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  • Date:02 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Spotland Stadium
  • Attendance:3,959
  • Atkinson (21) Jones - pen (70)
  • Wood - pen (28)
    Dicker (50)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Matt Done.

94mins

Craig Noone takes a shot. Blocked by Marcus Holness.

92mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Matt Done goes wide right of the target.

90mins

Marcos Painter concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris O'Grady. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Joe Widdowson, save by Casper Ankergren.

89mins

The ball is crossed by Craig Noone, save by Owain Fon Williams.

88mins

Effort on goal by Gary Jones from just inside the area clears the bar.

86mins

Gary Dicker produces a cross.

85mins

Centre by Robbie Williams.

84mins

Nicky Adams sends in a cross, Casper Ankergren makes a save.

82mins

(Brighton) makes a substitution, with Francisco Sandaza coming on for Chris Wood. Gordon Greer fouled by Chris O'Grady, the ref awards a free kick. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.

80mins

(Rochdale) makes a substitution, with Joe Widdowson coming on for Scott Wiseman.

80mins

Brian Barry-Murphy produces a cross.

78mins

Craig Noone fouled by Scott Wiseman, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is delivered by Elliott Bennett, Gordon Greer produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

77mins

Gary Dicker fouled by Nicky Adams, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Gary Dicker, Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

76mins

Booking for Alan Navarro for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Navarro on Nicky Adams. Strike comes in from Robbie Williams from the free kick.

73mins

Brian Barry-Murphy on for Jason Kennedy. Elliott Bennett crosses the ball, Craig Dawson fouled by Glenn Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

73mins

Centre by Marcos Painter, clearance by Marcus Holness.

72mins

Alan Navarro replaces Radostin Kishishev.

71mins

Gary Jones scores a penalty. Rochdale 2-2 Brighton.Penalty awarded for a foul by Radostin Kishishev on Chris O'Grady.

69mins

Craig Noone challenges Scott Wiseman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

68mins

Gary Dicker delivers the ball, Marcus Holness manages to make a clearance.

67mins

Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the left by-line, Jason Kennedy produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

67mins

Nicky Adams sends in a cross, clearance by Radostin Kishishev.

66mins

Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Radostin Kishishev gets a block in.

66mins

Chris Wood takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

65mins

Chris O'Grady concedes a free kick for a foul on Gordon Greer. Gordon Greer restarts play with the free kick.

65mins

Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams. The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Wood. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

63mins

Nicky Adams sends in a cross.

63mins

Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams from the right by-line, Glenn Murray manages to make a clearance.

63mins

The ball is swung over by Nicky Adams, blocked by Marcos Painter.

62mins

Inigo Calderon crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Chris Wood goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

61mins

Will Atkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Inigo Calderon. Free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

59mins

Unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Marcos Painter results in a free kick. Robbie Williams crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Chris Wood makes a clearance.

59mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the right by-line to the near post.

58mins

Nicky Adams delivers a inswinging corner to far post, Glenn Murray makes a clearance.

57mins

Craig Noone produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

56mins

The ball is sent over by Scott Wiseman, Chris O'Grady produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

56mins

Marcos Painter challenges Nicky Adams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Jones takes the free kick.

54mins

Elliott Bennett takes the outswinging corner, Chris Wood produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

54mins

Chris Wood takes a shot. Craig Dawson gets a block in.

53mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gordon Greer on Chris O'Grady. The ball is sent over by Robbie Williams, Header by Craig Dawson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

52mins

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams to the near post, save by Casper Ankergren.

51mins

Gary Dicker scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Rochdale 1-2 Brighton.The assist for the goal came from Elliott Bennett.

48mins

Craig Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Wood. Radostin Kishishev takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Atkinson on Inigo Calderon. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Elliott Bennett from right wing, Jason Kennedy manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Matt Done gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Radostin Kishishev. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

45mins

Short corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the left by-line.

45mins

Marcos Painter crosses the ball, clearance by Jason Kennedy.

43mins

Foul by Tommy Elphick on Chris O'Grady, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Robbie Williams from the free kick.

43mins

Corner taken by Nicky Adams played to the near post, clearance by Chris Wood.

42mins

Centre by Matt Done, Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.

41mins

Chris O'Grady fouled by Tommy Elphick, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Kennedy takes the direct free kick.

41mins

The ball is swung over by Craig Noone.

40mins

The ball is swung over by Nicky Adams.

40mins

The ball is swung over by Robbie Williams, clearance made by Glenn Murray.

39mins

Foul by Gordon Greer on Chris O'Grady, free kick awarded. Gary Jones takes the free kick.

37mins

A cross is delivered by Elliott Bennett.

36mins

Scott Wiseman is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Scott Wiseman. Elliott Bennett takes the direct free kick.

34mins

Glenn Murray takes a shot. Marcus Holness gets a block in.

32mins

Craig Noone takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

30mins

The ball is swung over by Robbie Williams, save by Casper Ankergren.

29mins

Penalty scored by Chris Wood. Rochdale 1-1 Brighton.Craig Dawson gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray.

27mins

Marcos Painter booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcos Painter on Nicky Adams. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Adams from right wing, Marcos Painter manages to make a clearance.

26mins

Craig Noone challenges Scott Wiseman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Dawson takes the free kick.

24mins

Inigo Calderon takes a shot. Robbie Williams gets a block in.

24mins

Elliott Bennett delivers the ball.

23mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Wood by Craig Dawson. Free kick crossed by Gary Dicker.

22mins

Will Atkinson finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-0 Brighton.Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady by Gordon Greer. Robbie Williams shoots direct from the free kick.

20mins

The ball is delivered by Elliott Bennett, Chris Wood produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

19mins

Inigo Calderon takes a shot. Marcus Holness gets a block in.

19mins

Craig Noone takes a shot. Craig Dawson gets a block in.

18mins

Elliott Bennett produces a cross, blocked by Scott Wiseman.

15mins

Marcos Painter delivers the ball, Chris Wood takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.

15mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Elphick by Chris O'Grady. Casper Ankergren takes the direct free kick.

14mins

Craig Noone comes on in place of Liam Bridcutt.

7mins

The referee books Jason Kennedy for unsporting behaviour. Jason Kennedy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Elliott Bennett. Strike on goal comes in from Elliott Bennett from the free kick, blocked by Owain Fon Williams.

7mins

The ball is swung over by Gary Jones, Tommy Elphick makes a clearance.

6mins

Matt Done crosses the ball, Marcos Painter manages to make a clearance.

5mins

Foul by Radostin Kishishev on Robbie Williams, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robbie Williams. The ball is sent over by Gary Jones, Header from close range by Matt Done misses to the right of the goal.

3mins

Chris Wood has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

2mins

Elliott Bennett takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

1mins

The official flags Chris Wood offside. Craig Dawson restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Same again for Hill? Rochdale boss Keith Hill will be reluctant to make any changes when his in-form side host leaders Brighton. Dale have won their last four matches without conceding a goal and climbed to the brink of the play-off places in the process. Tuesday`s 2-0 home win over Charlton underlined Dale`s pedigree, and Hill has a full-strength squad to choose from for his 200th Football League game in management. Hill feels all the pressure will be on Gus Poyet`s side, saying: "It`s the easiest game of the season for us because nobody is expecting us to win. "Brighton aren't top of the division for nothing, they are an excellent side brimming with excellent players. "They were always my favourites to get promoted and Gus has done a fantastic job." Adam El-Abd and Ashley Barnes are back in contention for Brighton. Defender El-Abd has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury but is back in the squad and will vie with Tommy Elphick for his place at centre-half. Striker Barnes has been sidelined for three matches with an ankle injury but has resumed training this week and will be handed a late fitness test. Full-back Jim McNulty is still out after ankle surgery and midfielder Jamie Smith remains on the sidelines with a foot injury. The Seagulls head into April 13 points clear at the top having won all eight of their matches in March to set a post-war club record.

Formation:433Manager: Keith Hill

Rochdale

Formation: 433Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Brighton

  • Owain Fon Williams
  • Scott Wiseman
  • Marcus Holness
  • Craig Dawson
  • Robbie Williams
  • Jason Kennedy
  • Gary Jones
  • Matt Done
  • Will Atkinson
  • Chris O'Grady
  • Nicky Adams
  • SUBS
  • Matthew Edwards
  • Joe Widdowson
  • Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro
  • Josh Thompson
  • Joe Thompson
  • Brian Barry-Murphy
  • Liam Dickinson

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Match Report

Seagulls run ended by Dale League One leaders Brighton saw their winning run come to an end at Spotland where they were held to a 2-2 draw by Rochdale. The Seagulls, who had won their last eight matches, made a flying start and Chris Wood wasted a great chance in the third minute, firing wide with just goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams to beat, before Glenn Murray and Inigo Calderon were both denied by goalline clearances. But Rochdale posed enough of a threat to keep Gus Poyet's men on their toes at the back and they snatched the lead after 21 minutes when Robbie Williams' free kick struck a post and Will Atkinson side-footed home the rebound. Brighton levelled soon after when Craig Dawson fouled Murray in the area, Wood making up for his early miss by converting the spot-kick. Gary Dicker gave Brighton the lead when he met Elliott Bennett's cross with a thumping header five minutes into the second half. But the hosts levelled after 70 minutes when O'Grady was pulled back in the area by Tommy Elphick and referee David Webb awarded another penalty. Jones sent Ankergren the wrong way with his spot-kick to notch his 19th goal of the season.

Form Guide

    LLWWWW
  • Rochdale
  • VS
  • Brighton
  • WWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Brighton
  • 2 - 2
  • Rochdale
  • 14/08/2010
  • Brighton
  • 2 - 1
  • Rochdale
  • 20/01/1974
  • Rochdale
  • 1 - 1
  • Brighton
  • 25/08/1973
  • Brighton
  • 1 - 1
  • Rochdale
  • 03/05/1972
  • Rochdale
  • 1 - 2
  • Brighton
  • 29/04/1972
  • Rochdale
  • 3 - 3
  • Brighton
  • 16/01/1971

Top Scorers

Rochdale

  • G Jones 10
  • C O'Grady 8
  • C Dawson 8
  • J Kennedy 4
  • J Akpa Akpro 3
  • M Done 3
  • J Thompson 1

Brighton

  • G Murray 20
  • A Barnes 11
  • I Calderon 5
  • E Bennett 4
  • C Wood 4
  • M Sparrow 3
  • C Noone 2
  • F Sandaza 2
  • A El-Abd 1
  • G Dicker 1
  • T Elphick 1
  • L Bridcutt 1
  • M Painter 1

Goals

Rochdale

    • Total goals 91
    • Goals per game 50
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Brighton

    • Total goals 110
    • Goals per game 69
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 10 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 11 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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