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  • Date:28 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Griffin Park
  • Simpson (26)
  • Elding (10) O'Grady (59) Kennedy (61)
Goal!

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94mins

Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.

92mins

Header by Carl Cort from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

90mins

Foul by Chris O'Grady on Karleigh Osborne, free kick awarded. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Carl Cort has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

87mins

Myles Weston takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.

85mins

Brian Barry-Murphy decides to take the corner short.

85mins

Short corner worked by Brian Barry-Murphy.

83mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nicky Adams, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Toumani Diagouraga misses to the right of the target.

83mins

Robbie Simpson takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

82mins

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro joins the action as a substitute, replacing Anthony Elding.

82mins

Chris O'Grady is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.

81mins

Foul by Karleigh Osborne on Chris O'Grady, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.

79mins

Shot by Toumani Diagouraga from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

78mins

Shot from outside the area by Chris O'Grady misses to the left of the target.

77mins

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Leon Legge.

71mins

Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

71mins

Carl Cort replaces Marcus Bean.

69mins

Foul by Craig Dawson on Myles Weston, free kick awarded. Nicky Adams restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Craig Woodman takes a inswinging corner.

64mins

The offside flag is raised against Chris O'Grady. Gary Alexander goes off and Nicky Adams comes on. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

62mins

Jason Kennedy is sent off.

62mins

Jason Kennedy finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brentford 1-3 Rochdale.Andrew Tutte provided the assist for the goal.

60mins

Goal scored by Chris O'Grady from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brentford 1-2 Rochdale.Joe Widdowson provided the assist for the goal.

56mins

The referee blows for offside against Jason Kennedy. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

55mins

Effort on goal by Gary Jones from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

52mins

Inswinging corner taken by Kevin O'Connor, clearance by Brian Barry-Murphy.

50mins

Unfair challenge on Toumani Diagouraga by Marcus Holness results in a free kick. Booking for Marcus Holness for unsporting behaviour. Robbie Simpson shoots direct from the free kick, Anthony Elding gets a block in.

49mins

Unfair challenge on Andrew Tutte by Marcus Bean results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Jones.

46mins

Unfair challenge on Robbie Simpson by Joe Widdowson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Craig Woodman.

44mins

Corner taken right-footed by Kevin O'Connor, Robbie Simpson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

43mins

Joe Widdowson fouled by Robbie Simpson, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

41mins

Effort from just outside the area by Gary Jones goes over the bar.

37mins

Corner taken left-footed by Craig Woodman, Brian Barry-Murphy manages to make a clearance.

33mins

Charlie MacDonald is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

33mins

Unfair challenge on Marcus Bean by Craig Dawson results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Marcus Bean.

32mins

The offside flag is raised against Myles Weston. Craig Dawson takes the free kick.

31mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Elding on Myles Weston. Kevin O'Connor crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

31mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Elding on Myles Weston. Kevin O'Connor crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Josh Lillis.

30mins

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Woodman, Anthony Elding manages to make a clearance.

27mins

A goal is scored by Robbie Simpson from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brentford 1-1 Rochdale.Assist on the goal came from Myles Weston.

20mins

Unfair challenge on Brian Barry-Murphy by Charlie MacDonald results in a free kick. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

Kevin O'Connor has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

19mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevin O'Connor from the left by-line.

18mins

Corner taken by Kevin O'Connor played to the near post, Anthony Elding makes a clearance.

18mins

Jason Kennedy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Myles Weston. Booking for Jason Kennedy for unsporting behaviour. Kevin O'Connor crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

12mins

The offside flag is raised against Chris O'Grady. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.

10mins

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy. Anthony Elding finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Brentford 0-1 Rochdale.Assist on the goal came from Andrew Tutte.

7mins

Myles Weston has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

6mins

Kevin O'Connor takes the inswinging corner, Robbie Simpson takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

5mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from the left by-line.

4mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris O'Grady. Alex McCarthy takes the indirect free kick.

1mins

Unfair challenge on Karleigh Osborne by Chris O'Grady results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

The referee gets the match started.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

Keeper quandary for Scott Brentford manager Andy Scott has a goalkeeping dilemma for the visit of Rochdale. Reading loanee Alex McCarthy was ineligible to face Hull in the Carling Cup on Tuesday night so Richard Lee was handed his debut and made a string of fine saves as the Bees ran out 2-1 winners. Despite McCarthy being available again, Lee may now have done enough to keep hold of the shirt. Winger Sam Wood is still missing with a back injury and is not expected to return for at least another week so Scott could name an unchanged line-up. Striker Carl Cort was an unused substitute on Tuesday, the first time he has been involved this season having recovered from an Achilles injury. Rochdale boss Keith Hill is set to stick with the same side that performed so admirably in the 3-2 Carling Cup defeat against Birmingham on Thursday night. Hill will be hoping Dale's excellent performance at St. Andrews can inspire his newly-promoted side to their first League One victory of the season. Young midfielder Joe Thompson is the Lancashire club's only major injury doubt having missed the trip to Birmingham on Thursday. The 21-year-old picked up a knock in training during the week and faces a race against time prove his fitness. Veteran midfielder and captain Gary Jones will be looking to continue his fine early season form having already netted four goals in five games this season.

Formation:442Manager: Andrew Scott

Brentford

Formation: 442Manager: Keith Hill

Rochdale

  • Alex McCarthy
  • Kevin O'Connor
  • Karleigh Osborne
  • Leon Legge
  • Craig Woodman
  • Robbie Simpson
  • Marcus Bean
  • Toumani Diagouraga
  • Myles Weston
  • Charlie MacDonald
  • Gary Alexander
  • SUBS
  • Richard Lee
  • Pim Balkestein
  • Nicky Forster
  • Carl Cort
  • Michael Spillane
  • David Hunt
  • Nicky Adams

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Match Report

Dale up and running League One newcomers Rochdale celebrated their first win of the season with a comfortable 3-1 success at Brentford. Anthony Elding gave the visitors the lead after 11 minutes when Bees keeper Alex McCarthy could only parry Andrew Tutte's long-range effort onto his head. Dale felt they should have been two up two minutes later when Jason Kennedy volleyed home from a tight angle only to see his effort ruled out for offside. The hosts clawed their way back into it just before the half-hour when Robbie Simpson started and finished a flowing move with a crisp finish from Myles Weston's left wing cross. But Keith Hill's side deservedly retook the lead on the hour when Chris O'Grady fired home into the bottom corner from the edge of the box at the end of a five-man one-touch move. Two minutes later it was three, Kennedy latching onto a right wing cross to fire home at the near post and celebrate with the travelling fans - an action which earned him a second yellow card and a sending off. But even with 10 men it was always Rochdale who looked more likely to score again, although Brentford did manage some lacklustre efforts on goal. Brentford's Weston flashed a 30-yard drive past the upright before substitute Carl Cort twice went close with headed efforts when he should have done better.

possession


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