Vital Football

Latest Rochdale AFC News

Hyde 3-3 Dale

Hyde 3-3 Dale
Well, as far as Pre-season friendlies go this was a good 'un. A couple of hundred Dale fans made the trip to Hyde last night and were treated to an entertaining game.

Dale lined up as follows:

Russell, Ramsden, Evans, Stanton, McArdle, Gavin Rothery, Rundle, Jones, Lambert, Daggers, Shaw.

You may have noticed a new name in there which belonged to Gavin Rothery. At the time I didn't realise it but apparently the lad's from Leeds and is, according to the messageboards, a Football Manager hero or sumert...

Anyway, we did a bit of research on the lad and it turns out he was very highly rated a few years ago. Seems he's played for England U-19's and was tipped to go onto bigger and better things. Sadly injuries have hampered his progression so far and he never actually made a first team start for Leeds. Although he did score this rather good goal against the 'Scum' reserve team... clicky

Anyway on with the game and Dale started off quite brightly and Daggers was his usual lively self opening the scoring with a neat finish.

Dale were on top and should probably have scored a few more with Shaw in particular struggling to put the ball in the net. McArdle had a few of his trademark headers but it wasn't to be.

Of course Hyde then went an equalised with an easy tap in with Rambo adamant it was offside.

It was Rothery who put us back in front in he first half and he made no mistake after Shaw had another shot blocked by the Keeper.

On to the second half and HillCroft rung the changes going with:

Russell, Wiseman, TK, Thorpe, D'Laryea, Higgy, Michael Barnes, Keltie, Toner, Buckley and ALF.

We had another trialist in the shape of Michael Barnes. Barnes was released by Man Utd in August and has spent time with Chesterfield and Shrewsbury on loan although he made just 5 appearences in his two loan spells.

It wasn't long before Hyde equalised with a header which gave Russell no chance. It was then down to our old mate Matty Tipton to put Hyde into the lead for the first time with a very decent lobbed finish over Russell.

In between the Hyde equaliser and their third goal Dale had again looked dangerous. ALF, Buckley and Ketie all missed chances for Dale before Tipton struck.

ALF got a deserved equaliser for Dale and he looked lively throughout. It was a decent work out for Dale and it is sure to give HillCroft plenty to think about.

Writer:Aaron
Date:Thursday July 31 2008
Time: 1:16PM

Comments

0
got your moneys worth there six goals .
Kimbo
31/07/2008 17:11:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Rochdale Articles

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

League Cup Draw Wednesday 1pm

Four hours after the Football League fixture list is revealed, the League Cup first round...

League One Fixtures For 2016/17 Released Tomorrow

The coming League One fixtures for the 2016/17 season will be announced early tomorrow morning (Wednesday).

Rochdale Fans To Travel 5,871 Miles In 2016/17

With the make up of League One known for the coming 2016/17 season with the curtain drawn on the 2015/16 year and all Play Off winners announced, here is how far Rochdale fans...

Archived Vital Dale Articles

Vital Dale articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Dale
Write For Vital Dale
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Coventry v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Rochdale win50%
Coventry win0%
Draw50%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Rochdale Results (view all)

Rochdale Fixtures (view all)