npower League Two: Rochdale v Aldershot Town
Spotland Stadium, Friday 29th March, 3pm kick-off
Rochdale welcome Aldershot Town to Spotland this Good Friday for what marks the start of a busy Easter weekend for Keith Hill’s side.
The match against the Shots is the first of two fixtures in the space of three days for Dale with a trip to Exeter City’s James Park awaiting on Easter Monday.
Both Rochdale and Aldershot were left without a game last weekend as their respective matches fell foul of the weather.
Dale’s last outing was against Gillingham ten days ago, while the Shots went down 1-0 at home to AFC Wimbledon on March 16th.
Friday’s opponents sit bottom of the division on 40 points, but have lost just once on the road since the start of 2013 – their only defeat coming against Burton Albion earlier this month.
Supporters are reminded that Friday’s game has a 3pm kick-off.
Referee: Nigel Miller
Assistant referees: Ian Dudleyand Danny Gratton
Fourth Official: Marvyn Amphlett
December 15th 2012: Aldershot 4-2 Rochdale
Aldershot Town inflicted a 4-2 defeat on Rochdale when the two sides met back in December. Dani Lopez opened the scoring after 8 minutes, before Ashley Grimes pulled Dale level four minutes later. The Shots regained the lead through Peter Vincenti (39 minutes, before Danny Rose netted the home side’s third from the penalty spot on the stroke of half time. Grimes gave Rochdale a glimour of hope on the hour mark as he bagged his second of the afternoon, however Craig Reid rounded off proceedings late in the game (90 minutes) to seal three points for Aldershot.
Team line-ups on the day:
Aldershot Town: Young, Herd, Tonkin, Morris, Brown, Vincenti, Hector, Cadogan, Rose, Hylton, Lopez. Subs: Morris, Berqvrst, Mekki, Reid, Roberts, Webbe, Sinclair.
Rochdale: Lillis, Pearson, Bennett, P Edwards, McIntyre, Cavanagh, Tutte, Kennedy, Grimes, Donnelly, Adebola. Subs: Smith, Rafferty, R Edwards, BBM, Logan, Putterill, Craney.