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Preview: Accrington Stanley

20 September 2013

Sky Bet League Two: Accrington Stanley v Rochdale

September, 3pm kick-offstThe Store First Stadium, Saturday 21



Following two successive home matches, Rochdale are back on the road this weekend as they make the short trip to Accrington Stanley’s Store First Stadium.


Dale head into the encounter unbeaten in their last three games after a 1-1 draw with Oxford United and wins over Bury and Torquay United. Stanley are still searching for their first league win of the season, after taking just a point from their seven opening fixtures – the point coming from a 2-2 draw at home to Portsmouth last month.


Dale Captain and former Accrington Skipper, Peter Cavanagh, will again be missing for Keith Hill’s side with an Achilles problem, however Peter Vincenti is once again available for selection after serving a one match ban.


Hill’s counterpart, James Beattie, will be without Ian Dunbavin, Laurence Wilson, Michael Liddle and Danny Webber who have been ruled out due to injury.



Referee: Mark Brown 

Assistant referees: Ross Joyce and Ricky Wooton

Fourth official: Barry Cropp


2012: Accrington Stanley 2-3 RochdalethOctober 6


A late goal from Jason Kennedy ensured victory for Rochdale when they two sides met in Accrington last October.


Accrington came from two goals behind to draw level, but Kennedy’s strike on 83 minutes saw Dale extend their unbeaten run to five matches.


George Donnelly opened the scoring with less than 30 seconds on the clock, while Ashley Grimes added a second from the spot shortly after the half hour mark. Piero Mingoia pulled one back for the homeside before Romuald Boco netted the equalsier.


.HEREYou can read the full match report from the match



.HEREAdmission prices for Saturday’s match at the First Stores Stadium can be found


.HEREYou can listen to Manager Keith Hill’s pre-match interview 

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