Rochdale’s pre-season friendly schedule kicked-off with a trip to face Burnley at their training ground on Friday afternoon.
The Clarets ran out 1-0 winners at Gawthorpe, in Vincent Kompany’s first game in charge of the side, as Scott Twine’s 13th minute goal proved to be the difference.
Both teams had a couple of shots blocked during the opening exchanges, while Burnley’s Matt Lowton headed over and Trialist A struck over the bar from a free-kick.
The home side broke the deadlock in the 13th minute through summer recruit Twine, who joined the Clarets from MK Dons last week.
Rodney had a shot blocked behind, before Ethan Brierley was denied by a some good defending after he sent a powerful shot at goal having being played in by Rodney.
Up the other end, Cameron John superbly diverted Twine’s powerful strike over the bar, before Jimmy Keohane had a shot blocked.
Twine then headed over the bar before the half was out.
HT | Burnley 1-0 Rochdale
Manager Robbie Stockdale made 10 substitutions at the break, while Burnley opted to make wholesale changes for the start of the second half, switching out their first team players for their under-23s.
Rochdale started the second half brightly and flashed a ball across the face of goal early on, but no-one could get the deceive touch to turn it home.
The Clarets were denied a second in the 52nd minute, when Joe McGlynn saw his shot come off the outside of the post.
Around the hour, Liam Kelly was then forced to strike wide, as Burnley stood firm.
A Rochdale substitution followed as Trialist A was replaced by Jadel Yaduat with 20 minutes remaining.
On the full-time whistle, Owen Dodgson sent an effort wide of the post.
First half XI | O’Donnell, Keohane, Graham, Ebanks-Landell, John, White, Diagouraga, Brierley, Trialist A, Odoh, Rodney.
Second half XI | Trialist B, Jesus, Watts, Taylor, McNulty, Trialist C, Trialist D, Kelly, Ball, Trialist A (Yaduat 70'), Charman.