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  • Date:17 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Prenton Park
  • Attendance:4,153
Goal!

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93:40 +3.40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Godwin Ababaka on Mark McChrystal. Paul Rachubka takes the direct free kick.

89:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Jason Kennedy. Martin Devaney delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Kevin Amankwaah manages to make a clearance.

87:32

Corner taken right-footed by Martin Devaney, Cole Stockton takes a shot. Save by Peter Kurucz. Centre by Cole Stockton, Lateef Elford-Alliyu has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

86:47

Effort on goal by Stephen Darby from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

86:26

Corner taken by Jason Kennedy, Lateef Elford-Alliyu makes a clearance.

85:50

Centre by Brett Ormerod.

84:57

Unfair challenge on Danny Holmes by Godwin Ababaka results in a free kick. Danny Holmes takes the direct free kick.

83:46

Cole Stockton is brought on as a substitute for Lucas Akins.

82:37

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Martin Devaney, Stephen Darby manages to make a clearance.

80:53

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

80:07

(Rochdale) makes a substitution, with Godwin Ababaka coming on for Daniel Bogdanovic.

78:31

Joss Labadie delivers the ball, Lateef Elford-Alliyu produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

78:12

Brett Ormerod challenges Robbie Weir unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brett Ormerod is cautioned. Booking for Robbie Weir for unsporting behaviour. Joss Labadie restarts play with the free kick.

76:51

Corner taken by Martin Devaney, Stephen Darby manages to make a clearance.

73:59

Foul by Brian Barry-Murphy on David Buchanan, free kick awarded. Brian Barry-Murphy receives a caution. Shot on goal comes in from Joss Labadie from the free kick, blocked by Jason Kennedy.

73:51

The ball is crossed by Martin Devaney, clearance made by Kevin Amankwaah.

72:01

Foul by Ash Taylor on Kevin Amankwaah, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.

71:08

Unfair challenge on Danny Holmes by Gary Jones results in a free kick. Ian Goodison leaves the field to be replaced by Joss Labadie. Danny Holmes takes the free kick.

70:11

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

70:00

The ball is sent over by Gary Jones.

69:21

Unfair challenge on Kevin Amankwaah by Lucas Akins results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Amankwaah.

66:15

John Welsh delivers the ball, clearance made by Dean Holden.

65:09

The ball is delivered by Lucas Akins, Kevin Amankwaah makes a clearance.

64:24

Daniel Bogdanovic challenges Ash Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

62:44

Martin Devaney crosses the ball, Stephen Jordan manages to make a clearance.

61:04

Martin Devaney fouled by Stephen Darby, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Welsh.

60:45

Centre by Lateef Elford-Alliyu, Dean Holden manages to make a clearance.

58:44

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from the right by-line, Ash Taylor makes a clearance.

57:52

Martin Devaney produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

56:30

Unfair challenge on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro by Mark McChrystal results in a free kick. Mark McChrystal is shown a yellow card. Stephen Jordan restarts play with the free kick.

55:54

Daniel Bogdanovic takes a shot. David Buchanan manages to make a clearance.

55:39

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.

54:54

Ian Goodison challenges Kevin Amankwaah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Kurucz takes the direct free kick.

54:19

John Welsh sends in a cross, Kevin Amankwaah makes a clearance.

53:52

Foul by Stephen Jordan on Lucas Akins, free kick awarded. John Welsh takes the direct free kick.

53:07

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

51:09

The ball is crossed by Lateef Elford-Alliyu, Shot from just outside the penalty box by Robbie Weir misses to the left of the target.

50:16

The ball is swung over by Danny Holmes, save made by Peter Kurucz.

48:55

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro booked. Danny Holmes takes the indirect free kick.

46:04 +1.04

Mark McChrystal produces a cross, save made by Peter Kurucz.

45:28 +0.28

Lucas Akins fouled by Stephen Jordan, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Holmes restarts play with the free kick.

44:44

Centre by Daniel Bogdanovic, save made by Paul Rachubka.

41:07

Shot from long range by Ash Taylor goes wide of the left-hand upright.

41:00

The ball is crossed by Danny Holmes, clearance made by Dean Holden.

40:09

Jason Kennedy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Devaney. Paul Rachubka takes the direct free kick.

39:53

Gary Jones delivers the ball, Ian Goodison manages to make a clearance.

38:26

Shot from outside the box by Brett Ormerod misses to the left of the target.

36:10

Shot from deep inside the area by Lateef Elford-Alliyu clears the bar.

35:02

The referee gives a free kick against Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro for handball. Danny Holmes restarts play with the free kick.

34:43

Danny Holmes fouled by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.

33:39

The ball is crossed by Lateef Elford-Alliyu, Dean Holden manages to make a clearance.

32:37

Robbie Weir produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

31:08

Robbie Weir has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

29:31

Foul by Brett Ormerod on Danny Holmes, free kick awarded. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.

28:46

The ball is crossed by John Welsh, save by Peter Kurucz.

28:19

Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Save made by Paul Rachubka.

27:26

Dean Holden fouled by Robbie Weir, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.

26:53

Foul by Daniel Bogdanovic on Robbie Weir, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mark McChrystal.

25:16

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro produces a cross, clearance by Mark McChrystal.

24:19

Gary Jones takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

24:01

Corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by David Buchanan.

23:31

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jason Kennedy, clearance made by Lucas Akins.

22:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brett Ormerod by Robbie Weir. Brian Barry-Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Lucas Akins makes a clearance.

21:45

Corner from right by-line taken by Martin Devaney.

20:06

Handball by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

19:49

Martin Devaney takes a shot. Peter Kurucz makes a save.

17:14

Stephen Jordan delivers the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Brett Ormerod goes over the bar.

16:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Barry-Murphy by Lucas Akins. Free kick taken by Kevin Amankwaah.

15:17

The ball is delivered by Ash Taylor, Lucas Akins takes a shot. Save by Peter Kurucz.

14:34

Daniel Bogdanovic challenges Martin Devaney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark McChrystal.

13:54

Stephen Jordan crosses the ball, Mark McChrystal makes a clearance.

12:54

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jason Kennedy, Ian Goodison makes a clearance.

11:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Holmes on Brett Ormerod. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the free kick.

9:49

Martin Devaney is caught offside. Peter Kurucz takes the free kick.

9:12

Robbie Weir takes a shot. Save by Peter Kurucz.

6:23

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Devaney from the right by-line, Stephen Darby makes a clearance.

5:40

Unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Gary Jones results in a free kick. Mark McChrystal takes the direct free kick.

5:28

John Welsh takes a shot. Save by Peter Kurucz.

3:35

Gary Jones takes a shot. Paul Rachubka makes a save.

2:32

Shot from just outside the area by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro misses to the left of the target.

2:00

Danny Holmes delivers the ball, clearance by Kevin Amankwaah.

Match Preview

Elford-Alliyu in Rovers picture Lateef Elford-Alliyu is poised to make his second Tranmere debut when Rochdale visit Prenton Park. The 19-year-old completed a one-month loan move from West Brom on Monday and will be hoping to add to the five goals he scored in 17 appearances during a spell with Rovers last season. Elford-Alliyu provides a welcome boost in attack for boss Les Parry, as Andy Robinson (knee) and Enoch Showunmi (leg) remain on the sidelines. Joss Labadie could be in line to start in midfield after shaking off a foot problem to make the substitutes' bench for the 2-1 weekend defeat at Yeovil. Rovers have only won once in their past 10 npower League One games, and midfielder Robbie Weir has urged his team-mates to chalk up a victory in order to avoid being sucked into the relegation battle that Rochdale are currently mired in. "We've got a game in hand and we must win that game," he told BBC Radio Merseyside. "If we don't, we are going to get sucked back down the league and it's something we don't want." Rochdale will be without suspended full-back Joe Widdowson for the re-arranged league encounter. Widdowson received his marching orders for two bookable offences in Saturday's 5-1 thumping at home to Stevenage and must serve a one-match ban. Caretaker boss Chris Beech is set to reshuffle his defence as a result, with Stephen Jordan poised to revert to left-back and Kevin Amankwaah potentially in line for a full debut on the opposite flank. On-loan Blackpool duo Brett Ormerod and Daniel Bogdanovic are set to continue in attack after David Ball returned to parent club Peterborough. Dale are currently in negotiations to bring the 22-year-old former Manchester City youngster back to Spotland for a third spell this season, but any renewed loan agreement is expected to be completed after Tuesday night's game at Prenton Park.

Formation:451Manager: Les Parry

Tranmere

Formation: 433Manager:

Rochdale

  • Paul Rachubka
  • Danny Holmes
  • Ian Goodison
  • Mark McChrystal
  • David Buchanan
  • Lateef Elford-Alliyu
  • Ash Taylor
  • John Welsh
  • Robbie Weir
  • Martin Devaney
  • Lucas Akins
  • SUBS
  • Andy Coughlin
  • Michael Kay
  • Joss Labadie
  • Max Power
  • Cole Stockton

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Match Report

No winner in enthralling contest Tranmere and Rochdale played out a goalless draw in a lively battle between two of npower League One's strugglers at Prenton Park. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro shaved the outside of a post for Dale in the third minute and, soon after, Gary Jones brought a good save from Paul Rachubka. At the other end, John Welsh and Robbie Weir tested Peter Kurucz with good efforts before the goalkeeper did well to block a close-range Lucas Akins header after 16 minutes. Opportunities became less frequent but loan signing Lateef Elford-Alliyu twice went close before the break for the Merseysiders. Tranmere showed more urgency after the restart, but Dale could have gone ahead in the 56th minute when Jason Kennedy saw his strike kicked off the line by David Buchanan. It was almost 1-0 for the home side on 77 minutes, but a Joss Labadie free-kick hit a post after deflecting off Kennedy. And, in the dying moments, Kurucz somehow blocked a goal-bound effort by substitute Cole Stockton.

Form Guide

    LLWLDL
  • Tranmere
  • VS
  • Rochdale
  • LDDDLL

Last Meetings

  • Tranmere
  • 1 - 1
  • Rochdale
  • 01/02/2011
  • Rochdale
  • 3 - 2
  • Tranmere
  • 01/01/2011
  • Tranmere
  • 1 - 1
  • Rochdale
  • 29/12/1973
  • Rochdale
  • 0 - 1
  • Tranmere
  • 08/09/1973
  • Tranmere
  • 0 - 1
  • Rochdale
  • 06/02/1973
  • Rochdale
  • 1 - 1
  • Tranmere
  • 09/09/1972

Top Scorers

Tranmere

  • R Weir 3
  • L Akins 3
  • J Baxter 3
  • M Tiryaki 3
  • J Labadie 3
  • A McGurk 2
  • A Taylor 2
  • I Goodison 1
  • M Devaney 1
  • J Welsh 1
  • A Robinson 1
  • E Showunmi 1
  • D Buchanan 1

Rochdale

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

Goals

Tranmere

    • Total goals 58
    • Goals per game 27
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Rochdale

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 24
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 10 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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