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  • Date:18 Aug 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Spotland Stadium
  • Attendance:2,558
Goal!

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91:33 +1.33

Dele Adebola takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

90:02 +0.02

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Lee Nicholls manages to make a clearance.

89:17

Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a clearance.

89:05

Chris Hackett is given a yellow card.

88:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Lillis by Clive Platt. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

84:13

Shot from just outside the box by Ray Putterill goes over the bar.

82:51

Kelvin Langmead takes a shot. Lee Nicholls manages to make a clearance.

81:41

Henoc Mukendi takes a shot. Chris Hackett fouled by Peter Cavanagh, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Harding delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Dele Adebola manages to make a clearance. Save by Lee Nicholls.

81:08

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Lee Nicholls makes a clearance.

80:11

Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a clearance.

79:34

Ryan Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on John Johnson. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

79:03

Unfair challenge on Dele Adebola by Kelvin Langmead results in a free kick. Kevin McIntyre takes the indirect free kick.

77:08

Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Corner taken by Peter Cavanagh from the right by-line played to the near post, Peter Cavanagh takes a shot. Lee Nicholls manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy from the right by-line, Effort on goal by Ashley Grimes from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

76:20

Handball by Dele Adebola. Indirect free kick taken by David Artell.

75:39

(Rochdale) makes a substitution, with Ray Putterill coming on for George Donnelly.

74:34

Matthew Pearson challenges Ben Harding unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

71:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Edwards on Clive Platt. Strike comes in from Ben Harding from the free kick. The assistant referee signals for offside against Henoc Mukendi. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

70:25

Unfair challenge on John Johnson by Jason Kennedy results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Harding from right wing. Ashley Grimes takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

66:55

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jason Kennedy. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Johnson by Phil Edwards. Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.

66:19

The referee books Phil Edwards for unsporting behaviour.

65:43

Henoc Mukendi is brought on as a substitute for Luke Guttridge.

65:21

Centre by Kevin McIntyre, clearance by Lee Nicholls.

64:12

Jason Kennedy concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Guttridge. David Artell takes the free kick.

61:28

Dele Adebola takes a shot. Blocked by Kelvin Langmead. Jason Kennedy takes the inswinging corner, Lee Nicholls manages to make a clearance.

60:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McIntyre by Luke Guttridge. Kevin McIntyre restarts play with the free kick.

59:28

Kevin McIntyre crosses the ball, clearance by Lee Nicholls.

58:50

Ben Tozer takes a shot. Clearance by Josh Lillis.

57:00

The referee blows for offside against Alex Nicholls. Phil Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

53:51

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Lee Nicholls makes a clearance.

51:26

Kevin McIntyre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls. Ben Harding crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Ryan Edwards. Corner taken left-footed by Chris Hackett, clearance made by Andrew Tutte. Corner from right by-line taken by Andrew Tutte.

50:28

Corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line to the near post, Kevin McIntyre manages to make a clearance.

49:09

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Dele Adebola goes wide right of the goal.

47:39

Corner taken by Chris Hackett, Kelvin Langmead takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

45:28 +0.28

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy, Effort from the edge of the box by Phil Edwards goes wide of the left-hand post.

44:38

Foul by Chris Hackett on Peter Cavanagh, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

43:36

Corner from left by-line taken by Jason Kennedy.

41:49

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Hackett, clearance by Ryan Edwards.

41:02

Corner taken by Ashley Grimes.

37:36

Centre by Kevin McIntyre, David Artell makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Andrew Tutte from the left by-line, clearance by Ben Tozer.

36:06

Corner taken by Chris Hackett played to the near post, clearance by Dele Adebola.

35:38

Effort from inside the penalty box by Ashley Grimes strikes the post.

33:37

Outswinging corner taken by Jason Kennedy from the right by-line, Clive Platt makes a clearance.

33:24

A cross is delivered by George Donnelly, clearance by John Johnson.

30:42

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kevin McIntyre.

30:14

George Donnelly crosses the ball, Ben Tozer manages to make a clearance.

27:07

Andrew Tutte delivers the ball, Lee Nicholls manages to make a clearance.

25:42

The ball is delivered by Kevin McIntyre, Ryan Edwards takes a shot. Clearance by Lee Nicholls.

24:55

Kevin McIntyre sends in a cross, clearance by Lee Nicholls.

24:31

The referee blows for offside against Clive Platt. Ryan Edwards takes the indirect free kick.

21:35

The ball is swung over by Chris Hackett, clearance made by Phil Edwards. Corner taken left-footed by Ben Harding from the right by-line, clearance by Josh Lillis.

20:44

The ball is delivered by Kevin McIntyre, Alex Nicholls manages to make a clearance.

20:23

Alex Nicholls is caught offside. Phil Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

16:32

Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Tutte to the near post, Lee Nicholls makes a clearance.

14:56

The assistant referee flags for offside against Clive Platt. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Pearson.

13:50

The assistant referee signals for offside against George Donnelly. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick.

12:17

Foul by Ashley Grimes on Luke Guttridge, free kick awarded. Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.

11:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Nicholls on Phil Edwards. Free kick taken by Jason Kennedy.

9:11

Ashley Grimes challenges Ben Tozer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

7:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Donnelly by Joe Widdowson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jason Kennedy, clearance by John Johnson.

6:01

Foul by Clive Platt on Phil Edwards, free kick awarded. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

5:14

Chris Hackett takes a shot. Clearance made by Lee Nicholls.

3:59

Chris Hackett takes a inswinging corner.

2:38

Alex Nicholls concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Edwards. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

0:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Johnson on Kevin McIntyre. Free kick crossed by Jason Kennedy, Lee Nicholls makes a clearance.

Match Preview

As you were for Dale John Coleman could name an unchanged side when Rochdale kick-off their npower League One campaign against Northampton. Coleman has a trio of injury problems among the Dale squad to occupy his thoughts, but none of them affect any of the starting XI that suffered a dramatic 4-3 extra-time defeat to Championship outfit Barnsley in the Capital One Cup last weekend. Highly-rated youth products Reece Gray and Luke Watson are set for extended periods on the sidelines due to a broken leg and medial knee ligament damage respectively. Goalkeeper Matt Edwards is out with a damaged wrist, leaving Josh Lillis to continue between the posts. New-look strike pairing George Donnelly and Dele Adebola made their competitive debuts for Rochdale against Keith Hill's Tykes and are among those poised for league bows when the Cobblers visit Spotland. Lee Nicholls will start in goal for Northampton. Nicholls, on loan from Wigan, has not been granted permission from his parent club to play in the Capital One Cup so teenager Dean Snedker made his debut in the first-round win over Cardiff on Tuesday night. However, Nicholls will replace the 17-year-old at Spotland. Another keeper, Shane Higgs (Achilles), is the only injury absentee for manager Aidy Boothroyd, who is excited about the goalkeeping talent currently at the club. "I'm thrilled with the goalkeeping situation, from being really concerned about it four weeks ago," said Boothroyd. "We've got a senior goalkeeper well on the way to fitness and he looks in great shape. "Lee has been impressive from the start - he's a terrific talent with a lot to offer. And we've got young Dean who's come into the team and shown every aspect you'd want from a goalkeeper. We'll keep his feet on the ground and he's here on a long contract so he can develop." Defenders David Artell and Joe Widdowson, strikers Clive Platt and Alex Nicholls and midfielder Chris Hackett all made their full debuts against Cardiff and are likely to keep their places. Fellow summer signing Ishmel Demontagnac will be hoping to make his Town bow after not making it off the bench in midweek.

Formation:4231Manager: John Coleman

Rochdale

Formation: 442Manager: Adrian Boothroyd

Northampton

  • Josh Lillis
  • Matthew Pearson
  • Ryan Edwards
  • Phil Edwards
  • Kevin McIntyre
  • Peter Cavanagh
  • Jason Kennedy
  • Andrew Tutte
  • George Donnelly
  • Ashley Grimes
  • Dele Adebola
  • SUBS
  • Joe Rafferty
  • Brian Barry-Murphy
  • Ray Putterill
  • Rhys Bennett
  • Craig Curran
  • Ian Craney
  • Benjamin Smith

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