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  • Date:28 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Spotland Stadium
  • Attendance:2,326
  • Bencherif (44)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95:54 +5.54

The ball is sent over by Nicky Adams, Hamza Bencherif makes a clearance.

94:28 +4.28

Shot from outside the penalty box by Kevin Long goes wide right of the goal. Jonathan Forte is brought on as a substitute for Alan Judge.

94:22 +4.22

The ball is sent over by Joe Thompson, clearance made by Mike Edwards.

93:54 +3.54

Shot from 18 yards by Andrew Tutte. Stuart Nelson makes a save.

92:38 +2.38

Michael Symes has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

91:56 +1.56

Jeff Hughes challenges Jason Kennedy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Tutte takes the free kick.

90:15 +0.15

Shot by Andrew Tutte. Blocked by Jeff Hughes. Andrew Tutte takes a shot.

88:52

Red card for Lee Hughes. Foul by Lee Hughes on Peter Kurucz, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.

87:10

Nicky Adams sends in a cross, Mike Edwards makes a clearance.

82:55

Jason Kennedy concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Bishop. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

82:34

Gary Jones produces a drilled left-footed shot from 30 yards. Blocked by Hamza Bencherif.

80:37

Alan Judge takes the inswinging corner, save by Peter Kurucz.

78:45

Jason Kennedy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Harley. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

77:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hamza Bencherif on Jason Kennedy. Free kick taken by Stephen Darby.

77:27

Stuart Nelson is shown a yellow card for time wasting.

76:18

Lee Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Tutte. Kevin Long takes the direct free kick.

75:48

Unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Neal Bishop results in a free kick. Nicky Adams restarts play with the free kick.

74:33

Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Nelson.

74:06

Joe Thompson fouled by Jeff Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Adams delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

72:29

Shot by Jeff Hughes. Save by Peter Kurucz. Jon Harley takes the inswinging corner, Lee Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Kurucz. Peter Kurucz takes the direct free kick.

70:59

Lee Hughes takes a shot. Peter Kurucz makes a save.

70:00

Lee Hughes on for Ben Burgess.

67:22

Jason Kennedy fouled by Hamza Bencherif, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Adams crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Ben Burgess makes a clearance.

64:37

Nicky Adams takes the outswinging corner, Andrew Tutte replaces Brian Barry-Murphy. Save by Stuart Nelson.

63:52

Shot by Dean Holden. Comfortable save by Stuart Nelson.

63:33

Stephen Darby produces a cross, Neal Bishop makes a clearance.

61:38

Centre by Joe Thompson, Nicky Adams has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

60:27

Effort on goal by Neal Bishop from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

57:35

Jeff Hughes delivers the ball, save by Peter Kurucz.

55:25

Ashley Grimes leaves the field to be replaced by Joe Thompson.

54:46

Alan Judge takes a shot from a just insdie the penalty box and hits the post.

53:22

Ben Burgess is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the free kick.

51:13

The ball is swung over by Stephen Darby, comfortable save by Stuart Nelson.

50:13

Alan Judge takes a shot. Save made by Peter Kurucz.

47:27

Nicky Adams takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

45:45 +0.45

Stephen Darby challenges Jeff Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon Harley delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

45:25

The referee shows Jon Harley a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

45:09 +0.09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Widdowson by Alan Judge. Free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.

45:01

Mike Edwards comes on in place of Sam Sodje.

44:16

A cross is delivered by Julian Kelly, Hamza Bencherif finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Rochdale 0-1 Notts County.Assist by Julian Kelly.

43:01

Nicky Adams takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Sodje. Corner from the left by-line taken by Jason Kennedy, clearance by Sam Sodje.

42:17

Alan Judge has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

39:33

Foul by Alan Judge on Joe Widdowson, free kick awarded. Kevin Long takes the free kick.

38:31

Gary Jones takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.

37:52

Header on goal by Neal Bishop from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

35:43

Ben Burgess takes a shot. Save made by Peter Kurucz.

31:50

A cross is delivered by Nicky Adams, blocked by Hamza Bencherif.

29:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Adams on Sam Sodje. Gavin Mahon takes the free kick.

28:59

Gavin Mahon is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the free kick.

25:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Sodje on Nicky Adams. The referee shows Sam Sodje a yellow card. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy, clearance made by Neal Bishop.

25:15

Alan Judge has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Kevin Long gets a block in.

24:03

Alan Judge concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Widdowson. Direct free kick taken by Joe Widdowson.

19:19

Jason Kennedy concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Harley. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

18:44

Unfair challenge on Michael Symes by Sam Sodje results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Adams.

14:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Burgess on Kevin Long. Peter Kurucz takes the free kick.

11:53

Foul by Julian Kelly on Nicky Adams, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.

8:48

Corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy from the left by-line, Kevin Long takes a shot. Alan Judge produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

8:08

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

7:28

Stephen Darby fouled by Jon Harley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Kurucz. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Brian Barry-Murphy.

2:49

Unfair challenge on Kevin Long by Ben Burgess results in a free kick. Peter Kurucz takes the free kick.

Match Preview

No new injury concerns Rochdale boss John Coleman has no new injury worries for the visit of Notts County. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is set to remain on the sidelines after picking up a groin problem during his recovery from a hamstring injury. The striker may be the only blemish on John Coleman's squad, with centre-back Kevin Amankwaah expected to recover from a minor knock that forced him from the field in the closing stages of Saturday's 0-0 draw at Colchester. Dean Holdon replaced Amankwaah and is ready to deputise if needed, but the former Swindon man has formed an impressive pairing with on-loan Burnley defender Kevin Long in recent weeks, with Dale conceding just twice in five games under Coleman. Victory over Notts County would be a third consecutive triumph at Spotland for relegation-threatened Rochdale following successes against Bury and Bournemouth. Alan Sheehan is a doubt for Keith Curle's first away game as Notts County manager at Rochdale. Sheehan was a late withdrawal from the squad to face Chesterfield on Saturday after suffering an injury shortly before kick-off. The full-back is being monitored by the club's medical staff and a late decision will be made on his fitness. Jonathan Forte will be hoping to force his way back into the starting line-up after climbing off the bench to score the winning goal against Chesterfield. Fellow striker Ben Burgess, midfielders Gavin Mahon and Ishmel Demontagnac and defenders Damion Stewart and Sam Sodje will also be hoping for recalls at Spotland as Notts look to record three straight league wins for the first time this season.

Formation:433Manager: John Coleman

Rochdale

Formation: 433Manager: Keith Curle

Notts County

  • Peter Kurucz
  • Stephen Darby
  • Dean Holden
  • Kevin Long
  • Joe Widdowson
  • Jason Kennedy
  • Gary Jones
  • Brian Barry-Murphy
  • Nicky Adams
  • Michael Symes
  • Ashley Grimes
  • SUBS
  • David Lucas
  • Marcus Holness
  • Joe Thompson
  • Andrew Tutte
  • Stephen Jordan

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Match Report

Magpies march on Notts County made it three 1-0 wins from their three games under new boss Keith Curle with victory over lowly Rochdale at Spotland. Hamza Bencherif's goal at the end of the first half divided the teams, though the Magpies were good value for the win as they created the better openings and denied the hosts a sniff of a chance. The only blot on their copybook was the sending off of substitute Lee Hughes in the 90th minute for a studs-up challenge on Rochdale goalkeeper Peter Kurucz. They edged ahead at the end of a low key first half when Bencherif met Julian Kelly's cross with a powerful downward header. It was no more than the visitors deserved, for they carried far more threat going forward than the hosts in the opening 45 minutes. Alan Judge was close to an early opener after bursting through the hosts' rearguard in the opening minutes and the same player was frustrated later in the half when Dale defender Dean Holden blocked his goalbound effort. Rochdale's only effort of note in the first half fell to Gary Jones. Nicky Adams picked out his run into the area but the delivery forced him wide and the skipper was unable to squeeze the ball beyond Magpies keeper Stuart Nelson. Judge went close to a second when he ghosted between two Dale defenders and fired past Kurucz only to see his effort hit the foot of a post.

Form Guide

    LWLWDD
  • Rochdale
  • VS
  • Notts County
  • DWWLWW

Last Meetings

  • Notts County
  • 2 - 0
  • Rochdale
  • 24/09/2011
  • Notts County
  • 1 - 2
  • Rochdale
  • 05/04/2011
  • Rochdale
  • 1 - 0
  • Notts County
  • 15/03/2011
  • Rochdale
  • 4 - 1
  • Notts County
  • 10/02/1973
  • Notts County
  • 2 - 2
  • Rochdale
  • 16/09/1972
  • Rochdale
  • 1 - 1
  • Notts County
  • 16/10/1971

Top Scorers

Rochdale

  • A Grimes 7
  • G Jones 3
  • J Akpa Akpro 3
  • N Adams 3
  • M Holness 3
  • B Barry-Murphy 1
  • J Kennedy 1

Notts County

  • L Hughes 10
  • B Burgess 4
  • C Montano 4
  • S Sodje 3
  • J Hughes 3
  • K Pearce 3
  • N Bishop 2
  • A Judge 2
  • J Kelly 2
  • J Forte 1
  • H Bencherif 1

Goals

Rochdale

    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 29
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 10 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Notts County

    • Total goals 98
    • Goals per game 47
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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