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  • Date:13 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Spotland Stadium
  • Attendance:5,074
  • Akpa Akpro (42)
    Grimes (88)
  • Novak (14) Ward (68)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary Roberts.

93mins

Stephen Darby challenges Gary Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Stephen Darby for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

92mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Arfield on Andrew Tutte. Stephen Darby takes the direct free kick.

89mins

Ashley Grimes finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Rochdale 2-2 Huddersfield.Assist by Gary Jones.

85mins

Lee Novak challenges Neal Trotman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jake Kean.

84mins

Nicky Adams produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

83mins

Unfair challenge on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro by Jamie McCombe results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Nicky Adams, clearance made by Gary Naysmith.

83mins

Gary Roberts takes a shot. Save made by Jake Kean.

82mins

Foul by Tommy Miller on Gary Jones, free kick awarded. Gary Jones takes the free kick.

81mins

Foul by Andrew Tutte on Lee Novak, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary Roberts, clearance made by Andrew Tutte.

78mins

Corner taken by Nicky Adams, clearance by Peter Clarke.

76mins

Shot from close range by Lee Novak misses to the right of the goal.

75mins

Ashley Grimes concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Clarke. Joe Thompson replaces Jason Kennedy. Free kick taken by Peter Clarke.

73mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts, Jason Kennedy manages to make a clearance.

72mins

Oscar Gobern takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.

72mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Arfield by Andrew Tutte. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.

71mins

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

69mins

Goal scored by Daniel Ward from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-2 Huddersfield.The assist for the goal came from Lee Novak.

67mins

Nicky Adams takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Lee Novak makes a clearance.

65mins

Gary Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Darby. Free kick taken by Jake Kean.

64mins

Unfair challenge on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro by Jamie McCombe results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Tutte.

63mins

Daniel Ward has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

58mins

Daniel Ward comes on in place of Donal McDermott.

57mins

Joe Widdowson concedes a free kick for a foul on Donal McDermott. Gary Roberts delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Jake Kean makes a save.

56mins

Gary Roberts takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.

56mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicky Adams. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

52mins

Nicky Adams concedes a free kick for a foul on Donal McDermott. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Gary Roberts, Neal Trotman makes a clearance.

47mins

Outswinging corner taken by Gary Roberts, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro makes a clearance.

47mins

Donal McDermott takes a shot. Marcus Holness gets a block in.

45mins

Shot from just outside the box by Ashley Grimes misses to the right of the target.

44mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Oscar Gobern on Nicky Adams. Stephen Darby restarts play with the free kick.

43mins

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-1 Huddersfield.

39mins

The ball is delivered by Gary Roberts.

36mins

Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the right by-line, Marcus Holness manages to make a clearance.

35mins

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Clarke.

34mins

Oscar Gobern booked for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Gary Jones by Oscar Gobern results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marcus Holness. Lee Novak takes a shot. Blocked by Neal Trotman.

32mins

The offside flag is raised against Nicky Adams. Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

32mins

Tommy Miller challenges Nicky Adams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Widdowson.

29mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Oscar Gobern goes wide right of the target.

28mins

Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the left by-line, clearance made by Marcus Holness.

28mins

Gary Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Miller. Direct free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

25mins

Scott Arfield challenges Jason Kennedy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Kean takes the direct free kick.

24mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nicky Adams. Ian Bennett takes the indirect free kick.

22mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts played to the near post, Stephen Darby manages to make a clearance.

20mins

Ashley Grimes fouled by Oscar Gobern, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Adams restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

Jack Hunt fouled by Joe Widdowson, the ref awards a free kick. A cross is delivered by Gary Roberts, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Oscar Gobern misses to the right of the target.

18mins

Gary Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Arfield. Direct free kick taken by Peter Clarke.

15mins

Lee Novak finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 0-1 Huddersfield.Assist on the goal came from Scott Arfield.

14mins

Oscar Gobern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Tutte. Direct free kick taken by Jason Kennedy.

13mins

Gary Roberts fouled by Neal Trotman, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Roberts.

11mins

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot.

11mins

Gary Naysmith is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Darby.

11mins

Joe Widdowson concedes a free kick for a foul on Donal McDermott. Free kick taken by Jack Hunt.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Novak on Nicky Adams. Jake Kean takes the free kick.

8mins

Nicky Adams has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

6mins

Gary Roberts takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.

6mins

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Blocked by Oscar Gobern.

4mins

Foul by Tommy Miller on Ashley Grimes, free kick awarded. Nicky Adams restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Eyre to keep faith Rochdale manager Steve Eyre is expected to name the same starting line-up for his side's opening home game against Huddersfield. Eyre has no new injury or suspension problems and has hinted at rewarding the 11 who started in the midweek Carling Cup win over Chesterfield. Summer signing Ashley Grimes clinched Dale a 3-2 win in extra-time against the newly-promoted Spireites as Eyre made only one substitution throughout the 120 minutes, with Joe Thompson replacing Jason Kennedy in midfield. Dale's summer signings, goalkeeper David Lucas, defenders Stephen Darby and Neal Trotman and midfielder Grimes, who scored twice on Tuesday night, should all retain their places while Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro will start up front following the sale of Chris O'Grady to Sheffield Wednesday. Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes will return to contention. Rhodes, the Terriers' leading goalscorer last season, missed the midweek Carling Cup win at Port Vale as he was on international duty for Scotland Under-21s. Manager Lee Clark must decide whether to recall Rhodes to his starting line-up as fellow forward Lee Novak struck a double on Tuesday night. Clark will be without summer signing Anton Robinson again. The midfielder sustained a hamstring injury during his debut against Bury last week and missed the Carling Cup clash. Fellow midfielder Damien Johnson came through a behind-closed-doors friendly this week in his first 90 minutes since damaging cruciate knee ligaments in December last year, but is not ready to return. Goalkeeper Alex Smithies remains sidelined following knee surgery, so Ian Bennett will continue in goal, but otherwise Clark has a full-strength squad to choose from.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Eyre

Rochdale

Formation: 451Manager: Lee Clark

Huddersfield

  • Jake Kean
  • Stephen Darby
  • Neal Trotman
  • Marcus Holness
  • Joe Widdowson
  • Nicky Adams
  • Gary Jones
  • Jason Kennedy
  • Andrew Tutte
  • Ashley Grimes
  • Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro
  • SUBS
  • David Lucas
  • Marc Twaddle
  • Joe Thompson
  • Paul Marshall
  • Jordan Fagbola

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Match Report

Town denied by late Grimes leveller Huddersfield are still waiting for their first win of the season after conceding an 88th minute equaliser to draw 2-2 at Rochdale. Town looked poised to pick up three points following their disappointing home draw against Bury on the opening day but Ashley Grimes' late finish left them deflated come the final whistle. The visitors had completely bossed the first half and capitalised on the hosts' habit of conceding early goals when Lee Novak linked up well with Scott Arfield before rifling a low drive past Jake Kean. Both Arfield and Novak had shots cleared off the line as the Terriers pushed for a second, but the hosts levelled just before the break courtesy of Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's volley. Kean kept out a stinging shot from Gary Roberts early in the second period but the hosts fell behind again after 69 minutes when Novak drilled a low cross into the six-yard box and substitute Danny Ward stole in ahead of Joe Widdowson to clip the ball into the net. Kean pushed a long-range effort from Oscar Gobern over the bar as Town tried to wrap up the result - but Grimes' late strike ensured more frustration for Terriers boss Lee Clark.

Form Guide

    L
  • Rochdale
  • VS
  • Huddersfield
  • D

Last Meetings

  • Huddersfield
  • 2 - 1
  • Rochdale
  • 08/03/2011
  • Rochdale
  • 3 - 0
  • Huddersfield
  • 28/09/2010
  • Huddersfield
  • 5 - 0
  • Rochdale
  • 23/02/1974
  • Rochdale
  • 1 - 1
  • Huddersfield
  • 06/10/1973

Top Scorers

Rochdale

    Huddersfield

    • G Roberts 1

    Goals

    Rochdale

      • Total goals 2
      • Goals per game 0
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

    Huddersfield

      • Total goals 3
      • Goals per game 1
    • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

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