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  • Rochdale ease past 10-man Gillingham at SpotlandRochdale strolled to a comfortable 3-0 League One victory against a Gillingham side forced to play out the second half with 10 men.The Gills lost striker Tom Eaves to a red card - for his second booking - just before the break for an elbow on Joe Rafferty and by that stage they were already two goals down.The breakthrough arrived in the 24th minute as a weaving run forward from left-back Joe Bunney took him past three opponents and - while his low drive towards the bottom was saved by Tomas Holy - the goalkeeper only succeeded in parrying the ball into the path of Ian Henderson, who tapped home from close range.It was 2-0 two minutes later as Rafferty headed into an empty net after Holy spilled Steven Davies' free-kick.Gillingham's afternoon went from bad to worse in the 44th minute when Eaves was dismissed for an elbow on Rafferty right under the nose of referee Eddie Ilderton.Henderson saw an 86th-minute penalty saved by..

    Rochdale 3-0 Gillingham – 23-Sep-2017 : Match Report

    Rochdale ease past 10-man Gillingham at SpotlandRochdale strolled to a comfortable 3-0 League One victory against a Gillingham side forced to play out the second half with 10 men.The Gills lost striker Tom Eaves to a red card - for his second booking - just before the break for an elbow on Joe Rafferty and by that stage they were already two goals down.The breakthrough arrived in the 24th minute as a weaving run forward from left-back Joe Bunney took him past three opponents and - while his low drive towards the bottom was saved by Tomas Holy - the goalkeeper only succeeded in parrying the ball into the path of Ian Henderson, who tapped home from close range.It was 2-0 two minutes later as Rafferty headed into an empty net after Holy spilled Steven Davies' free-kick.Gillingham's afternoon went from bad to worse in the 44th minute when Eaves was dismissed for an elbow on Rafferty right under the nose of referee Eddie Ilderton.Henderson saw an 86th-minute penalty saved by..
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  • Ian Henderson set to keep Rochdale starting place for Gillingham fixtureIan Henderson should keep his place in Rochdale's starting line-up against Gillingham following his goalscoring return in the midweek Checkatrade Trophy win against Bury.Henderson has completed a three-game ban for his sending-off against Southend and played 55 minutes of the 4-0 victory against the Shakers.Forward Brad Inman, on loan from Peterborough, scored twice in that game and is also likely to keep his starting spot.Midfielder Daniel Adshead became Dale's youngster ever debutant when the 16-year-old played 90 minutes against Bury, but he is expected to drop out for the Sky Bet League One clash.Gillingham will be without midfielder Scott Wagstaff, who is recovering from a calf problem picked up in last weekend's win over Charlton.Midfielder Lee Martin is in the middle of a three-match suspension, while Billy Bingham will continue to be assessed after suffering concussion in training earli..

    Rochdale V Gillingham at Crown Oil Arena : Match Preview

    Ian Henderson set to keep Rochdale starting place for Gillingham fixtureIan Henderson should keep his place in Rochdale's starting line-up against Gillingham following his goalscoring return in the midweek Checkatrade Trophy win against Bury.Henderson has completed a three-game ban for his sending-off against Southend and played 55 minutes of the 4-0 victory against the Shakers.Forward Brad Inman, on loan from Peterborough, scored twice in that game and is also likely to keep his starting spot.Midfielder Daniel Adshead became Dale's youngster ever debutant when the 16-year-old played 90 minutes against Bury, but he is expected to drop out for the Sky Bet League One clash.Gillingham will be without midfielder Scott Wagstaff, who is recovering from a calf problem picked up in last weekend's win over Charlton.Midfielder Lee Martin is in the middle of a three-match suspension, while Billy Bingham will continue to be assessed after suffering concussion in training earli..
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  • Ryan Seager earns MK Dons victory over RochdaleRyan Seager's late winner secured a 3-2 triumph for MK Dons in a five-goal thriller against Rochdale.Dale had led early on through Brad Inman and went into half-time level at 2-2 after Matt Done's effort cancelled out Gboly Ariyibi's double.However, Seager smashed home his first goal of the season late on to secure the hosts a second home win of the campaign.The visitors wasted no time netting the opener after just eight minutes via Inman's powerful left-footed strike.Robbie Neilson's side levelled less than five minutes later through Ariyibi, who was allowed the time to fire a right-footed effort past Dale stopper Brendan Moore.Ariyibi bagged his second of the game with a long-range hit on 41 minutes before Keith Hill's men made it 2-2 just a minute later through Done.But Seager found himself in space on the edge of the visitors' box seven minutes from time, finding the top corner to secure MK&#03..

    Milton Keynes Dons 3-2 Rochdale – 16-Sep-2017 : Match Report

    Ryan Seager earns MK Dons victory over RochdaleRyan Seager's late winner secured a 3-2 triumph for MK Dons in a five-goal thriller against Rochdale.Dale had led early on through Brad Inman and went into half-time level at 2-2 after Matt Done's effort cancelled out Gboly Ariyibi's double.However, Seager smashed home his first goal of the season late on to secure the hosts a second home win of the campaign.The visitors wasted no time netting the opener after just eight minutes via Inman's powerful left-footed strike.Robbie Neilson's side levelled less than five minutes later through Ariyibi, who was allowed the time to fire a right-footed effort past Dale stopper Brendan Moore.Ariyibi bagged his second of the game with a long-range hit on 41 minutes before Keith Hill's men made it 2-2 just a minute later through Done.But Seager found himself in space on the edge of the visitors' box seven minutes from time, finding the top corner to secure MK&#03..
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  • Daniels and Davies pushing for Rochdale startsOn-loan Wigan defender Donervon Daniels and top goalscorer Steven Davies are pushing to start Rochdale's home clash with Blackburn.Daniels and Davies both came on in the closing stages of Dale's goalless draw against Southend last weekend and the latter will hope to replace skipper Ian Henderson, who saw red for a late challenge on Stephen Hendrie.Full-back Joe Bunney, who sustained an injury in pre-season, could return to the matchday squad.Bunney was left out of the trip to Essex but made a substitute appearance a fortnight ago against Shrewsbury.Blackburn will give a late fitness test to Charlie Mulgrew.The Rovers captain sustained an ankle injury on international duty with Scotland but it is hoped he could still be available to boss Tony Mowbray.Darragh Lenihan (foot) has been ruled out for the long term due to a stress fracture, Ryan Nyambe (knee) also remains out, as does Scott Wharton (ankle), but Bradley Dack (hamst..

    Rochdale V Blackburn at Crown Oil Arena : Match Preview

    Daniels and Davies pushing for Rochdale startsOn-loan Wigan defender Donervon Daniels and top goalscorer Steven Davies are pushing to start Rochdale's home clash with Blackburn.Daniels and Davies both came on in the closing stages of Dale's goalless draw against Southend last weekend and the latter will hope to replace skipper Ian Henderson, who saw red for a late challenge on Stephen Hendrie.Full-back Joe Bunney, who sustained an injury in pre-season, could return to the matchday squad.Bunney was left out of the trip to Essex but made a substitute appearance a fortnight ago against Shrewsbury.Blackburn will give a late fitness test to Charlie Mulgrew.The Rovers captain sustained an ankle injury on international duty with Scotland but it is hoped he could still be available to boss Tony Mowbray.Darragh Lenihan (foot) has been ruled out for the long term due to a stress fracture, Ryan Nyambe (knee) also remains out, as does Scott Wharton (ankle), but Bradley Dack (hamst..
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  • Southend wait on trio ahead of Rochdale's visitSouthend will give fitness tests to Anton Ferdinand, John White and Stephen McLaughlin for their Sky Bet League One clash with Rochdale.White has a groin injury while Ferdinand and McLaughlin are struggling with hamstring problems - each of them sustained in the midweek defeat by Gillingham.Rob Kiernan (knee), Michael Turner (hamstring) and Ben Coker (broken leg) remain out and Jason Demetriou is on international duty with Cyprus.Boss Phil Brown said: "I've probably got an 18-19-man squad and I've got seven or eight in the treatment room so it's not looking good for Rochdale unless we can get one or two up."Rochdale are set to hand Donervon Daniels and Jordan Williams their debuts this weekend.Daniels and Williams joined on loan from Wigan and Liverpool respectively on Thursday.Rochdale will be without Jamie Allen, however, after the midfielder departed for Burton.Keith Hill's men are chasing their first le..

    Southend V Rochdale at Roots Hall : Match Preview

    Southend wait on trio ahead of Rochdale's visitSouthend will give fitness tests to Anton Ferdinand, John White and Stephen McLaughlin for their Sky Bet League One clash with Rochdale.White has a groin injury while Ferdinand and McLaughlin are struggling with hamstring problems - each of them sustained in the midweek defeat by Gillingham.Rob Kiernan (knee), Michael Turner (hamstring) and Ben Coker (broken leg) remain out and Jason Demetriou is on international duty with Cyprus.Boss Phil Brown said: "I've probably got an 18-19-man squad and I've got seven or eight in the treatment room so it's not looking good for Rochdale unless we can get one or two up."Rochdale are set to hand Donervon Daniels and Jordan Williams their debuts this weekend.Daniels and Williams joined on loan from Wigan and Liverpool respectively on Thursday.Rochdale will be without Jamie Allen, however, after the midfielder departed for Burton.Keith Hill's men are chasing their first le..
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  • Rochdale boss Keith Hill waits on fitness of defender Joe BunneyRochdale boss Keith Hill is sweating on the fitness of full-back Joe Bunney ahead of the Sky Bet League One visit of Bury.Bunney featured as a second-half substitute on his return from knee ligament damage in the 3-2 defeat at Shrewsbury last weekend, but was not involved as Dale exited the Carabao Cup against Stoke on Wednesday.Defender Reece Brown was an unused substitute during the 4-0 midweek defeat after overcoming an illness.Striker Steve Davies is likely to return to the starting line-up, having scored three goals in his last two league outings.Bury will be without right-back Craig Jones for the derby due to a groin injury.Jones came off at half-time in last week's loss to Bristol Rovers and the club are waiting to learn the full extent of the problem.Summer signing Phil Edwards could make his debut as Jones' replacement having overcome a knee injury.The Shakers are still without Jay O'Shea, E..

    Rochdale V Bury at Crown Oil Arena : Match Preview

    Rochdale boss Keith Hill waits on fitness of defender Joe BunneyRochdale boss Keith Hill is sweating on the fitness of full-back Joe Bunney ahead of the Sky Bet League One visit of Bury.Bunney featured as a second-half substitute on his return from knee ligament damage in the 3-2 defeat at Shrewsbury last weekend, but was not involved as Dale exited the Carabao Cup against Stoke on Wednesday.Defender Reece Brown was an unused substitute during the 4-0 midweek defeat after overcoming an illness.Striker Steve Davies is likely to return to the starting line-up, having scored three goals in his last two league outings.Bury will be without right-back Craig Jones for the derby due to a groin injury.Jones came off at half-time in last week's loss to Bristol Rovers and the club are waiting to learn the full extent of the problem.Summer signing Phil Edwards could make his debut as Jones' replacement having overcome a knee injury.The Shakers are still without Jay O'Shea, E..
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  • Stoke set to be without Xherdan Shaqiri for Rochdale clashStoke are likely to be without Xherdan Shaqiri for their Carabao Cup tie against Rochdale at the bet365 Stadium.The Switzerland international had to be replaced midway through the first half of Saturday's 1-0 win over Arsenal after pulling up with a slight hamstring strain.Scans have revealed no serious damage and it is hoped Shaqiri will be available for the Premier League trip to West Brom at the weekend.Erik Pieters is also nursing a knock following the Arsenal game but the left-back could be involved against the League One side.Rochdale boss Keith Hill is keeping his cards close to his chest ahead of the trip.Hill was able to welcome back keeper Brendan Moore from an ankle ligament injury for Saturday's 3-2 League One defeat at Shrewsbury, while full-back Joe Bunney was used as a second-half substitute on is return from knee ligament damage.However, fellow defender Reece Brown missed Saturday's game thr..

    Stoke V Rochdale at bet365 Stadium : Match Preview

    Stoke set to be without Xherdan Shaqiri for Rochdale clashStoke are likely to be without Xherdan Shaqiri for their Carabao Cup tie against Rochdale at the bet365 Stadium.The Switzerland international had to be replaced midway through the first half of Saturday's 1-0 win over Arsenal after pulling up with a slight hamstring strain.Scans have revealed no serious damage and it is hoped Shaqiri will be available for the Premier League trip to West Brom at the weekend.Erik Pieters is also nursing a knock following the Arsenal game but the left-back could be involved against the League One side.Rochdale boss Keith Hill is keeping his cards close to his chest ahead of the trip.Hill was able to welcome back keeper Brendan Moore from an ankle ligament injury for Saturday's 3-2 League One defeat at Shrewsbury, while full-back Joe Bunney was used as a second-half substitute on is return from knee ligament damage.However, fellow defender Reece Brown missed Saturday's game thr..
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  • Shrewsbury make it three from three with victory over RochdaleShrewsbury's impressive start to the season continued as they beat Rochdale 3-2 to make it three wins out of three in Sky Bet League One.Stefan Payne grabbed the winner for Paul Hurst's side just a day after signing from Barnsley.The hosts started brightly with Jon Nolan firing just wide early on, but Rochdale took the lead with a 17th-minute penalty confidently converted by Steve Davies after Toto Nsiala upended Bradden Inman.Shrewsbury responded positively and referee Andy Haines pointed to the spot for a second time on the half-hour mark, Shaun Whalley picking himself up to slot home a penalty after being brought down by Oliver Rathbone.Shrewsbury moved ahead three minutes later when Alex Rodman's fine run and cross from the left was volleyed in from close range by Norwich loanee Carlton Morris.Rochdale keeper Brendan Moore also saved twice from Louis Dodds and Morris as Shrewsbury looked the more dan..

    Shrewsbury 3-2 Rochdale – 19-Aug-2017 : Match Report

    Shrewsbury make it three from three with victory over RochdaleShrewsbury's impressive start to the season continued as they beat Rochdale 3-2 to make it three wins out of three in Sky Bet League One.Stefan Payne grabbed the winner for Paul Hurst's side just a day after signing from Barnsley.The hosts started brightly with Jon Nolan firing just wide early on, but Rochdale took the lead with a 17th-minute penalty confidently converted by Steve Davies after Toto Nsiala upended Bradden Inman.Shrewsbury responded positively and referee Andy Haines pointed to the spot for a second time on the half-hour mark, Shaun Whalley picking himself up to slot home a penalty after being brought down by Oliver Rathbone.Shrewsbury moved ahead three minutes later when Alex Rodman's fine run and cross from the left was volleyed in from close range by Norwich loanee Carlton Morris.Rochdale keeper Brendan Moore also saved twice from Louis Dodds and Morris as Shrewsbury looked the more dan..
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  • Bryn Morris misses out for ShrewsburyShrewsbury must again do without Bryn Morris for the visit of Rochdale.Louis Dodds came into the side for the win at AFC Wimbledon after it was confirmed midfielder Morris was set for around six weeks of recovery due to a knee injury.Forward Niall Ennis made his league debut as a late substitute against the Dons following the 18-year-old's loan move from Wolves, having started in the Carabao Cup defeat against Nottingham Forest.Defender Joe Riley has returned to training ahead of schedule after suffering ankle ligament damage in the final game of last season, but is still not in contention.Rochdale boss Keith Hill is searching for his first league win of the season but will remain without left-back Joe Bunney and goalkeeper Brendan Moore for the trip to New Meadow.Both players have been missing since pre-season, with Bunney still four to six weeks away from a return after sustaining medial knee ligament damage.Moore will be on the sideli..

    Shrewsbury V Rochdale at Greenhous Meadow Stadium : Match Preview

    Bryn Morris misses out for ShrewsburyShrewsbury must again do without Bryn Morris for the visit of Rochdale.Louis Dodds came into the side for the win at AFC Wimbledon after it was confirmed midfielder Morris was set for around six weeks of recovery due to a knee injury.Forward Niall Ennis made his league debut as a late substitute against the Dons following the 18-year-old's loan move from Wolves, having started in the Carabao Cup defeat against Nottingham Forest.Defender Joe Riley has returned to training ahead of schedule after suffering ankle ligament damage in the final game of last season, but is still not in contention.Rochdale boss Keith Hill is searching for his first league win of the season but will remain without left-back Joe Bunney and goalkeeper Brendan Moore for the trip to New Meadow.Both players have been missing since pre-season, with Bunney still four to six weeks away from a return after sustaining medial knee ligament damage.Moore will be on the sideli..
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  • Will Nightingale and Callum Kennedy doubtful for AFC WimbledonWill Nightingale and Callum Kennedy are doubts for AFC Wimbledon's clash with rivals MK Dons on Friday night.Nightingale is struggling with a strained neck, while Kennedy suffered concussion in the recent home defeat by Portsmouth.However, manager Neal Ardley does have Jimmy Abdou available following suspension.Darius Charles and Tom Soares are also in contention.Ethan Ebanks-Landell could return to the MK Dons squad after a three-match absence.The 24-year-old, on loan from Wolves, has been out with a foot injury but has done some light training this week and it is hoped he can be involved.However, fellow defender Joe Walsh is expected to be missing for another two weeks despite some improvement in his knee problem.Ryan Seager stated his claim for a starting place with the winning goal after coming off the bench against Rochdale while Dean Lewington, Ousseynou Cisse, Kieran Agard and Robbie Muirhead are among th..

    AFC Wimbledon V Milton Keynes Dons at The Cherry Red Records Stadium : Match Preview

    Will Nightingale and Callum Kennedy doubtful for AFC WimbledonWill Nightingale and Callum Kennedy are doubts for AFC Wimbledon's clash with rivals MK Dons on Friday night.Nightingale is struggling with a strained neck, while Kennedy suffered concussion in the recent home defeat by Portsmouth.However, manager Neal Ardley does have Jimmy Abdou available following suspension.Darius Charles and Tom Soares are also in contention.Ethan Ebanks-Landell could return to the MK Dons squad after a three-match absence.The 24-year-old, on loan from Wolves, has been out with a foot injury but has done some light training this week and it is hoped he can be involved.However, fellow defender Joe Walsh is expected to be missing for another two weeks despite some improvement in his knee problem.Ryan Seager stated his claim for a starting place with the winning goal after coming off the bench against Rochdale while Dean Lewington, Ousseynou Cisse, Kieran Agard and Robbie Muirhead are among th..
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