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  • Date:26 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Spotland Stadium
  • Attendance:2,466
  • Holness (64)
  • Alexander - pen (10) Saunders (77)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:37 +4.37

Shaleum Logan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Free kick taken by David Lucas.

93:11 +3.11

The official flags Gary Alexander offside. Free kick taken by David Lucas.

82:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Ball. Nicky Adams goes off and Andrew Tutte comes on. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.

82:05

Mike Grella takes a shot. Blocked by Marcus Holness.

80:09

(Brentford) makes a substitution, with Harlee Dean coming on for Sam Saunders.

79:31

Sam Saunders takes a shot. Save by David Lucas.

78:29

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro comes on in place of Harry Bunn.

77:20

Sam Saunders scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-2 Brentford.Gary Alexander provided the assist for the goal.

76:28

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Ball. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.

74:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Alexander on Stephen Jordan. Free kick taken by David Lucas.

72:45

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mike Grella. Indirect free kick taken by David Lucas.

70:30

Gary Alexander is adjudged to have handled the ball. Indirect free kick taken by Marcus Holness.

69:08

Myles Weston is brought on as a substitute for Niall McGinn. Mike Grella comes on in place of Clayton Donaldson.

68:53

Harry Bunn takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.

67:03

The ball is sent over by Sam Saunders.

65:57

Shot from outside the box by Shaleum Logan misses to the left of the goal.

65:09

Marcel Eger fouled by David Ball, the ref awards a free kick. Marcel Eger takes the direct free kick.

63:27

Outswinging corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy, Marcus Holness scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Rochdale 1-1 Brentford.The assist for the goal came from Brian Barry-Murphy.

62:07

Stephen Jordan challenges Clayton Donaldson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Woodman takes the direct free kick.

61:16

Jonathan Douglas challenges Nicky Adams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Kennedy.

59:06

Jonathan Douglas fouled by Jason Kennedy, the ref awards a free kick. Leon Legge takes the direct free kick.

55:35

(Rochdale) makes a substitution, with David Ball coming on for Roland Bergkamp.

54:37

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sam Saunders, Marcel Eger takes a shot.

53:55

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Stephen Jordan gets a block in.

50:09

Sam Saunders takes a shot. Save by David Lucas.

49:05

Roland Bergkamp gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Douglas. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

48:44

A cross is delivered by Shaleum Logan, save by David Lucas.

47:55

Gary Jones has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

47:15

Craig Woodman challenges Harry Bunn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marcus Holness takes the free kick.

45:20

Jonathan Douglas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Adams. Brian Barry-Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

45:18 +0.18

Nicky Adams is ruled offside. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.

42:55

Corner taken left-footed by Nicky Adams. Foul by Roland Bergkamp on Leon Legge, free kick awarded. The referee books Roland Bergkamp for unsporting behaviour. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

42:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Bunn by Craig Woodman. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the direct free kick.

41:47

The referee blows for offside against Gary Alexander. Free kick taken by David Lucas.

41:20

The ball is swung over by Sam Saunders.

39:45

Sam Saunders has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

38:40

Niall McGinn fouled by Roland Bergkamp, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Leon Legge.

35:50

Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Brian Barry-Murphy. Gary Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Douglas.

34:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Bunn by Jonathan Douglas. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the direct free kick.

33:55

Gary Alexander takes a shot. David Lucas makes a save.

29:36

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams played to the near post, Clayton Donaldson makes a clearance.

27:58

Nicky Adams takes a shot. Craig Woodman makes a clearance.

25:08

Shot from just outside the area by Nicky Adams misses to the right of the target.

22:10

Unfair challenge on Dean Holden by Gary Alexander results in a free kick. The referee books Gary Alexander for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy. Shot from deep inside the area by Dean Holden goes over the bar.

20:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Jordan on Gary Alexander. Stephen Jordan goes into the referee's book. Direct free kick taken by Sam Saunders. Sam Saunders takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jason Kennedy.

19:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcel Eger by Roland Bergkamp. Richard Lee takes the free kick.

17:09

Sam Saunders delivers the ball.

15:29

Foul by Dean Holden on Sam Saunders, free kick awarded. Dean Holden goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Craig Woodman takes the free kick.

13:56

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from the left by-line, Jason Kennedy takes a shot.

12:50

Nicky Adams has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

11:53

Corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy, clearance by Gary Alexander.

10:00

Clayton Donaldson fouled by Stephen Jordan, the ref awards a Penalty. Gary Alexander scores a power penalty. Rochdale 0-1 Brentford.

9:32

Unfair challenge on Leon Legge by Roland Bergkamp results in a free kick. Richard Lee takes the free kick.

7:58

Leon Legge produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

7:19

Dean Holden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Alexander. Craig Woodman restarts play with the free kick.

6:23

Jonathan Douglas takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Jones. Ashley Grimes fouled by Marcel Eger, the ref awards a free kick. Marcus Holness takes the direct free kick.

5:43

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Save by David Lucas. Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders.

4:52

Nicky Adams takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.

4:16

Nicky Adams takes a shot. Save made by Richard Lee.

3:25

Niall McGinn delivers the ball, save by David Lucas.

1:55

Corner taken by Sam Saunders from the left by-line to the near post. Sam Saunders produces a cross, save made by David Lucas.

1:30

Roland Bergkamp is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Leon Legge takes the indirect free kick.

Match Preview

David duo drafted for Dale New recruits David Ball and Kuagica David are vying for selection when Rochdale host Brentford in npower League One. Peterborough striker Ball is in line for his second debut at Spotland after rejoining Steve Eyre's side on loan. The 21-year-old Manchester City academy graduate scored four goals in eight appearances for Dale between August and mid-October this term. Angolan defender David, also 21, has been training with Rochdale for seven weeks and agreed a contract until the end of the season after receiving international clearance on Thursday. Fellow centre-back Pim Balkestein is out for a month following his groin operation last week, while Mark Twaddle (back), Joe Widdowson (shin splints), Simon Hackney (stomach) and Joe Johnson remain on the sidelines Rochdale secured their first win in seven league outings at Preston last weekend courtesy of Nicky Adams' late winner. Harlee Dean and Jake Bidwell could make their Brentford debuts. Dean has made a temporary switch from Southampton and fellow defender Bidwell has joined on a youth loan from Everton. Boss Uwe Rosler had to dip into the loan market this week after suffering injuries to defensive trio Karleigh Osborne, Kevin O'Connor and Shaleum Logan. Osborne and O'Connor are missing with foot injuries and Logan was only released from hospital on Monday after suffering concussion when he collided with goalkeeper Richard Lee against Charlton. In a busy week of comings and goings at Griffin Park, centre-half Miguel Llera left to join Sheffield Wednesday, full-back Blair Adams returned to parent club Sunderland and winger Sam Wood was loaned to Rotherham.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Eyre

Rochdale

Formation: 442Manager: Uwe Rosler

Brentford

  • David Lucas
  • Dean Holden
  • Marcus Holness
  • Stephen Jordan
  • Brian Barry-Murphy
  • Nicky Adams
  • Gary Jones
  • Jason Kennedy
  • Harry Bunn
  • Ashley Grimes
  • Roland Bergkamp
  • SUBS
  • Matthew Edwards
  • Andrew Tutte
  • Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro
  • David Ball
  • Stephen Darby

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Match Report

Saunders strikes as Bees sting Dale Brentford returned to winning ways as Sam Saunders fired a late winner to sink Rochdale 2-1 at Spotland. Beaten at home against Charlton last time out, Uwe Rosler's men bounced back with a three-point haul courtesy of Saunders, who collected Mike Grella's flick-on to shoot home from a tight angle after 79 minutes. Nicky Adams went close on two occasions for Rochdale in the opening exchanges but the hosts' bright start paled when they conceded a penalty 11 minutes in. Stephen Jordan's push in the back of Bees' frontman Clayton Donaldson left referee Garry Sutton with no alternative but to award the spot-kick and Gary Alexander duly obliged, hammering the ball down the middle of the net past David Lucas. The hosts pushed for a leveller, with Dean Holden's overhead kick going close and Adams' cross to the near post met by Ashley Grimes' neat flick, the ball beating Bees' goalkeeper Richard Lee but running wide of the far post. Rochdale levelled in the 65th minute when Brian Barry-Murphy's corner was glanced home by the head of defender Marcus Holness. But the Bees came again and Saunders secured the three points.

Form Guide

    DLDLLW
  • Rochdale
  • VS
  • Brentford
  • DDLWDL

Last Meetings

  • Rochdale
  • 0 - 1
  • Brentford
  • 16/04/2011
  • Brentford
  • 1 - 3
  • Rochdale
  • 28/08/2010
  • Rochdale
  • 0 - 1
  • Brentford
  • 24/03/1973
  • Brentford
  • 1 - 0
  • Rochdale
  • 28/10/1972
  • Rochdale
  • 0 - 0
  • Brentford
  • 27/04/1959
  • Brentford
  • 2 - 1
  • Rochdale
  • 13/12/1958

Top Scorers

Rochdale

  • A Grimes 5
  • G Jones 3
  • J Akpa Akpro 2
  • N Adams 2
  • M Holness 2
  • B Barry-Murphy 1
  • J Kennedy 1
  • N Eccleston 1

Brentford

  • C Donaldson 4
  • S Saunders 3
  • N McGinn 2
  • J Douglas 1
  • M Bean 1
  • M Weston 1
  • T Diagouraga 1
  • S Logan 1
  • D Bennett 1
  • L Legge 1

Goals

Rochdale

    • Total goals 54
    • Goals per game 21
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Brentford

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 20
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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