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Our Recent Opening Day Record

31 July 2023

Club News

Our Recent Opening Day Record

31 July 2023

Dale's 2023/24 campaign gets underway this Saturday with the visit of Ebbsfleet United.

It will be only the second time in the last seven seasons that we have kicked off our season at the Crown Oil Arena.

Ticket details for the match can be found HERE.

We’ve taken a look at our previous 30 opening day fixtures to see how Dale have fared in our season openers.

RESULTS

  1. Rochdale 1-2 Crewe (2022/23) League Two (L)
  2. Harrogate 3-2 Rochdale (2021/22) League Two (L)
  3. Swindon Town 3-1 Rochdale (2020/21) League One (L)
  4. Tranmere Rovers 2-3 Rochdale (2019/20) League One (W)
  5. Burton Albion 1-2 Rochdale (2018/19) League One (W)
  6. Portsmouth 2-0 Rochdale (2017/18) League One (L)
  7. Rochdale 2-3 Peterborough (2016/17) League One (L)
  8. Rochdale 2-0 Peterborough (2015/16) League One (W)
  9. Rochdale 0-1 Peterborough (2014/15) League One (L)
  10. Rochdale 3-0 Hartlepool (2013/14) League Two (W)
  11. Rochdale 0-0 Northampton (2012/13) League Two (D)
  12. Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Rochdale (2011/12) League One (L)
  13. Rochdale 0-0 Hartlepool (2010/11) League One (D)
  14. Port Vale 1-1 Rochdale (2009/10) League Two (D)
  15. Grimsby Town 0-0 Rochdale (2008/09) League Two (D)
  16. Peterborough 3-0 Rochdale (2007/08) League Two (L)
  17. Rochdale 0-1 Walsall (2006/07) League Two (L)
  18. Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Rochdale (2005/06) League Two (W)
  19. Scunthorpe Town 3-1 Rochdale (2004/05) League Two (L)
  20. Rochdale 1-3 Yeovil Town (2003/04) Football League Div 3 (L)
  21. Rochdale 1-0 Leyton Orient (2002/03) Football League Div 3 (W)
  22. Oxford Town 1-2 Rochdale (2001/02) Football League Div 3 (W)
  23. Rochdale 1-1 Darlington  (2000/01) Football League Div 3 (D)
  24. Cheltenham 0-2 Rochdale (1999/00) Football League Div 3 (W)
  25. Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Rochdale (1998/99) Football League Div 3 (L)
  26. Notts County 2-1 Rochdale (1997/98) Football League Div 3 (L)
  27. Swansea City 2-1 Rochdale (1996/97) Football League Div 3 (L)
  28. Rochdale 3-3 Cardiff (1995/96) Football League Div 3 (D)
  29. Bury 0-1 Rochdale (1994/95) Football League Div 3 (W)
  30. Darlington 1-1 Rochdale (1993/94) Football League Div 3 (D)

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FEATURE GAMES

Tranmere Rovers 2-3 Rochdale (2019/20) League One (W)

A brace from Ian Henderson and one from Rhys Norrington-Davies secured the three points for Dale on the opening day in 2019.

A penalty and a sublime chip from Hendo gave Dale their first two goals, with Norrington-Davies finishing a fine team move to send Dale well on the way to their first win of the 2019/20 campaign.

Burton Albion 1-2 Rochdale (2018/19) League One (W)

Bradden Inman’s brace was enough to give Dale the three points in a 2-1 victory against Burton Albion in the first game of the season in 2018.

Two goals within the first 24 minutes from the attacking midfielder gave Dale a comfortable lead. A second-half goal for Burton brought the home side back into the game, but Dale held on for the three points.

Rochdale 2-0 Peterborough (2015/16) League One (W)

Goals from Callum Camps and Reuben Noble-Lazarus sealed the three points for Dale in 2015 as they hosted Peterborough United at the Crown Oil Arena.

A deflection fell nicely for Camps, who controlled the ball well before poking the ball into the back of the net to open the scoring for Dale. A superb through ball from Henderson found Noble-Lazarus, who had only recently come onto the pitch for Dale, he took one touch before firing the ball into the far bottom corner with his second to secure an opening-day home win for Rochdale.


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