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  • Date:05 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Spotland Stadium
  • Elding (52) Dawson (77)
  • Platt (41) Cotterill (48)
    Norton (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Booking for Josh Lillis for dissent. Marcus Holness booked.

94mins

Michael Norton scores a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Rochdale 2-3 FC United of Manchester.

93mins

Anthony Elding has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

93mins

Joe Widdowson sends in a cross, clearance by Jake Cotterill.

89mins

Jerome Wright crosses the ball, Michael Norton takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.

88mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jerome Wright from the right by-line, clearance by Brian Barry-Murphy.

87mins

James Holden is brought on as a substitute for Richard Battersby. Inswinging corner taken by Jerome Wright from the right by-line, Marcus Holness manages to make a clearance.

85mins

Simon Carden is brought on as a substitute for Ben Deegan.

85mins

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

84mins

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Save by Samuel Ashton.

83mins

The referee blows for offside against Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Scott McManus takes the free kick.

82mins

Foul by Chris O'Grady on Kyle Jacobs, free kick awarded. Samuel Ashton takes the free kick.

79mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Norton. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

78mins

Craig Dawson finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Rochdale 2-2 FC United of Manchester.Inswinging corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy from the left by-line, assist by Brian Barry-Murphy.

77mins

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Richard Battersby gets a block in.

74mins

Chris Ovington joins the action as a substitute, replacing Carlos Roca.

73mins

A cross is delivered by Brian Barry-Murphy, Craig Dawson takes a shot. Samuel Ashton makes a comfortable save.

72mins

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from the right by-line, clearance by Scott McManus.

72mins

The referee blows for offside against Michael Norton. Josh Lillis takes the indirect free kick.

71mins

Anthony Elding takes a shot. Blocked by Karl Munroe.

71mins

Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Clearance made by Richard Battersby.

70mins

The ball is swung over by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, save by Samuel Ashton.

67mins

Foul by Ben Deegan on Craig Dawson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.

66mins

Brian Barry-Murphy produces a cross.

66mins

A cross is delivered by Chris O'Grady.

66mins

The ball is delivered by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, clearance by Kyle Jacobs.

65mins

The ball is sent over by Kyle Jacobs, clearance made by Marcus Holness.

63mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Gary Jones goes wide left of the target.

61mins

Kyle Jacobs produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

61mins

Ben Deegan goes into the book. Ben Deegan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Wiseman. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

59mins

Jerome Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. The ball is crossed by Brian Barry-Murphy, Headed effort from inside the area by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro misses to the right of the goal.

58mins

Ben Deegan is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marcus Holness.

56mins

Nicky Adams leaves the field to be replaced by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

56mins

The ball is delivered by Anthony Elding.

55mins

The ball is sent over by Carlos Roca, Craig Dawson manages to make a clearance.

53mins

Anthony Elding scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Rochdale 1-2 FC United of Manchester.The assist for the goal came from Brian Barry-Murphy.

52mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Munroe on Chris O'Grady. Free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.

51mins

Corner taken by Jerome Wright.

51mins

Carlos Roca crosses the ball, clearance made by Marcus Holness.

49mins

Jake Cotterill fires in a goal from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Rochdale 0-2 FC United of Manchester.Assist on the goal came from Nicky Platt.

47mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris O'Grady. Indirect free kick taken by Samuel Ashton.

47mins

Richard Battersby gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Adams. Direct free kick taken by Craig Dawson.

47mins

The ball is swung over by Jerome Wright, Craig Dawson makes a clearance.

46mins

Handball decision goes against Nicky Adams. Scott McManus takes the free kick.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jerome Wright on Scott Wiseman. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jerome Wright on Jason Kennedy. Brian Barry-Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Ben Deegan fouled by Craig Dawson, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Platt takes the free kick.

45mins

Michael Norton takes a shot. Blocked by Marcus Holness.

44mins

Shot from a long way out by Jason Kennedy goes wide of the left-hand upright.

42mins

Nicky Platt scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rochdale 0-1 FC United of Manchester.Jerome Wright provided the assist for the goal.

40mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Michael Norton goes wide of the right-hand post.

39mins

Unfair challenge on Brian Barry-Murphy by Ben Deegan results in a free kick. Marcus Holness takes the free kick.

38mins

Effort on goal by Anthony Elding from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

37mins

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Platt from the left by-line, Gary Jones manages to make a clearance.

37mins

Jerome Wright takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a save.

37mins

Centre by Brian Barry-Murphy.

35mins

Michael Norton is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Marcus Holness takes the direct free kick.

34mins

Ben Deegan takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

34mins

Scott Wiseman delivers the ball, Karl Munroe manages to make a clearance.

32mins

Centre by Gary Jones, Headed effort from inside the area by Anthony Elding misses to the right of the target.

29mins

Foul by Richard Battersby on Scott Wiseman, free kick awarded. Scott Wiseman takes the free kick.

29mins

A cross is delivered by Richard Battersby.

28mins

Short corner taken by Nicky Platt.

28mins

Jerome Wright crosses the ball, blocked by Craig Dawson.

26mins

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

21mins

Carlos Roca takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

18mins

Centre by Nicky Platt, Close range shot by Michael Norton misses to the left of the target.

17mins

Scott McManus fouled by Nicky Adams, the ref awards a free kick. Scott McManus takes the direct free kick.

16mins

Ben Deegan concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Barry-Murphy. Direct free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

16mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Anthony Elding. Samuel Ashton takes the indirect free kick.

15mins

The ball is crossed by Scott Wiseman, save by Samuel Ashton.

13mins

The official flags Scott Wiseman offside. Free kick taken by Richard Battersby.

12mins

Nicky Adams takes a shot. Save made by Samuel Ashton.

12mins

Carlos Roca delivers the ball, save by Josh Lillis.

11mins

The offside flag is raised against Ben Deegan. Indirect free kick taken by Marcus Holness.

10mins

Nicky Platt challenges Chris O'Grady unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Kennedy.

9mins

Nicky Adams crosses the ball.

8mins

Nicky Platt takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Jason Kennedy.

7mins

Shot from just outside the box by Jerome Wright goes over the target.

5mins

The offside flag is raised against Nicky Adams. Indirect free kick taken by Samuel Ashton.

4mins

Carlos Roca takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.

2mins

Corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy, Scott McManus fouled by Craig Dawson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Samuel Ashton.

1mins

Pass corner from left by-line taken by Nicky Adams to short.

1mins

The ball is delivered by Jason Kennedy.

The referee gets the game started.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The match restarts for the second half.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Dale out to avoid cup shock Rochdale boss Keith Hill has sent two players out on loan ahead of the visit of FC United in the FA Cup first round. Defender Alan Goodall has agreed to join Blue Square Bet Premier side Newport County until January and young midfielder Callum Byrne is heading to Evo-Stik League side Mossley AFC for a month. Hill has no new injury concerns and Craig Dawson, Jason Kennedy and Brian Barry-Murphy, who all picked up knocks at Leyton Orient last weekend, were fit to start against Oldham in midweek. The match was abandoned after seven minutes because of a waterlogged pitch and Hill agreed with the decision. He said: "We didn't want the pitch ripping up for the sake of one game." Lee Neville will miss out for FC United. The left-back faces up to six weeks out after fracturing a bone in a foot against Colwyn Bay last weekend. He joins long-term absentees Steve Torpey and Ludovic Quistin on the sidelines. However, good news for boss Karl Marginson is that defenders Karl Munroe and Martin Parker and strikers Ben Deegan and Glynn Hurst have recovered from knocks and are champing at the bit to face League One opposition. The Reds have never faced a more highly-ranked team in a competitive match and the message from Marginson to his players is `show no fear and enjoy yourself`. "This is the sort of match we have been looking forward to since the club was formed and finally we've made it to the first-round proper," said Marginson. "Games like this, in the best cup competition in the world, are why you play football and why you get involved in the game. So it is something to savour and enjoy, not something to fear or worry about."

Formation:433Manager: Keith Hill

Rochdale

Formation: 442Manager:

FC United of Manchester

  • Josh Lillis
  • Scott Wiseman
  • Marcus Holness
  • Craig Dawson
  • Joe Widdowson
  • Jason Kennedy
  • Gary Jones
  • Brian Barry-Murphy
  • Nicky Adams
  • Anthony Elding
  • Chris O'Grady
  • SUBS
  • Matthew Edwards
  • Matt Done
  • Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro
  • Joe Thompson
  • Josh Thompson
  • Reece Gray
  • Matthew Flynn

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Match Report

FC United stun Rochdale FC United of Manchester grabbed a controversial stoppage-time winner to keep their hopes of meeting Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup alive with a 3-2 win at Rochdale. The Evo-Stick League side, making their maiden appearance in the first round proper, looked to have a blown a two-goal lead when Dale's Anthony Elding and Craig Dawson cancelled out Nicky Platt and Jake Cotterill's goals for the visitors. But striker Mike Norton's late winner - amid protests from Rochdale for a foul on goalkeeper Josh Lillis - ensured FC United would take their place in Sunday's second-round draw and remain on course for a possible meeting with the club a group of their supporters splintered from in 2005. On a pitch covered with water following 90 minutes of rain, Lillis thought he had control of the ball by his near post, only for it to come free and allow Norton to tap into an empty net. Lillis and his team-mates claimed Norton had kicked the ball out of his hands, but referee Geoff Eltringham waved away their protests and the United fans flooded on to the field when he blew the final whistle seconds later. Karl Marginson's United side had taken the lead three minutes before the break when Platt, a former Liverpool academy player, slotted home after Jerome Wright's pass. Four minutes after the interval ex-Dale trainee Cotterill drove in from 25 yards to spectacularly double the advantage, before Elding reduced the deficit with a glancing header after 53 minutes. Dawson then looked to have taken the game to a replay with another header with 12 minutes remaining, before Norton won it four minutes into time added on.

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