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  • Date:01 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Spotland Stadium
  • Attendance:2,266
  • Grimes (20)
    Grimes (65)
  • Donnelly (5)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:18 +2.18

Brian Barry-Murphy decides to take the corner short.

91:43 +1.43

Corner taken short by Brian Barry-Murphy.

89:48

Unfair challenge on Martin Rowlands by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro results in a free kick. Martin Rowlands takes the free kick.

88:20

Gareth Ainsworth fouled by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Donnelly crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Pim Balkestein makes a clearance.

87:12

Gary Jones takes a shot. Nikki Bull makes a save.

84:31

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

84:00

The referee blows for offside. Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.

83:04

Jason Kennedy comes on in place of Ashley Grimes.

81:27

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.

79:58

Foul by Neal Trotman on Kadeem Harris, free kick awarded. The referee books Neal Trotman for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Scott Donnelly, save made by Jake Kean.

78:42

Corner taken left-footed by Scott Donnelly, Stephen Darby manages to make a clearance.

78:23

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.

77:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pim Balkestein on Gareth Ainsworth. Free kick crossed by Scott Donnelly, clearance made by Pim Balkestein.

76:59

Scott Donnelly takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.

75:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Beavon on Andrew Tutte. Brian Barry-Murphy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicky Adams. Jake Kean takes the indirect free kick.

72:39

Stuart Beavon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neal Trotman. Free kick taken by Jake Kean.

71:20

Elliot Benyon replaces Stuart Lewis.

65:46

Ashley Grimes gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rochdale 2-1 Wycombe.Assist by Jake Kean.

64:53

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro on for Joe Thompson.

60:53

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the right by-line, Gareth Ainsworth manages to make a clearance.

59:59

Marvin McCoy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Adams. Booking for Marvin McCoy for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Adams from left wing, clearance by Leon Johnson.

58:32

Gareth Ainsworth is brought on as a substitute for Joel Grant.

57:33

Unfair challenge on Stuart Lewis by Andrew Tutte results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Leon Johnson.

56:25

Stuart Beavon fouled by Marcus Holness, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Donnelly crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

55:31

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the left by-line, Pim Balkestein has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

54:49

Corner from the right by-line taken by Nicky Adams, Stuart Beavon makes a clearance.

53:32

Foul by Andrew Tutte on Martin Rowlands, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James Tunnicliffe.

52:50

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

51:26

James Tunnicliffe challenges Andrew Tutte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Adams restarts play with the free kick, Gary Jones takes a shot.

50:01

Pim Balkestein gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Grant. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.

49:32

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Joel Grant.

49:18

David Ball takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

48:28

Andy Sandell leaves the field to be replaced by Marvin McCoy.

44:52

Corner from right by-line taken by Scott Donnelly.

44:33

Kadeem Harris takes a shot. Andrew Tutte gets a block in.

42:32

The referee blows for offside. James Tunnicliffe takes the indirect free kick.

41:26

Nicky Adams produces a cross.

40:15

Scott Donnelly produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

38:13

The referee blows for offside. Free kick crossed right-footed by James Tunnicliffe, Marcus Holness makes a clearance.

37:22

Joe Thompson produces a cross.

35:16

Gary Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Stuart Lewis.

33:54

David Ball produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

32:24

Danny Foster produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

31:38

Scott Donnelly takes a inswinging corner.

30:27

Neal Trotman concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Donnelly. Strike on goal comes in from Andy Sandell from the free kick, save by Jake Kean.

29:28

The ball is delivered by Andrew Tutte.

28:40

James Tunnicliffe concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Grimes. Nicky Adams takes the free kick.

27:29

The ball is sent over by Joel Grant.

26:13

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nicky Adams. Free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

25:49

Nicky Adams takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Danny Foster.

25:06

The referee blows for offside. Jake Kean takes the free kick.

24:18

Pim Balkestein has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

23:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Joel Grant. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Adams.

21:51

Scott Donnelly takes a corner.

20:19

Ashley Grimes finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-1 Wycombe.Assist by Nicky Adams.

19:35

Shot from 35 yards by Martin Rowlands went wide right of the target.

18:50

Ashley Grimes produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

17:43

Nicky Adams takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Danny Foster.

17:02

Corner taken by Scott Donnelly from the left by-line, save by Jake Kean.

16:23

Nicky Adams sends in a cross, save made by Nikki Bull.

15:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Beavon on Marcus Holness. Marcus Holness takes the direct free kick.

14:48

Joe Thompson takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

10:12

Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams from the right by-line, save made by Nikki Bull.

9:51

Nicky Adams decides to take a short corner.

9:40

David Ball takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Johnson.

5:53

Scott Donnelly scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 0-1 Wycombe.

5:02

Effort from inside the area by Nicky Adams misses to the left of the target.

4:58

The ball is crossed by Stephen Darby.

2:16

David Ball takes a shot. Nikki Bull makes a save.

0:59

The assistant referee flags for offside against Stuart Beavon. Jake Kean takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Dale's Hackney still sidelined Rochdale's summer signing Simon Hackney is the only absentee for the home game with Wycombe. The former Carlisle and Colchester winger has yet to appear for his latest club following his free transfer in June due to an abdominal muscle injury, but is hoping to return to training before the end of next week. Manager Steve Eyre is expected to stick with Jean Louis Akpa Akpro up front alongside David Ball as his side chase their first win in four matches. Akpa Akpro has recovered from his collision with Dale team-mate Ashley Grimes in last week's defeat at Notts County and despite a cut lip is likely to continue. Defender Stephen Darby, on loan from Liverpool, and midfielders Nicky Adams and Joe Thompson are pushing for recalls after making second-half appearances last weekend. Wycombe have no new problems ahead of the trip north. Defender Dave Winfield and striker Matt McClure remain the only injury absentees. Winfield will resume full training with the rest of the squad next week after more than a month out with knee and groin problems, while McClure is now off crutches as he steps up his recovery from a dislocated ankle. "Dave will be back next week. We are hoping he comes straight back into the group. He has worked hard to get fit," said Wanderers manager Gary Waddock. "It is another step forward for Matt but he has got a long way to go yet." Veteran midfielder Gareth Ainsworth and striker Stuart Beavon will be hoping to keep their places in the side after both marked recalls with a goal during the 4-3 home defeat to Preston in midweek. Kevin Betsy, Scott Rendell, Elliot Benyon, Marvin McCoy and Matt Bloomfield kept themselves ticking over with run-outs for the reserves on Wednesday and they will hope to be involved at Deepdale.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Eyre

Rochdale

Formation: 4411Manager: Gary Waddock

Wycombe

  • Jake Kean
  • Stephen Darby
  • Marcus Holness
  • Neal Trotman
  • Pim Balkestein
  • Joe Thompson
  • Andrew Tutte
  • Gary Jones
  • Nicky Adams
  • Ashley Grimes
  • David Ball
  • SUBS
  • David Lucas
  • Brian Barry-Murphy
  • Jason Kennedy
  • Marc Twaddle
  • Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro

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Match Report

Dale prevail in basement battle Ashley Grimes bagged a brace as Rochdale came from behind to win their League One basement battle 2-1 against Wycombe. The result lifted Dale out of the bottom four as they swapped placed with Gary Waddock's side, who lost for the second time in five days. Dale dominated from the off, Stephen Darby's crosses from the right posing all kinds of problems for the Wycombe defence. Chairboys skipper Nikki Bull pulling off a fine save to keep out David Ball's close-range header in the first few minutes. But for all Rochdale's threat going forward they looked vulnerable at the back and their defensive frailties were exposed in the sixth minute when Wycombe scored with their first attack. Scott Donnelly drifted through the midfield, exchanged passes with Stuart Beavon and carried the ball around Jake Kean before stabbing home from a tight angle. The hosts levelled in the 20th minute when Nicky Adams and Ball combined to set up Grimes and he fired past Bull from 10 yards. Ball went close when he struck a low drive across the face of Bull's goal, while the visitors tested Kean with a long-range free-kick from Andy Sandell. It was the home side who took the lead in the 66th minute with a route one goal. Kean's kick bounced over the heads of the Wycombe backline and Grimes was on to it quickly, lifting a finish over the stranded Bull and into the net.

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