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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: ROCHDALE v IRON

9 December 2016

The Iron are back in league action this Saturday when they face Rochdale at Spotland.

It’s United’s first fixture in Sky Bet League One for two weeks, with last Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup second round matches allowing a break for the squad.

Graham Alexander’s men come into the game sitting four points clear at the top of the table, but face a Dale who have won four out of the last five in the league.



Alexander says both Duane Holmes and Jamie Ness have picked up illnesses, but only Holmes has recovered to train.

Elsewhere, the Iron boss revealed those who are currently sidelined continue to progress well, but didn’t place a timeframe on anyone’s return to action.



The two teams shared the points last time out in a 1-1 draw at Glanford Park last December.

Keith Hill’s side took the lead midway through the opening period, when Peter Vincenti’s effort was turned into the back of the net by Ian Henderson.

Parity was soon restored though, as ten minutes later, David Mirfin headed home a Scott Laird free kick.



SEASON/DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
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:


PW
D
L
F
A
Home
45
27
10
8
86
45
Away
45
11
12
22
53
77
TOTAL
90
38
22
30
139
122



Steven Davies has been Rochdale’s top marksman this season since joining from Bradford City in the summer.

The striker has hit ten goals in all competitions, goals which have seen Rochdale rise to fifth in the standings.



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