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  • Date:17 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Spotland Stadium
  • Attendance:2,692
Goal!

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94:51 +4.51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Ehmer by Jason Kennedy. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

93:30 +3.30

Andrew Tutte is brought on as a substitute for Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

92:12 +2.12

Shot from just outside the area by Edward Upson misses to the right of the target.

89:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Williams by Harry Bunn. Harry Bunn receives a yellow card. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.

86:38

Unfair challenge on Max Ehmer by Ashley Grimes results in a free kick. Jonathan Obika leaves the field to be replaced by Alan O'Brien. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

85:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Jordan on Jonathan Obika. Gavin Williams crosses the ball, Paul Huntington takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Edwards.

82:23

Gary Jones delivers the ball.

80:40

Jason Kennedy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Williams. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.

79:49

Nicky Adams takes the inswinging corner, Max Ehmer manages to make a clearance.

77:49

Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the right by-line. Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the right by-line.

75:58

Kerrea Gilbert challenges Joe Widdowson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Kerrea Gilbert a red card. Nicky Adams takes the free kick.

74:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dominic Blizzard on Harry Bunn. Nicky Adams delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Paul Huntington makes a clearance.

71:11

Shot from just outside the area by Dominic Blizzard goes over the bar.

70:11

David Ball goes off and Ashley Grimes comes on.

69:52

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

69:43

The ball is delivered by Nicky Adams, Paul Huntington manages to make a clearance.

68:19

Nicky Adams fouled by Kerrea Gilbert, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Jordan.

66:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Williams by Dean Holden. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gavin Williams from left channel.

66:13

(Yeovil) makes a substitution, with Andrew Williams coming on for Gavin Massey.

65:18

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams, clearance by Kerrea Gilbert.

64:09

Paul Huntington challenges Harry Bunn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Adams produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Rene Gilmartin gets a block in.

62:25

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jonathan Obika. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Edwards.

61:37

Harry Bunn takes a shot.

61:22

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Save made by Rene Gilmartin.

59:56

Gavin Massey is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Jordan.

58:33

Gavin Williams joins the action as a substitute, replacing Conor Clifford.

57:00

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Rene Gilmartin makes a save.

56:16

Foul by Paul Huntington on Harry Bunn, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Adams.

53:24

Gary Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Huntington.

51:35

The ball is swung over by Nicky Adams, clearance made by Paul Huntington.

50:28

Close range effort by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro goes wide of the left-hand upright.

50:14

Harry Bunn takes a shot. Blocked by Rene Gilmartin.

49:46

Dominic Blizzard takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Widdowson.

46:11

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams, save made by Rene Gilmartin.

43:46

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro on Paul Wotton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

43:30

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Adams.

43:19

Centre by Nicky Adams, Edward Upson manages to make a clearance.

42:35

Gary Jones produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

41:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kerrea Gilbert on Harry Bunn. Kerrea Gilbert goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Nicky Adams.

40:32

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rene Gilmartin takes the indirect free kick.

39:02

The referee blows for offside against Joe Widdowson. Indirect free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

38:25

Joe Widdowson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Kerrea Gilbert makes a clearance.

36:09

Outswinging corner taken by Edward Upson, Gary Jones manages to make a clearance.

34:54

Corner taken short by Edward Upson.

34:39

The ball is delivered by Kerrea Gilbert, clearance by Stephen Jordan.

32:57

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro fouled by Kerrea Gilbert, the ref awards a free kick. David Ball takes the free kick.

29:25

Joe Widdowson takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Dominic Blizzard.

28:34

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot.

26:31

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro on Dominic Blizzard, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Luke Ayling.

25:11

Shot from just outside the box by Gavin Massey goes over the bar.

22:59

The official flags Harry Bunn offside. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

22:11

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro challenges Kerrea Gilbert unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rene Gilmartin takes the direct free kick.

20:19

Shot by Luke Ayling from outside the box goes over the net.

18:29

Paul Wotton concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Bunn. Harry Bunn restarts play with the free kick.

17:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Luke Ayling. Direct free kick taken by Joe Widdowson.

16:01

Close range headed effort by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro misses to the right of the goal.

14:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kerrea Gilbert by Joe Widdowson. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

13:18

Conor Clifford has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

12:53

Effort from 25 yards by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

10:54

Floated corner taken from the left by-line by Joe Widdowson.

10:34

Nicky Adams takes a shot. Max Ehmer gets a block in.

10:13

Centre by Joe Widdowson.

9:11

The referee blows for offside. Rene Gilmartin takes the indirect free kick.

7:25

Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Save made by Rene Gilmartin.

6:32

Foul by Jonathan Obika on Gary Jones, free kick awarded. Stephen Jordan takes the direct free kick.

4:44

Conor Clifford takes a shot. Matthew Edwards gets a block in.

3:59

Edward Upson has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

3:13

Edward Upson challenges Gary Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Jones.

2:06

The ball is sent over by Nicky Adams, Close range strike by Joe Widdowson goes over the bar.

Match Preview

Lucas looking unlikely for Dale Rochdale goalkeeper David Lucas is a major doubt ahead of the clash with fellow npower League One strugglers Yeovil. Lucas was knocked unconscious following a sickening collision with Sheffield United defender Neill Collins in last weekend`s defeat at Bramall Lane. The incident caused Lucas to swallow his tongue and he credited United striker Richard Cresswell with saving his life by placing him in the recovery position before 10 minutes of treatment was administered on the pitch. The 34-year-old was taken to hospital with concussion but travelled back across the Pennines with the rest of the Rochdale squad later in the evening. Defender Marcus Holness missed the 3-0 loss with a groin strain and remains an injury doubt. Midfielders Joe Thompson (thigh) and Simon Hackney (abdominal) are long-term absentees, alongside Scottish defender Marc Twaddle (back). Yeovil will be without the suspended Bondz N'Gala for the trip. The centre-back was given his marching orders after picking up two yellow cards in the 2-0 home defeat to non-League Fleetwood in an FA Cup second-round replay on Tuesday night and serves a one-match ban. However, manager Terry Skiverton hopes to have midfielder Dominic Blizzard back in his matchday squad. Blizzard missed the Fleetwood match with a groin injury but is expected to return to contention. Meanwhile, on-loan Watford pair Rene Gilmartin and Gavin Massey are eligible to play at Spotland. The goalkeeper and striker were both prevented from playing in the FA Cup by their parent club in midweek.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Eyre

Rochdale

Formation: 41212Manager: Terry Skiverton

Yeovil

  • Matthew Edwards
  • Dean Holden
  • Stephen Jordan
  • Marcus Holness
  • Joe Widdowson
  • Nicky Adams
  • Gary Jones
  • Jason Kennedy
  • Harry Bunn
  • Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro
  • David Ball
  • SUBS
  • Danny Taberner
  • Stephen Darby
  • Brian Barry-Murphy
  • Ashley Grimes
  • Andrew Tutte

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Match Report

Great Gilmartin gets Glovers point Yeovil goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin kept Rochdale at bay with a second half wonder show - despite dislocating his finger - as it finished goalless at Spotland. Gilmartin pulled off a string of fine stops in a one-sided contest to frustrate Steve Eyre's team and give the Glovers a three-point cushion over their fellow League One strugglers. Dale were on top during the first half and went within a whisker of scoring when Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro sent a spectacular volley crashing against the crossbar. Akpa Akpro was denied again when he met Nicky Adams' cross at the near post as Gavin Massey blocked his effort on the line. Yeovil's best opening of the first half was created by on-loan Tottenham winger Jonathan Obika. He raced clear down the left flank and pulled the ball back for Conor Clifford who had time to pick his spot but was unable to beat keeper Matt Edwards from the edge of the area. Gilmartin dislocated a finger just after the break but played on through the pain barrier to deny Harry Bunn and Akpa Akpro, whose 61st-minute shot he pushed onto a post. The goalkeeper later pushed an Adams' free kick wide of the upright. Gilmartin's best save came immediately after Kerrea Gilbert had been sent off for a dreadful challenge on Joe Widdowson in the 77th minute. From the resulting free-kick, Adams' delivery was headed goalwards by Bunn but the keeper brilliantly pushed his effort over the crossbar.

Form Guide

    DLLWLL
  • Rochdale
  • VS
  • Yeovil
  • DLDDWW

Last Meetings

  • Yeovil
  • 0 - 1
  • Rochdale
  • 22/01/2011
  • Rochdale
  • 0 - 1
  • Yeovil
  • 09/10/2010

Top Scorers

Rochdale

  • A Grimes 5
  • G Jones 3
  • D Ball 3
  • M Holness 3
  • J Akpa Akpro 2
  • N Adams 2
  • B Barry-Murphy 1
  • J Kennedy 1
  • N Eccleston 1

Yeovil

  • K Agard 4
  • E Upson 3
  • G Massey 3
  • B N'Gala 2
  • A Williams 2
  • G Williams 1
  • S MacLean 1
  • D Blizzard 1
  • A Edgar 1

Goals

Rochdale

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 22
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Yeovil

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 22
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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