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Preview | Bolton Wanderers (H) - Carabao Cup Round One

13 August 2019

Rochdale v Bolton Wanderers | Crown Oil Arena, Carabao Cup Round One, Tuesday 13th August 2019, 7.45pm Kick-Off

Focus turns to cup action on Tuesday night, as Dale welcome Bolton Wanderers in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

A win and a draw from the first two league games see Dale occupy a playoff spot in the very early days of the Sky Bet League One table.

Bolton, fielding their youngest ever side on Saturday with an average age of under 19, earned a valiant point at home to Coventry City.



Brian Barry-Murphy says his players will be giving it everything against a local rival on Tuesday night.

Click HERE to read what he had to say on the fixture.



Should the scores be level after 90 minutes, the tie will head straight to a penalty shootout. There will be no extra time.

The original format for penalty shootouts remains in place, as it was last season, rather than the ‘ABBA’ format which was in place before that.



Admission prices for Tuesday night’s game have been reduced from normal league prices.

Tickets are available to purchase in advance online at up until 3pm on matchday.

Supporters can also pay cash through the turnstiles on the night. Prices are the same whether bought in advance or purchase on the night.

Click HERE to read full admission details.


Any tickets bought in advance for the home ends of the ground, either online or over the phone, can be collected from the Club's Ticket Collection cabin on the night of the match, from 6pm. Away tickets will be available for collection from the Study Centre, located at the away end on Willbutts Lane, from 6pm. 



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 Bolton Wanderers 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!



The Carlsberg Lounge/ Desmond's Den, situated inside the Smith Metals Family Stand, will be open from 5.30pm. Don't forget that entry to this bar/ Den is via the outisde only. You will not be able to gain access to it from inside the ground until 7.30pm. Click HERE for more details. 

The Ratcliffe Bars, situated on the Club's car park, open at 5pm. Away fans are welcome.



Please note that the Crown Oil Arena car park will be a NO MOVE ZONE for vehicles for ten minutes following the full-time whistle.



For just £1, you can be in with a chance of winning £1,000 at Tuesday's game!

There will be one guaranteed winner of £100, and the chance to win the Man of the Match's shirt. Get your ticket from one of sellers around the ground or from the Club Shop.

Click HERE for full details.



Referee | Andy Haines

Assistant Referees | Helen Byrne & Barry Gordon

Fourth Official | Ed Duckworth



Sky Bet are offering odds of 8/15 for a Dale win in 90 minutes on Tuesday.

Don’t forget that Sky Bet customers who select Rochdale as their favourite team on their Sky Bet profile, for every losing bet made, 50% of the stake will be passed on to the Club!

So, if you are having a flutter ahead of Tuesday's match, make sure you do it via Sky Bet and select Rochdale as your favourite team!

Click HERE for the full betting preview.



Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for our Carabao Cup fixture.

Purchase from the Club Shop and around the ground on matchday for just £2. Click HERE to read the full preview.



Ollie Rathbone bagged himself a brace, as Dale beat Grimsby Town 2-0 in last year's Carabao Cup first round. 

Watch highlights from the game below.



Fans in the UK and abroad can listen to match audio commentary on iFollow. As this is a Carabao Cup tie, the match is not available to watch for overseas fans. The programme will start at 7.30pm.

Click HERE to subscribe to iFollow.

To access commentary 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. Follow @officiallydale on Twitter.

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Match Reports

Match Report | Rochdale 5-2 Bolton Wanderers - Carabao Cup

13 August 2019

Rochdale hit five past Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday night in an entertaining encounter to earn a place in Round Two of the Carabao Cup.

Dale twice came from behind in the victory, netting four second half goals to turn the game on its head.

Ronan Darcy’s 14th minute strike was cancelled out by Ian Henderson’s spot-kick shortly before the half hour mark, and the sides went in level at the break.

Wanderers edged back in front two minutes into the second half through Dennis Politic, but two goals in two minutes – with Rekeil Pyke and Callum Camps opening their accounts for the season – saw Dale take the lead for the first time in the match.

Rochdale were in command and put the game out of reach when Camps netted his second of the evening and Dale’s fourth. Ollie Rathbone rounded off the scoring.

Much was made about how the majority of Bolton’s line-up was made up of their under 23 squad, sprinkled with experience, but it should be noted that Dale's squad contained 12 players aged 23 or under, including five Academy graduates and a 16-year-old.

Rochdale started the first half strongly and enjoyed the best of the action during the opening exchanges. Matty Done came closest to opening the scoring from an excellent Dale move, but his effort was kept out by Remi Matthews who pushed this effort behind.

And it was two minutes later the visitors opened the scoring against the run of play, when Darcy struck home from 25-yards and beyond Robert Sanchez, who looked to have slipped trying to make the save.  

The goal gave Wanderers some impetus and the Dale goalkeeper produced a fine reaction save to deny Dennis Politic a short time later.

But during the final 20 minutes of the half it was all Rochdale, and they entertained.

In the 27th minute Dale were awarded a penalty after Camps proved to be a handful for Yoan Zouma, having been played in on goal by MJ Williams. He was upended and Henderson converted the spot-kick to level proceedings.

Rochdale were then twice denied by the woodwork in as many minutes.

Done’s brilliant strike from 25-yards had beaten Matthews and looked destined for top corner of the net, but it was kept out by the crossbar. Meanwhile, Jimmy McNulty saw his header come crashing off the bar after getting on the end of an Aaron Morley free-kick.

In stoppage time, there was an opportunity for Henderson, but his back-heel went wide of the target.

HT | Rochdale 1-1 Bolton Wanderers

Two minutes after the break, the visitors edged back in front. Politic got away from debutant Tyler Magloire and finished under Sanchez at the near post.

There were big shouts for a handball inside the area in the 53rd minute but the referee was quick to wave away the appeals for a Dale penalty.

What proved to be inspired substitutions came in the 61st minute, as Done and Morley made way for Pyke and Rathbone in a double switch.

And it took just three minutes for the on loan Huddersfield forward to level proceedings, when he glanced a header beyond Matthews from a Stephen Dooley cross.

Two minutes later, Rochdale were ahead as Camps fired home from the edge of the area.

Dale were in the ascendancy and soon after, Brian Barry-Murphy’s side were in on goal again. Henderson was kept out by Matthews, and as they kept the pressure on, Rathbone firstly had a shot blocked, before having one cleared off the line.

So it was no surprise when Camps netted his second of the evening and Dale’s fourth. A corner was sent to the back post for MJ Williams to head back into the mix and Camps struck home.

In the 81st minute, Calvin Andrew replaced Henderson, in Rochdale’s final change of the game.

With four minutes left to play, Rathbone, who was returning to the side having recovered from the challenge that forced him off at Tranmere Rovers on the opening day of the campaign, rounded off the scoring and a memorable night at the Crown Oil Arena. Dooley with another assist, providing the cross that saw the midfielder power a head beyond Matthews in the Bolton goal.


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