Rochdale 2-1 Notts County

24 November 2009 09:55
Rochdale secured a narrow victory over Notts County to close the gap on League Two leaders Bournemouth to one point.Both teams hit the woodwork in the first half, while County's Graham Lee also had a header cleared off the line. [LNB]Ben Davies finally broke the deadlock for the visitors when he clipped in a low Craig Westcarr cross. [LNB]But Chris Dagnall levelled from the spot after he had been felled by Jamie Clapham and Chris O'Grady pounced on a defensive error to win it on half time. [LNB][LNB] [LNB][LNB] Notts County manager Hans Backe told BBC Radio Nottingham:[LNB]"We didn't start well but we we survived in a way the first 30 minutes and went one up. [LNB]"I didn't think it was possible to win penalties like that in this league and it's a clear back-pass from Jamie Clapham. At that time it became a rather even game. [LNB]"The way we responded in the second half was good, showing some character and we had two or three good chances to get the draw." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Tuesday, 24 November 2009[LNB] League Two[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Rochdale 2-1 Notts County R (HT 2-1) Dagnall (pen) 41 O'Grady 45+1 Davies 35 Rochdale 38 Heaton 02 Wiseman 04 Stanton 26 Dawson 28 Flynn 07 Kennedy 30 Buckley (Toner 86) 32 Atkinson (Higginbotham 73) 33 Taylor 09 Dagnall 19 O'Grady Substitutes 13 Taberner, 23 McArdle, 06 Toner, 24 Brown, 10 Spencer, 18 Higginbotham Notts County 23 Schmeichel 02 Moloney 05 Lee yellow card 17 Clapham 18 Hunt yellow card (Thompson 46) 10 Bishop 11 Davies 21 Jackson yellow card (Hawley 75) 19 Rodgers (Ritchie 60) 20 Westcarr 30 Akinbiyi Substitutes 01 Hoult, 04 Edwards, 06 Thompson, 03 Ritchie, 08 Ravenhill, 15 Hawley, 22 Facey Ref: MillerAtt: 2,779 ROCHDALE NOTTS COUNTY Possession Rochdale 48% Notts County 52% Attempts on target Rochdale 7 Notts County 9 Attempts off target Rochdale 9 Notts County 9 Corners Rochdale 13 Notts County 8 Fouls Rochdale 8 Notts County 9 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:04 The referee blows for the end of the match. 90:00+3:30 Chris O'Grady gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brendan Moloney. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick. 90:00+1:33 Ade Akinbiyi takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton. 89:34 Corner taken right-footed by Craig Westcarr, clearance made by Matthew Flynn. 89:19 Brendan Moloney takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Flynn. 87:21 Karl Hawley takes a shot. Tom Heaton makes a save. 86:06 Foul by Ciaran Toner on Matt Ritchie, free kick awarded. John Thompson takes the free kick. 85:22 Substitution Ciaran Toner joins the action as a substitute, replacing William Buckley. 85:07 Effort on goal by Matt Ritchie from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target. 84:08 Craig Westcarr fouled by William Buckley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Westcarr. 82:39 Foul by Craig Westcarr on Jason Taylor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton. 79:46 Shot from just outside the area by Ben Davies misses to the right of the target. 79:06 Outswinging corner taken by Craig Westcarr from the right by-line, Ben Davies takes a shot. Craig Dawson gets a block in. 78:13 Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Blocked by John Thompson. 76:52 Jason Kennedy concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Ritchie. Ben Davies restarts play with the free kick. 75:24 Ben Davies takes the inswinging corner, Shot by Jamie Clapham from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal. 74:22 Substitution Karl Hawley is brought on as a substitute for Johnnie Jackson. 73:46 William Buckley takes a inswinging corner. 72:49 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by William Buckley from the left by-line to the near post. 72:49 Substitution Kallum Higginbotham is brought on as a substitute for Will Atkinson. 72:17 Corner taken right-footed by William Buckley, clearance by Graeme Lee. 72:06 Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Ben Davies gets a block in. 71:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnnie Jackson on Will Atkinson. William Buckley takes the direct free kick. 68:34 Corner taken by Ben Davies, clearance by Jason Kennedy. 68:00 Ben Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Dawson. Ben Davies takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Nathan Stanton. 66:27 Neal Bishop takes a shot. Johnnie Jackson gets a block in. 62:34 Overhead kick right-footed shot by Will Atkinson. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel. 62:12 Corner from the left by-line taken by William Buckley, clearance by Neal Bishop. 61:56 Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Blocked by Brendan Moloney. 61:18 Matt Ritchie produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal. 59:31 Substitution Matt Ritchie on for Luke Rodgers. 58:00 Foul by Neal Bishop on Chris O'Grady, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jason Kennedy. 54:26 Ade Akinbiyi is ruled offside. Scott Wiseman takes the direct free kick. 53:35 William Buckley produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target. 50:22 Foul by Chris Dagnall on Ben Davies, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Jamie Clapham from the free kick. 48:40 Corner from the right by-line taken by William Buckley, Headed effort on goal by Matthew Flynn from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target. 46:48 Neal Bishop fouled by Craig Dawson, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Davies takes the direct free kick. 45:01 The referee gets the second half started. 45:01 Substitution John Thompson comes on in place of Stephen Hunt. Half Time 45:00+3:23 The ref blows to end the first period. 45:00+2:57 Jason Kennedy takes a shot. 45:00+2:11 Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jason Kennedy, blocked by Brendan Moloney. 45:00+2:11 Booking Stephen Hunt goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. 45:00+1:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Stephen Hunt. 45:00+0:17 GOAL - Chris O'Grady:Rochdale 2 - 1 Notts County Chris O'Grady grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 2-1 Notts County. 43:44 Corner taken by William Buckley from the right by-line, clearance by Graeme Lee. 41:19 Ben Davies has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target. 40:14 GOAL - Chris Dagnall:Rochdale 1 - 1 Notts County Chris Dagnall scores a placed penalty. Rochdale 1-1 Notts County. 38:04 Unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Jamie Clapham results in a Penalty. 34:36 Craig Westcarr provided the assist for the goal. 34:36 GOAL - Ben Davies:Rochdale 0 - 1 Notts County Ben Davies gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rochdale 0-1 Notts County. 32:11 Headed effort from inside the area by Chris O'Grady misses to the left of the goal. 30:07 Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies, Graeme Lee takes a shot. Scott Wiseman gets a block in. 29:52 Ben Davies takes a shot. Jason Taylor gets a block in. 29:09 Corner taken by William Buckley played to the near post, Stephen Hunt makes a clearance. 28:25 Foul by Brendan Moloney on William Buckley, free kick awarded. Scott Wiseman takes the direct free kick. 26:14 William Buckley has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target. 22:35 Shot on goal by Chris O'Grady from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target. 22:20 Chris Dagnall takes a shot. 21:12 Handball decision goes against Chris O'Grady. Neal Bishop takes the direct free kick. 20:01 Shot from just outside the area by Chris O'Grady misses to the right of the target. 18:43 Craig Westcarr has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright. 16:20 Corner taken by Ben Davies played to the near post, clearance made by Jason Kennedy. 13:49 William Buckley produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. 13:49 Booking Graeme Lee is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. 13:22 Graeme Lee concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Dagnall. 12:10 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Davies, Neal Bishop takes a shot. 10:39 Ben Davies fouled by Chris O'Grady, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel. 10:13 Corner taken by William Buckley, Graeme Lee makes a clearance. 9:17 Free kick crossed right-footed by William Buckley from left channel. 9:17 Booking Johnnie Jackson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. 9:01 Johnnie Jackson challenges Jason Kennedy unfairly and gives away a free kick. 7:15 Corner from the left by-line taken by William Buckley, Brendan Moloney makes a clearance. 6:34 William Buckley takes a short corner. 6:19 Will Atkinson takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel. 6:02 Short corner taken by William Buckley. 5:41 William Buckley takes the inswinging corner, Brendan Moloney manages to make a clearance. 4:13 Unfair challenge on Will Atkinson by Johnnie Jackson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jason Kennedy. 2:46 Outswinging corner taken by Will Atkinson, Graeme Lee manages to make a clearance. 1:20 Ben Davies produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright. 0:42 Jason Kennedy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Davies. Ben Davies crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing. 0:00 The match has kicked off. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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