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Preview | Boston United (H)

30 November 2019

Club News

Preview | Boston United (H)

30 November 2019

Rochdale v Boston United | Crown Oil Arena, Emirates FA Cup Second Round, Sunday 1st December 2019, 2:00pm Kick-Off

Dale host National League North side Boston United in the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday, with proceedings getting underway from 2.00pm.

The visitors progressed past Carshalton Athletic in the previous round 4-1, whilst Dale beat Wrexham in a First Round replay.



Brian Barry-Murphy insists his players know the hard work that is needed to reach the third round of the FA Cup.

Click HERE to read what he had to say, or iFollow subscribers can watch his full pre-match interview HERE.



Fans can pay cash at the turnstiles in all areas of the Crown Oil Arena on Sunday.

Click HERE for full admission details and prices.



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 an Boston United fan making your way to the Crown Oil Arena for Sunday's game, click HERE and have a read of our Visiting Supporters’ Guide which is packed full of useful information.

We wish all Pilgrims fans a safe journey!



Junior Dale fans can join us in Desmond’s Den, located inside the Carlsberg Lounge. Youngsters can also play plenty of fun games, and play on the PlayStation 4s with the latest FIFA on them.

Desmond’s Den / Carlsberg Lounge opens at 1.00pm. Click HERE for full details on how to access.

The Ratcliffe Bars, situated on the Club's car park, are open from 11:30am.



For just £1, you can be in with a chance of winning £1,000 at Sunday'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 the sellers around the ground or from the Club Shop. Click HERE for full details.



Referee | Dean Whitestone

Assistant Referees | Ian Dudley & Richard Woodward

Fourth Official | Simon Maher



Sky Bet make Dale overwhelming favourites with odds of 1/2 for a win on Sunday.

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 the match, make sure you do it via Sky Bet and select Rochdale as your favourite team!

Click HERE for the full betting preview.



Dale Draw Boston
5 2 3



Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – returns for Sunday's game!

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



Emirates FA Cup licensing and broadcast agreements mean that Sunday's game will not be streamed visually, either domestically or internationally, via iFollow. 

However, we will still be providing live audio commentary. Purchase your audio pass HERE for just £2.50. The programme will start at 1.45pm.

To access commentary/ 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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