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27 November 2018 Venue The Kassam Stadium Attendance

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Preview | Oxford United (A)

26 November 2018

Oxford United v Rochdale | Kassam Stadium, Sky Bet League One, Tuesday 27th November 2018, 7.45pm Kick-Off

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

Saturday’s 1-0 win over Accrington Stanley saw Dale move up to 16th in the table, making it five unbeaten at the Crown Oil Arena.

Meanwhile, Oxford saw a nine-match unbeaten run come to an end with a 2-0 defeat at Bradford City. Karl Robinson’s side sit one point above the drop zone.

They are unbeaten at home in the league since the start of October.



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



U’s boss Karl Robinson says his side missed an opportunity to make it ten games unbeaten when they were defeated by Bradford on Saturday.

“The frustrating thing was that we had the momentum with us and now we have to regain that in a difficult game on Tuesday at home to Rochdale.”

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



Supporters who didn’t purchase in advance from the RAFC Ticket Office can pay on the night at the Kassam Stadium. Please note, it is CASH ONLY at the North Stand Ticket Office.

Click HERE for admission details, including prices.



Check out a visiting fans’ guide to the Kassam Stadium on Oxford’s official website HERE.



Sky Bet are offering odds of 19/10 for a Dale victory on Tuesday.

Click HERE for the full betting preview.



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Dale’s last win at Oxford came just over 14 years ago, when a 90th minute own goal earned all three points.

Click HERE to watch highlights from the victory.



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.

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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 | Oxford United 4-2 Dale

27 November 2018

Dale were beaten 4-2 by Oxford United at Grenoble Road on Tuesday night.

The hosts raced into a 2-0 lead with goals from Jamie Mackie and James Henry inside 15 minutes, before Ian Henderson pulled one back on half an hour.

Marcus Browne made it 3-1 shortly after the break but Callum Camps’ 30-yards strike gave Dale hope as he halved the deficit for a second time.

However, Browne’s second inside the final 15 minutes restored the hosts’ two-goal cushion and rounded off the scoring.

Keith Hill made five changes to the side from Saturday’s win over Accrington Stanley. Jim McNulty, Ollie Rathbone, Aaron Wilbraham, Sam Hart and Connor Randall – making his first appearance since suffering a fracture cheekbone in September – all started.

Dale found themselves two goals down inside a quarter of an hour thanks to a three-minute double from the hosts.

Mackie turned home an opener from close range in the 11th minute after Rob Dickie had seen his effort from a corner kick denied by the foot of Josh Lillis on the goal line.

Then Henry fired a first-time effort beyond the Dale stopper from just inside the area after Marcus Browne had run down the left and pulled a ball back to the Oxford scorer.

In between the two goals, Wilbraham had a shout for a penalty turned down when he was tripped as he attempted to latch on to Henderson’s pass, whilst Randall fired straight into the arms of Oxford goalkeeper Simon Eastwood minutes after their second.

Browne fired an effort straight at Lillis before Josh Ruffels sent a header wide of the far post from a corner.

Dale halved the deficit through Henderson on the half hour mark. After Callum Camps’ free-kick was spilt by Eastwood, the Dale skipper took a touch wide before finishing coolly at the near post.

Lillis made comfortable saves from Henry, Browne and Curtis Nelson before the close of the first-half, with Randall making way for MJ Williams five minutes before the break.

Gavin Whyte sent a dipping effort just over Lillis’ crossbar after the break, but the hosts restored their two-goal cushion in the 52nd minute when Browne turned home a low ball from the right on the slide.

Dale almost responded instantly but Wilbraham saw his effort well blocked from the edge of the six-yard box after Rathbone had pulled a ball back from the left. Wilbraham made way shortly after for Calvin Andrew in Dale’s second substitution of the game.

Delaney sent a header wide from Dan Adshead’s corner, whilst Henry and Whyte both sent efforts off target before Dale halved the deficit for a second time.

Camps picked up the ball in space and drove through midfield, before firing an effort from 30-yards which dipped under Eastwood and into the back of the net.

Matty Done replaced Hart with Dale’s third and final substitution, who almost drew level instantly when Henderson’s cushioned volley from Andrew’s cross was superbly clawed away by Eastwood.

Henderson flashed an effort wide of the far post from an angle moments later, but less than a minute afterwards Oxford grabbed a fourth.

A through ball into the area for Browne was superbly weighted, with the on-loan West Ham forward clipping the ball over Lillis for his second of the game and to complete the scoring.

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