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Ian Henderson challenges Jack Baldwin unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Matthew Lund manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Jonathan Franks.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Vincenti by Peter Hartley.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Walker on Peter Vincenti.
Header at goal by Jack Compton to the left of the net.
Booking for Joe Rafferty.
The ball is sent over by George Donnelly.
Andy Monkhouse has an effort at goal.
Centre by Jack Compton.
Oliver Lancashire challenges Andy Monkhouse unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Shot by Peter Vincenti went wide of the right-hand upright.
Peter Hartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Vincenti.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ian Henderson.
Ian Henderson takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
The ball is swung over by Michael Rose.
Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Franks is adjudged to have handled the ball.
Michael Rose shoots direct from the free kick and clears the bar.
Unfair challenge on Scott Hogan by Sam Collins results in a free kick.
Ian Henderson crosses the ball.
Free kick crossed by Joe Rafferty.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Monkhouse on Joe Rafferty.
Corner taken by Jonathan Franks.
Jonathan Franks crosses the ball.
Jack Compton fouled by Joe Rafferty, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is sent over by Andy Monkhouse.
Peter Cavanagh takes the free kick.
Jack Compton concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Rafferty.
Scott Hogan scores a right footed goal. Rochdale 1-0 Hartlepool.Michael Rose provided the assist for the goal.
Header at goal by Antony Sweeney to the left of the net.
The ball is swung over by Jonathan Franks.
George Donnelly takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Free kick taken by Peter Hartley.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jack Baldwin.
Jonathan Franks takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Jack Compton produces a cross.
Free kick crossed by Jack Compton.
Unfair challenge on Jack Compton by Ashley Eastham results in a free kick.
Scott Hogan makes a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Antony Sweeney.
Clearance made by Jack Baldwin.
Michael Rose takes the free kick.
Michael Rose fouled by Neil Austin, the ref awards a free kick.
All smiles for Hill
Rochdale manager Keith Hill has a fully-fit first-team squad to choose from for his side's opening-day fixture against Hartlepool.
Hill drafted in 10 new players to Spotland during the close season, while the same number of players left the club, and has plenty of options for the game at Spotland.
Key players Bobby Grant and Jason Kennedy departed to Blackpool and Bradford respectively this summer, but the likes of former Barnsley winger Matt Done, ex-Stoke midfielder Matty Lund and Bastien Hery, from Sheffield Wednesday, are expected to start in a new-look Rochdale line-up.
Former Aldershot utility man Peter Vincenti and striker Scott Hogan, signed from Hyde, have also impressed during pre-season friendlies and are expected to make their competitive debuts.
Hartlepool manager Colin Cooper is expected to hand his only summer signing Jack Compton his debut.
Winger Compton teamed back up with Cooper following his release from Colchester - the pair worked together at Bradford - and is likely to be handed a starting role.
Cooper, who replaced former boss John Hughes at Victoria Park in May, has virtually a fully-fit squad to choose from with his only doubts being veteran Steve Howard, who is struggling for match fitness, and fellow striker Zak Boagey, who hopes to shake off a groin problem.
Howard will undergo a late fitness test as relegated Pools look to put last season's disappointment quickly behind them.
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