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27 October 2018 Venue Crown Oil Arena Attendance

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Match Previews

Preview | Charlton Athletic (H)

26 October 2018

Rochdale v Charlton Athletic | Crown Oil Arena, Sky Bet League One, Saturday 27th October 2018, 3pm Kick-Off


I Believe There's More To Come - Keith Hill

26 October 2018

Dale return to the Crown Oil Arena with the visit of Charlton Athletic in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.

Both sides were 2-0 winners last weekend – Dale at Bradford City and Charlton at home to Barnsley – before the Addicks drew with Oxford United in midweek whilst Dale were beaten at Wycombe Wanderers.




Manager Keith Hill said he “believes there is more to come” ahead of the game.

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



Charlton Manager Lee Bowyer spoke to the Addicks' official website ahead of the game. Click HERE to visit Charlton's website.



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.



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!



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!



Community Preview | Charlton Athletic (H)

25 October 2018


Youngsters can get in the Halloween spirit with our FREE themed party before Saturday’s game! Click HERE for full details.

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.



Referee | Andy Haines

Assistant Referees | Wayne Grunnill & Hristo Karaivanov

Fourth Official | Paul Newhouse





Charlton Athletic






Sky Bet are offering odds of 7/5 for a Dale win on Saturday.

Click HERE for the full betting preview.

Club News

Flashback | Dale 1-0 Charlton Athletic

25 October 2018



Relive last season’s 1-0 victory over Charlton Athletic, which kept Dale in Sky Bet League One.

Watch Joe Thompson’s winner and all the celebrations with our full flashback HERE.



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 Joe Thompmson inside!

Click HERE to read the full TVOS preview.



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 1-0 Charlton Athletic

27 October 2018

Ian Henderson’s fourth minute strike proved to be the difference in Dale's 1-0 victory over Charlton Athletic at the Crown Oil Arena.

The Dale skipper’s 99th goal for the club, along with Brendan Moore’s first-half penalty save, was enough to earn all three points.

Keith Hill made three changes to his side, as Ollie Rathbone, Bradden Inman and Sam Hart all returned to the starting line-up.

Dale made a fast start with Joe Rafferty’s curling effort striking the post, before Henderson broke the deadlock after just four minutes.

Stephen Dooley showed quick feet on the right side and sent a low ball across to the Dale skipper, who fired into the bottom corner with a first-time effort.

The visitors sent three efforts off target as they looked for a quick equaliser. Taylor rattled the top of the crossbar from the edge of the area before Jamie Ward and Karlan Grant both missed the target.

Callum Camps’ through ball found Bradden Inman on the left of the area who came back onto his right foot before dragging a shot wide.

Charlton had a golden chance to equalise in the 20th minute when Brendan Moore was deemed to have fouled Darren Pratley inside the area, but the Dale stopper made amends by diving to his right and beating away Taylor’s penalty.

Dale ended the period strongly. Inman saw a sliding effort blocked before Jordan Williams’ turn and shot was well saved by Charlton stopper Jed Steer.

Williams then had a touch from Rafferty’s low cross well saved, from which Inman’s rebound was blocked. Dale recycled the ball and Henderson’s effort was also well blocked.

The visitors created the first efforts of the second-half as Jason Pearce and Taylor both sent efforts off target, before Moore produced a fine fingertip stop from Josh Cullen’s strike.

They had a goal disallowed when a free-kick found its way into the back of the net, only for an offside flag to go against a Charlton man in front of Moore.

Calvin Andrew and David Perkins replaced Williams and Rathbone, shortly before Henderson headed over Sam Hart’s free-kick.

Inman was then denied by Rafferty’s cross to the back post, sending a header straight at Steer, before Hart’s fizzed ball across was a whisker away from being turned home.

The visitors put the pressure on the Dale defence late on, who held strong late on and held on to a deserved clean sheet, and a deserved three points.

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