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Match Preview: AFC Wimbledon v Dale

29 September 2017

AFC Wimbledon v Dale: Sky Bet League One, Saturday 30th September, 3pm Kick-Off

The squad set off from the Crown Oil Arena on Friday morning to make the long trip to Kingston upon Thames ahead of Saturday's League One fixture against AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow. 

Dale’s goalless draw at Blackpool on Tuesday night was the first time the Seasiders had dropped points at home this season, and extended Dale’s run of clean sheets to three in a row.

The Dons’ 1-0 defeat at Southend United in midweek left Neal Ardley’s side just above the relegation places.

 

PRE-MATCH

Keith Hill says Tuesday night's valuable point at Bloomfield Road "gives the players encouragement and belief" going into this weekend's fixture.

Hill has also said that there is competition for places as players return from injury and illness.

 

ADMISSION INFORMATION

Supporters have until 3pm on Friday 29th September to purchase an advance ticket. Fans can also pay on the day at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. Prices are the same whether you buy on the day or in advance.

Click HERE for admission prices.

 

REF WATCH

Referee: Christopher Sarginson

Assistant Referees: Stuart Butler & Thomas Ramsey

Fourth Official: Anthony Da Costa

 

BETTING PREVIEW

Dale are 9/5 to pick up all three points at on Saturday.

Click HERE for full match odds.

 

FLASHBACK

Scott Hogan scored a 16-minute hat-trick at the Cherry Red Records Stadium back in February 2014, as Dale ran out 3-0 winners to put them within a point of the automatic promotion places.

After a goalless first half, Hogan headed home Matt Done’s cross in the 66th minute, before rounding the goalkeeper 13 minutes later to double Dale’s lead.

Hogan left the best until last, lobbing Ross Worner from outside the area to complete his hat-trick eight minutes from time.

 

WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

Fans in the UK can listen to match audio commentary on iFollow. The programme will start at 2.55pm.

The match is also available to watch live for supporters overseas.

Click HERE to subscribe to iFollow.

To access commentary via your desktop, go through our match centre. The match centre will be located on the home page of the main website (www.rochdaleafc.co.uk). 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).

 

GETTING THERE

Leave the M25 at Junction 10 and take the A3 northbound into London. At the exit for New Malden/Worcester Park, turn off and take the left into Malden Road (A2043) towards Kingston Follow this to the next roundabout. Take the first exit into Kingston Road (A2043 still) and the stadium is one mile on the left.

The full address is AFC Wimbledon, The Cherry Red Records Stadium, Jack Goodchild Way, 422a Kingston Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 3PB.


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