 Venue Crown Oil Arena Attendance

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Preview | Oxford United (H)

12 March 2019

Rochdale v Oxford United | Crown Oil Arena, Sky Bet League One, Tuesday 12th March 2019, 7.45pm Kick-Off

Dale welcome Oxford United to the Crown Oil Arena on Tuesday night, in the second of back-to-back home games.

First Team Coach Brian Barry-Murphy remains in charge for the game, having overseen a 2-1 victory against Shrewsbury Town at the weekend.

That move Dale to within three points of safety and just two behind Oxford, who were beaten 1-0 at Gillingham.

The match between the two sides earlier this season at the Kassam Stadium ended 4-2 to the U’s.

BBM has praised fans for their support on Saturday. More of the same on Tuesday night, please! 


 

OPPOSITION VIEW

Oxford boss Karl Robinson is looking for a reaction from his players on Tuesday night.

Click HERE to read what he had to say on the U's official website.

 

ADMISSION DETAILS

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.

 

BRING A FRIEND FOR A FIVER

Tuesday night’s match is the last chance for Season Ticket holders to use the ‘Bring A Friend To A Tuesday Night Match For £5’ voucher!

Click HERE for full details.

 

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 Oxford United 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.

 

REF WATCH

Referee | Anthony Backhouse

Assistant Referees | Paul Graham & Barry Gordon

Fourth Official | Mark Cunliffe

 

HEAD TO HEAD

Dale

Draws

Oxford United

8

9

9

 

MATCH ODDS

Sky Bet are offering odds of 9/5 for a Dale win on Tuesday.

Click HERE for the full betting preview.

 

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back on Tuesday, with Ryan Delaney as the cover star!

Purchase from the Club Shop and around the ground on matchday for just £3. Click HERE to read the full preview.

 

FLASHBACK

A Scott Hogan hat-trick gave Dale a 3-0 win over Oxford United at the Crown Oil Arena just over five years ago.

Click HERE to watch highlights from the game.

 

WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

Fans in the UK and overseas can watch the match live! The programme will start at 7.30pm.

Click HERE to buy a match pass. 

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Match Reports

Report | Dale 0-0 Oxford United

12 March 2019

Dale were held to a goalless draw by Oxford United at the Crown Oil Arena on Tuesday night.

In an hard fought 90 minutes, Bradden Inman saw Dale’s best chance of the first-half well saved and Ian Henderson was pipped by a Oxford defender as he went through on goal after the break.

At the other end, Andy Lonergan made some strong stops to keep the visitors at bay, as the spoils were shared.

Brian Barry-Murphy made two changes to his starting eleven from the weekend’s win over Shrewsbury Town.

Jordan Williams and Ethan Hamilton, back from a one-match suspension, replaced MJ Williams, suspended after picking up his tenth yellow card of the season in the win, and Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

In an even but scrappy first period, the visitors created the first chance of the game when James Henry saw a low shot saved by Andy Lonergan.

Williams dragged an effort wide of the near post, shortly before Dale were forced into their first substitution, when Ryan McLaughlin was replaced by Jimmy Keohane, making his debut, after picking up an earlier knock to the head.

He fired a fierce effort goalwards from 30-yards shortly after coming on, which flew narrowly over the crossbar.

Sam Long had an effort deflected wide, whilst Marcus Browne turned a right-wing cross wide of the near post.

Dale’s best chance of the half came when Ian Henderson latched on to Kgosi Ntlhe’s superb through ball. He squared for Bradden Inman whose first-time shot was well saved by a strong hand from Simon Eastwood, before he blocked Inman’s follow up.

Lonergan had to produce a fine fingertip save to keep Dale level, turning Curtis Nelson’s header from a corner onto the face of the crossbar, before the danger was cleared.

At the other end, in the third minute of added time, Nelson was involved in a Dale penalty claim when he challenged Inman, but the referee deemed it to be a good tackle.

Both sides struggled to create a clear cut chance at the beginning of the second-half, as Henderson fired off target and Rob Dickie saw a header deflected wide for the visitors.

Williams had a low effort saved after doing well to control a diagonal ball and step inside, whilst Ntlhe sent two headers over from Bunney corners.

Gavin Whyte fired off target for the U’s, and a strong hand from Lonergan denied substitute Jerome Sinclair.

Ethan Hamilton saw a low effort turned behind for a corner by an Oxford defender, before substitute Aaron Wilbraham played a superb flicked through ball for Henderson to run onto, but Nelson got back in time to poke behind for a corner.

Henry had a shot from distance deflected wide and Josh Ruffels glanced a header wide late on for the visitors, and whilst it was Dale pressing for a late winner in added time, both sides were forced to settle for a point.

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