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Preview | Dale v Luton Town

2 November 2018

Rochdale v Luton Town | Crown Oil Arena, Sky Bet League One, Saturday 3rd November 2018, 3pm Kick-Off

Dale welcome Luton Town to the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday for the second of four consecutive home games.

Last weekend’s win over Charlton Athletic saw Dale move up to 14th in the Sky Bet League One table.

The Hatters have won their last three matches, with a 2-0 win at AFC Wimbledon last Saturday moving them into 5th place, having won promotion from League Two last season.

 

PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW

Manager Keith Hill admits he is still searching for consistency ahead of the game.

Click HERE to read his pre-match thoughts. iFollow subscribers can watch the Gaffer's interview HERE.

 

OPPOSITION VIEW

Luton Manager Nathan Jones is hoping his side can continue their form in recent weeks. Click HERE to visit Luton's website.

 

ADMISSION DETAILS

It is pay on the day at the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday.

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.

 

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

 

PRE-MATCH

Don't forget to give Saturday's mascots a warm reception! Click HERE to view our preview of what the Community Trust have on.

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

 

REF WATCH

Referee | Ollie Yates

Assistant Referees | David Avent & Mark Griffiths

Fourth Official | Daniel Middleton

 

HEAD TO HEAD

Dale

Draws

Luton Town

4

3

8

 

MATCH ODDS

Sky Bet are offering odds of 21/10 for a Dale win on Saturday.

Click HERE for the full betting preview.

 

FLASHBACK

Dale were 2-0 winners over Luton Town last time The Hatters visited the Crown Oil Arena in league action.

Check out our full flashback from the game, including highlights, HERE.

  

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back on Saturday.

The new features for the 2018/19 season return and there is a pull-out caricature poster of Ian Henderson inside!

Click HERE to read the full TVOS preview.

 

WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

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.

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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Match Reports

Report | Dale 0-0 Luton Town

3 November 2018

Dale were held to a goalless draw at home to Luton Town in a game dominated by Keith Hill’s men.

Matty Done saw two efforts superbly saved on the line in the first-half, before Zach Clough struck the underside of the crossbar late on, as Dale had to settle for just a point at the Crown Oil Arena, despite the visitors being reduced to ten men with 17 minutes left to play.

Keith Hill made one change to the side that started in last weekend’s win at home to Charlton Athletic, as Done came in for Ollie Rathbone.

The first chance of the game fell to Luton’s Danny Hylton, when he turned a low ball from the right wide of the near post, but Dale were dominant for the following half an hour.

Callum Camps dragged a shot from distance wide, before Ian Henderson had a scuffed effort comfortably held.

Done and Sam Hart exchanged a neat one-two, allowing the former to get a shot away which flew beyond the far post, whilst Henderson saw another effort saved after being found by Joe Rafferty.

Dale had a great chance to take the lead through Bradden Inman on the counter, when Camps through ball to Done was then squared to Inman, who had a shot well saved, before Jordan Williams headed the rebound wide.

The best chance of the opening period came midway through the half when Rafferty’s cross ricocheted off Williams and into the path of Inman, whose weak effort fell to Done at the back post.

His first effort was superbly saved on the line by Luton goalkeeper James Shea, before his follow up was also well saved.

Williams turned a Rafferty cross over the bar, before the visitors created a few half chances of their own before the break.

Hylton turned Elliot Lee’s low ball from the left wide and defender Sonny Bradley sent a header wide from a corner, before nodding another set-piece straight at Brendan Moore who held well.

The final chance of the period fell Dale’s way, with Inman seeing a shot well beaten away and Done’s rebound being cleared behind.

Stephen Dooley and Done both fired off target at the beginning of the second-half, as Calvin Andrew replaced Williams shortly before the hour mark.

Henderson was a trickling effort comfortably held and James Collins fired a low effort narrowly wide for the visitors, shortly before they were reduced to ten men, when Hylton was given a straight red for a late and high challenge on Henderson.

Clough replaced Inman and he was inches away from breaking the deadlock, when his curling effort came off the underside of the crossbar, with Andrew’s effort being deflected behind.

Andrew volleyed Hart’s cross wide, Camps fired over and Clough saw a shot deflected over as Dale kept the pressure on until the final seconds in search of a winner, which they were ultimately denied.

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