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  • Date:26 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Banks's Stadium
  • Attendance:3,830
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:33 +1.33

Scott Wiseman fouled by Julian Gray, the ref awards a free kick. Owen Fon Williams takes the free kick.

90:32 +0.32

Darren Byfield fouled by Brian Barry-Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Marshall.

89:26

The ball is sent over by Tom Williams.

88:34

The ball is swung over by Jamie Paterson, clearance made by Marcus Holness.

87:24

Alex Nicholls goes off and Paul Marshall comes on.

85:07

Joe Widdowson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Paterson. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.

83:37

Corner taken by Richard Taundry from the left by-line, Andy Butler has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

83:27

The ball is sent over by Julian Gray, clearance by Marcus Holness.

81:08

Jason Kennedy leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Dickinson.

80:38

The ball is sent over by Tom Williams, clearance made by Craig Dawson.

77:38

Gary Jones takes a shot.

76:09

Inswinging corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy, Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Save by Jimmy Walker.

75:58

Joe Widdowson takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Richards.

75:17

Will Atkinson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicky Adams.

74:02

(Walsall) makes a substitution, with Darren Byfield coming on for Jason Price. Richard Taundry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Jones. Owen Fon Williams takes the free kick.

73:13

The ball is sent over by Aaron Lescott, clearance by Marcus Holness.

71:25

The ball is sent over by Gary Jones.

71:02

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from the right by-line, clearance by Oliver Lancashire.

70:48

Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Aaron Lescott makes a clearance.

70:03

Gary Jones takes a shot. Jimmy Walker makes a save.

66:45

Matthew Richards takes the inswinging corner, Andy Butler produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

65:10

Centre by Gary Jones, Headed effort on goal by Matt Done from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

64:28

Joe Widdowson challenges Alex Nicholls unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Richards takes the free kick.

63:15

The ball is crossed by Nicky Adams, free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Lescott on Nicky Adams. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Adams.

62:32

Nicky Adams challenges Aaron Lescott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

61:26

Jamie Paterson replaces William Grigg.

59:38

Craig Dawson challenges Jason Price unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Williams takes the direct free kick.

55:58

Foul by Matt Done on Matthew Richards, free kick awarded. Jimmy Walker takes the direct free kick.

55:50

The ball is sent over by Nicky Adams, clearance made by Matthew Richards.

53:28

Corner from the right by-line taken by Brian Barry-Murphy, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oliver Lancashire by Craig Dawson. Free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

53:10

Matt Done takes a shot. Clearance made by Tom Williams.

51:44

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Marcus Holness goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

49:17

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the left by-line, Tom Williams manages to make a clearance.

48:41

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

48:00

A cross is delivered by Richard Taundry, Owen Fon Williams makes a save.

46:53

Centre by Alex Nicholls.

45:44 +0.44

Matthew Richards produces a cross.

44:47

Unfair challenge on Julian Gray by Marcus Holness results in a free kick. Matthew Richards takes the free kick.

44:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris O'Grady on Oliver Lancashire. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

43:46

Jason Price is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Marcus Holness takes the indirect free kick.

43:20

William Grigg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Holness. Free kick taken by Owen Fon Williams.

38:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Butler on Marcus Holness. Owen Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

36:15

Unfair challenge on Jason Kennedy by Tom Williams results in a free kick. Craig Dawson takes the free kick.

36:04

Julian Gray crosses the ball, Craig Dawson makes a clearance.

34:18

Effort on goal by William Grigg from just inside the area clears the bar.

34:08

A cross is delivered by Tom Williams, Marcus Holness makes a clearance.

31:19

A cross is delivered by Julian Gray, Marcus Holness manages to make a clearance.

29:19

Jason Kennedy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Price. Indirect free kick taken by Oliver Lancashire.

27:35

Brian Barry-Murphy fouled by Jason Price, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Holness.

26:44

Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Andy Butler gets a block in.

26:10

Richard Taundry crosses the ball, Scott Wiseman manages to make a clearance.

23:43

Richard Taundry takes the inswinging corner, Effort from 20 yards by Alex Nicholls. Owen Fon Williams makes a save.

22:53

Effort from just outside the area by Jason Price goes over the target.

20:14

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams.

19:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Barry-Murphy by Richard Taundry. Free kick taken by Marcus Holness.

18:26

The ball is crossed by Tom Williams.

16:08

The ball is sent over by William Grigg, clearance by Joe Widdowson.

14:58

Gary Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on William Grigg. Free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

12:40

Gary Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Taundry. Free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

12:26

A cross is delivered by Tom Williams, Owen Fon Williams makes a save.

11:25

Matt Done takes a shot. Save by Jimmy Walker.

6:10

The ball is swung over by Nicky Adams.

5:05

Corner taken by Richard Taundry from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Scott Wiseman.

4:55

The ball is crossed by Aaron Lescott, Scott Wiseman manages to make a clearance.

3:25

A cross is delivered by Joe Widdowson.

1:42

The ball is sent over by Tom Williams, Craig Dawson makes a clearance.

1:04

Short corner worked by Richard Taundry.

Match Preview

Saddlers hampered by Gill absence Walsall will be forced to make at least one change for the visit of Rochdale following Matt Gill`s return to parent club Norwich. The on-loan central midfielder saw his month-long stay at the Banks`s Stadium come to an end with last weekend`s 2-0 defeat at Colchester. That means manager Dean Smith has a decision to make as to who fills the void, with Richard Taundry favourite to move inside from the right and forward Alex Nicholls revert back out wide. Fit-again Jason Price, who returned to the bench against Colchester after a sore Achilles, would in turn come in to take his place alongside Jon Macken in attack. Darren Byfield has resumed full training after five months out with a knee injury, although this weekend is likely to come too soon for the seasoned striker. Next Saturday`s trip to Swindon is a more realistic date for his involvement. Rochdale manager Keith Hill has no major concerns ahead of the game. Midfielder Brian Barry-Murphy sustained a cut above his eye in the recent home victory over Sheffield Wednesday and was replaced after just 11 minutes by Matty Done. He looks certain to be available but Done, who had a hand in both goals in a highly impressive performance, is pushing hard for a starting berth. Hill has no other injury or suspension concerns as his men seek to further enhance their play-off credentials against the struggling Saddlers. The victory over the Owls, which maintained their play-off push, was Rochdale's last match after their home clash with Southampton last weekend was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Spotland.

Formation:442Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

Formation: 4141Manager: Keith Hill

Rochdale

  • Jimmy Walker
  • Aaron Lescott
  • Oliver Lancashire
  • Andy Butler
  • Tom Williams
  • Alex Nicholls
  • Richard Taundry
  • Matthew Richards
  • Julian Gray
  • William Grigg
  • Jason Price
  • SUBS
  • David Bevan
  • Darryl Westlake
  • Clayton McDonald
  • Emmanuele Smith
  • Darren Byfield
  • Paul Marshall
  • Jamie Paterson

Home

Away

Match Report

Saddlers and Dale in stalemate Rochdale extended their unbeaten run to 10 games and damaged Walsall's hopes of avoiding relegation in a goalless draw at the Banks's Stadium. The Saddlers dominated the first half but missed injured striker Jon Macken and looked lightweight in front of goal. Alex Nicholls sent a volley straight into the hands of Dale keeper Owain Fon Williams in the 25th minute, while teenage striker Will Grigg skied a simple chance high over the bar when Nicholls had teed him up near the penalty spot. Rochdale improved in the second half and could have nicked the extra points on the break, Matty Done sending a diving header wide from a perfect cross by Gary Jones. Saddlers `keeper James Walker also made a fine 70th-minute save to deny Jones before he again did well to block a header from Jason Kennedy. With seven minutes left Aaron Lescott had a fierce drive deflected over the bar, but as time ran out both sides settled for a point.

Form Guide

    WDWLWL
  • Walsall
  • VS
  • Rochdale
  • DWDDWW

Last Meetings

  • Rochdale
  • 3 - 2
  • Walsall
  • 11/09/2010
  • Rochdale
  • 0 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 01/01/1974
  • Walsall
  • 0 - 0
  • Rochdale
  • 01/09/1973
  • Walsall
  • 0 - 2
  • Rochdale
  • 04/11/1972
  • Rochdale
  • 2 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 25/09/1972
  • Rochdale
  • 0 - 0
  • Walsall
  • 15/04/1972

Top Scorers

Walsall

  • J Gray 7
  • M Richards 7
  • A Nicholls 5
  • J Macken 4
  • A Butler 2
  • W Grigg 2
  • J Price 1
  • A Lescott 1
  • D Byfield 1
  • P Marshall 1
  • E Smith 1
  • D Westlake 1

Rochdale

  • C O'Grady 8
  • G Jones 7
  • C Dawson 4
  • J Kennedy 3
  • J Akpa Akpro 3
  • M Done 3
  • J Thompson 1

Goals

Walsall

    • Total goals 96
    • Goals per game 39
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Rochdale

    • Total goals 99
    • Goals per game 42
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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