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Preview: Rochdale (A)

11 August 2017

The Iron will be back in league action this Saturday, when they travel to the Crown Oil Arena to face Rochdale (kick-off 3.00pm).

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Rochdale away tickets now on sale

10 August 2017

It comes after being taken all the way to a penalty shoot-out in the Carabao Cup versus Notts County, which United won 6-5, after drawing 3-3 following extra-time.

Graham Alexander will be hoping his side can record their first three points of the season, following their opening day draw with AFC Wimbledon.

Meanwhile, the Dale will also be seeking their first league win, after they lost 2-0 away at Portsmouth.

TEAM NEWS…
In his pre-match interview, Alexander revealed three or four players were nursing slight knocks after Tuesday night.

Josh Morris went for an X-ray and is clear of any major injury after hobbling off just after half-time against Notts County, but he will be monitored in training to see if he his fit for this weekend’s match.

Neal Bishop will train and could also play since suffering from a dead leg last Saturday and missing out in midweek.

The same applies for Lewis Butroid, who has been training again and could be in contention.

However, Luke Williams won’t feature in the squad despite continuing his step-up in training. The club want to arrange a reserve game for him to play in first.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS…
The Iron won their last game against Rochdale 2-1 at Glanford Park in March.

They found themselves behind at half-time, but second-half goals from Paddy Madden and Matt Crooks was enough to change the game around and get the victory.

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2016-17 - Tue 14 Mar LG 1 Iron 2-1 Rochdale Madden, Crooks
2016-17 - Sat 10 Dec LG 1 Rochdale 3-2 Iron  Hopper, Bishop
2015-16 - Mon 28 Dec  LG 1 Iron 1-1 Rochdale  Mirfin
2015-16 - Sat 19 Sep  LG 1  Rochdale 2-1 Iron  Wallace 
2014-15 - Sat 21 Mar  LG 1  Rochdale 3-1 Iron  van Veen 
2014-15 - Fri 26 Dec  LG 1  Iron 2-1 Rochdale  O'Neil, Madden 
2013-14 - Wed 1 Jan  LG 2  Iron 3-0 Rochdale  Syers, Winnall 2 
2013-14 - Tue 26 Nov  LG 2  Rochdale 0-4 Iron  Canavan, Winnall, Spencer, Syers 
2011-12 - Tue 14 Feb  LG 1  Iron 1-0 Rochdale  Thompson 
2011-12 - Tue 13 Sep  LG 1  Rochdale 1-0 Iron   
2008-09 - Tue 4 Nov  FLT R3  Iron 1-0 Rochdale  Mirfin 
2004-05 - Sat 19 Mar  LG 2  Rochdale 0-0 Iron   
2004-05 - Sat 7 Aug  LG 2  Iron 3-1 Rochdale  Taylor, Hayes, Sparrow 
2003-04 - Sat 10 Apr  DIV 3  Iron 2-2 Rochdale  MacLean, Butler 
2003-04 - Sat 4 Oct  DIV 3  Rochdale 2-0 Iron   
2002-03 - Tue 18 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 3-1 Rochdale  Hayes 2, Kilford 
2002-03 - Sat 19 Oct  DIV 3  Rochdale 1-2 Iron  Carruthers 2 
2001-02 - Sat 23 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 2-1 Rochdale  Graves 2 
2001-02 - Sat 15 Sep  DIV 3  Rochdale 2-2 Iron  Brough, Beagrie 
2000-01 - Tue 13 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 0-0 Rochdale   
2000-01 - Sat 26 Aug  DIV 3  Rochdale 3-2 Iron  Sheldon, Hodges 
1998-99 - Sat 20 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 0-1 Rochdale   
1998-99 - Sat 12 Sep  DIV 3  Rochdale 2-2 Iron  Forrester, Stamp 
1997-98 - Sat 14 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 2-0 Rochdale  Regis, Eyre 
1997-98 - Sat 4 Oct  DIV 3  Rochdale 2-0 Iron   
1996-97 - Sat 30 Nov  DIV 3  Rochdale 1-2 Iron  Baker, Eyre 
1996-97 - Sat 26 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 2-2 Rochdale  Baker, Eyre 
1995-96 - Sat 20 Apr  DIV 3  Rochdale 1-1 Iron  Clarkson 
1995-96 - Sat 4 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 1-3 Rochdale  Ford 
1994-95 - Sat 8 Apr  DIV 3  Rochdale 1-2 Iron  Turnbull, Kiwomya 
1994-95 - Sat 31 Dec  DIV 3  Iron 4-1 Rochdale  Mudd, Bullimore, Eyre, Thompstone 
1993-94 - Sat 7 May  DIV 3  Rochdale 2-3 Iron  Thornber, Juryeff, Lancaster (og) 
1993-94 - Sat 27 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 2-1 Rochdale  Toman, Thompstone 
1992-93 - Sat 10 Apr  DIV 3  Iron 5-1 Rochdale  Helliwell, Goodacre 2, Platnauer, Martin 
1992-93 - Tue 2 Feb  FLT R3  Rochdale 1-2 Iron  Daws 2 
1992-93 - Sat 26 Dec  DIV 3  Rochdale 2-0 Iron   
1991-92 - Tue 10 Mar  DIV 4  Rochdale 2-0 Iron   
1991-92 - Tue 5 Nov  DIV 4  Iron 6-2 Rochdale  Hamilton, A Brown (og), Lister, Helliwell, Alexander, Hill 
1990-91 - Sat 23 Feb  DIV 4  Rochdale 2-1 Iron  Daws 
1990-91 - Tue 20 Nov  FAC R1 R  Iron 2-1 Rochdale  Flounders, Lillis 
1990-91 - Sat 17 Nov  FAC R1  Rochdale 1-1 Iron  Hicks 
1990-91 - Sat 10 Nov  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Rochdale  Flounders, Cotton 
1989-90 - Sat 13 Jan  DIV 4  Rochdale 3-0 Iron   
1989-90 - Sat 26 Aug  DIV 4  Iron 0-1 Rochdale   
1988-89 - Sat 4 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 4-0 Rochdale  Daws, A Brown, Hodkinson 
1988-89 - Sat 22 Oct  DIV 4  Rochdale 1-0 Iron   
1987-88 - Sat 6 Feb  DIV 4  Rochdale 2-1 Iron  Flounders 
1987-88 - Sat 5 Sep  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Rochdale  Dixon 
1986-87 - Sat 9 May  DIV 4  Iron 2-0 Rochdale  Lister, Flounders 
1986-87 - Sat 13 Dec  DIV 4  Rochdale 1-1 Iron  Lister 
1985-86 - Fri 18 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 3-1 Rochdale  Broddle, Houchen, Lister 
1985-86 - Sat 23 Nov  DIV 4  Rochdale 1-0 Iron   
1984-85 - Mon 6 May  DIV 4  Rochdale 3-3 Iron  Cammack 2, Stobart 
1984-85 - Tue 26 Feb  DIV 4  Iron 4-2 Rochdale  Cammack 2, Brolly 2 
1982-83 - Mon 4 Apr  DIV 4  Rochdale 0-1 Iron  Graham 
1982-83 - Mon 27 Dec  DIV 4  Iron 1-1 Rochdale  Cammack 
1981-82 - Tue 20 Apr  DIV 4  Rochdale 1-1 Iron  Telfer 
1981-82 - Sat 10 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Rochdale  Keeley 
1980-81 - Tue 11 Nov  DIV 4  Iron 1-1 Rochdale  Stewart 
1980-81 - Tue 19 Aug  DIV 4  Rochdale 4-0 Iron   
1979-80 - Fri 18 Apr  DIV 4  Rochdale 0-1 Iron  Partridge 
1979-80 - Fri 30 Nov  DIV 4  Iron 2-0 Rochdale  Oates 2 
1978-79 - Sat 21 Apr  DIV 4  Rochdale 1-0 Iron   
1978-79 - Sat 30 Dec  DIV 4  Iron 0-4 Rochdale   
1977-78 - Sat 15 Apr  DIV 4  Rochdale 1-1 Iron  Oates 
1977-78 - Sat 19 Nov  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Rochdale  Kilmore 
1976-77 - Sat 22 Jan  DIV 4  Rochdale 5-0 Iron   
1976-77 - Sat 21 Aug  DIV 4  Iron 0-1 Rochdale   
1975-76 - Fri 12 Mar  DIV 4  Rochdale 1-1 Iron  Green 
1975-76 - Sat 11 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 1-3 Rochdale  Green 
1974-75 - Sat 22 Feb  DIV 4  Rochdale 4-2 Iron  Collier, Roberts 
1974-75 - Sat 16 Nov  DIV 4  Iron 2-2 Rochdale  Pilling 2 
1972-73 - Sat 11 Nov  DIV 3  Rochdale 0-2 Iron  Heath, Kirk 
1972-73 - Tue 19 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 1-2 Rochdale  McDonald 
1968-69 - Sat 1 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 0-0 Rochdale   
1968-69 - Sat 10 Aug  DIV 4  Rochdale 3-2 Iron  Kerr, Deere 
1957-58 - Thu 3 Oct  DIV 3 (N)  Iron 2-0 Rochdale  Haigh, Stokes 
1957-58 - Wed 25 Sep  DIV 3 (N)  Rochdale 1-4 Iron  Haigh, Waldock, Marriott, Fletcher 
1956-57 - Sat 2 Feb  DIV 3 (N)  Iron 1-0 Rochdale  Haigh 
1956-57 - Sat 22 Sep  DIV 3 (N)  Rochdale 3-0 Iron   
1955-56 - Thu 22 Mar  DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-2 Rochdale  Gregory 
1955-56 - Sat 15 Oct  DIV 3 (N) Rochdale 3-2 Iron  Brown, Gregory 
1954-55 - Sat 5 Mar  DIV 3 (N) Rochdale 2-0 Iron   
1954-55 - Sat 16 Oct  DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-2 Rochdale  Brown 2 
1953-54 - Sat 27 Feb  DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-1 Rochdale  Brown 
1953-54 - Sat 10 Oct  DIV 3 (N) Rochdale 1-1 Iron  Brown 
1952-53 - Sat 24 Jan  DIV 3 (N) Rochdale 2-2 Iron  Ottewell, Brownsword 
1952-53 - Sat 13 Sep  DIV 3 (N) Iron 5-1 Rochdale  McGill, Mynard, Whitfield, Mosby, Haigh 
1951-52 - Sat 29 Mar  DIV 3 (N) Rochdale 1-2 Iron  Ottewell, Wallace 
1951-52 - Sat 10 Nov  DIV 3 (N) Iron 3-1 Rochdale  Powell, Cumner, Taylor 
1950-51 - Sat 21 Apr  DIV 3 (N) Iron 3-0 Rochdale  Cumner 2, Comley 
1950-51 - Sat 2 Dec  DIV 3 (N) Rochdale 2-0 Iron   

Our full record against Rochdale is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 46  28  10  88  46
Away 46  11  12  23  55  80
TOTAL 92  39  22  31  143  126

ONE TO WATCH…
Having come through the Rochdale youth system and signing a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2020, Callum Camps is certainly a dangerman for Keith Hill’s men this Saturday.

Camps, who is just 21-years-old, is a bright prospect and has played over 100 games for Dale, scoring on 16 occasions.

The attacking midfielder scored the only goal in their Carabao Cup game against Mansfield Town from 25-yards out on Tuesday.

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE…
SATURDAY:
AFC Wimbledon vs Shrewsbury Town (3.00pm)
Blackburn Rovers vs Doncaster Rovers (3.00pm)
Blackpool vs Milton Keynes Dons (3.00pm)
Bristol Rovers vs Peterborough United (3.00pm)
Gillingham vs Bradford City (3.00pm)
Northampton Town vs Fleetwood Town (3.00pm)
Oxford United vs Portsmouth (3.00pm)
Plymouth Argyle vs Charlton Athletic (3.00pm) 
Rotherham United vs Southend United (3.00pm) 
Walsall vs Oldham Athletic (3.00pm) 

SUNDAY:
Wigan Athletic vs Bury (3.00pm)

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Report: Rochdale 1-1 Iron

12 August 2017

United drew 1-1 away at Rochdale on Saturday afternoon.

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Gallery: Rochdale (A)

12 August 2017

Substitute Duane Holmes made it two goals in two games, as his second-half strike earned the Iron a vital point.

The ball was threaded into the box in the 66th minute by Hakeeb Adelakun. Fellow substitute Tom Hopper chose to leave it for the oncoming Holmes who ran onto the ball unmarked and found the back of the net.

Iron manager Graham Alexander made three changes to the side that started against Notts County. Neal Bishop, Adelakun and Levi Sutton came into the team for Jordan Clarke, Charlie Goode and Sam Mantom.

Early on, Matthew Done was energetic on the left wing but Sutton had his number, preventing any danger from the winger.

The first chance came in the third minute for the home side’s Ian Henderson. The striker was found in the box and had an acrobatic effort towards the goal but the ball went wide of the post.

The ball came out to Callum Camps in the sixth minute, who managed to drive a shot at goal. The Iron defence barricaded it out and converted the pressure into an attack.

Josh Morris sprinted down the left wing and had a shot on goal. Unfortunately though, he sent it a whisker wide.

Kevin van Veen looked dangerous with time on the ball. Shortly after he found himself in space and had a shot from just past the halfway line but was denied by home goalkeeper Josh Lillis.

Van Veen wasn’t the only player trying for something special, as later Ojo sent a rocket at Lillis from long range and only narrowly missed the crossbar.

Soon after, Paddy Madden, who put two past Notts County in midweek, anticipated a badly-weighted pass from the hosts and sprinted for it. However, Lillis was the hero for the Dale as he just beat Madden to the ball.

Bishop then took a quick free-kick in the middle of the park. Conor Townsend received it on the left wing and sent Morris into the box. Morris attempted to drag it back to van Veen but the play was cut out with an interception.

They weren’t without pressure from the Dale as a failed clearance fell perfectly for Callum Camps. The midfielder had a shot but Murray Wallace pulled off the heroics and blocked it.

Madden was unfortunate not to beat Lillis with his second effort. He chipped the ball from just inside the box and it forced a full stretch out of the goalkeeper to protect his goal.

Matthew Done picked up where the hosts had left off in the second half by getting an early shot away. It was nothing that Gilks couldn’t handle but the Iron were forced back into their half.

It was in the 54th minute that Rochdale managed to break through the Iron’s defence. A corner was sent into the box and substitute Stephen Davies came free to nod it into the net at the back post. He wasn’t done there though.

In the 60th minute the ball fell into his path on the right hand side of the box. He hit it first time and the curling effort forced a world-class save from Gilks.

The Iron equalised though when Holmes continued his heroics from the Carabao Cup to once again come off the bench and grab his goal.

From there the chances came thick and fast as Ojo and Madden both came close to netting the winner. From then, the play was mostly in Scunthorpe’s favour.

Adelakun managed to slip away from his defender on the edge of the box and fire a shot at goal. However, it was straight at the ‘keeper.

There was a slight scare from a late corner in the 88th minute. Niall Canavan leapt like a salmon to head the ball at the top right corner, and it took Gilks’ fingertips to keep it out.

TEAM LINE-UPS
Rochdale: Lillis, Rafferty, Ntlhe, McNulty, Canavan, Brown, Camps, Rathbone (Andrew, 78), Done (Cannon, 74), Allen (Davies, 45), Henderson.
Substitutes not used: Williams, Inman, Collis, Kitching.

Scunthorpe United: Gilks, Townsend, Wallace, McArdle, Sutton, Morris (Holmes, 60), Bishop, Ojo, Adelakun, van Veen (Hopper, 60), Madden.
Substitutes not used: Watson, Mantom, Redmond, Burgess, Wootton.

Attendance: 3,218.

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Fans can pay on the gate at Rochdale

11 August 2017

Fans can pay on the turnstile for the Willbutts Land Stand when the Iron visit Rochdale on Saturday, August 12th.

Prices for the game are as follows:

CATEGORY WILLBUTTS LANE STAND
Adult £22
Over 65's / 21's and under £16
16's and under £5
Under-2's FREE

The Iron have been asked to make supporters aware that proof of age may be required on entry for concessionary tickets, with all under-21's required to bring photographic ID, which includes their date of birth. Rochdale do not offer student concessions.

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