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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

93mins

Brian Barry-Murphy decides to take the corner short.

92mins

Corner taken short by Brian Barry-Murphy.

90mins

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

89mins

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.

88mins

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

85mins

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

84mins

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

84mins

Jason Kennedy comes on in place of Ashley Grimes.

82mins

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.

80mins

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.

79mins

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

79mins

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.

78mins

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

77mins

Scott Donnelly takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.

76mins

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.

73mins

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

72mins

Elliot Benyon replaces Stuart Lewis.

66mins

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.

65mins

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro on for Joe Thompson.

61mins

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

60mins

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.

59mins

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

58mins

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

57mins

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.

56mins

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.

55mins

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

54mins

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

53mins

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

52mins

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.

51mins

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

50mins

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

50mins

David Ball takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

49mins

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

45mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Scott Donnelly.

45mins

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

43mins

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

42mins

Nicky Adams produces a cross.

41mins

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

39mins

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

38mins

Joe Thompson produces a cross.

36mins

Gary Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Stuart Lewis.

34mins

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

33mins

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

32mins

Scott Donnelly takes a inswinging corner.

31mins

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.

30mins

The ball is delivered by Andrew Tutte.

29mins

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

28mins

The ball is sent over by Joel Grant.

27mins

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

26mins

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

26mins

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

25mins

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

23mins

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

22mins

Scott Donnelly takes a corner.

21mins

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.

20mins

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

19mins

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

18mins

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

18mins

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

17mins

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

16mins

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

15mins

Joe Thompson takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

11mins

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

10mins

Nicky Adams decides to take a short corner.

10mins

David Ball takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Johnson.

6mins

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

6mins

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

5mins

The ball is crossed by Stephen Darby.

3mins

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

1mins

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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