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  • English League 2
  • 21 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Spotland
  • Attendance: 1,605
RochdaleRochdalevCheltenhamCheltenham
4
  • Grant, 38
  • Grimes, 45+2
  • Grimes, 67
  • Adebola, 69
1
  • Edwards, og 48

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Match ends, Rochdale 4, Cheltenham Town 1.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Rochdale 4, Cheltenham Town 1.

90+3 mins:Attempt missed. Billy Jones (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

88 mins:Corner, Cheltenham Town.

87 mins:Offside, Rochdale. George Donnelly tries a through ball, but George Donnelly is caught offside.

86 mins:Substitution, Rochdale. Ian Craney replaces Jason Kennedy.

86 mins:Offside, Cheltenham Town. Daryl Duffy tries a through ball, but Daryl Duffy is caught offside.

85 mins:Attempt saved. George Donnelly (Rochdale) header from the right side of the box is saved.

84 mins:Foul by Daryl Duffy (Cheltenham Town).

84 mins:Philip Edwards (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Corner, Cheltenham Town.

83 mins:Foul by Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale).

83 mins:Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Substitution, Rochdale. Ray Putterill replaces Robert Grant.

82 mins:Daryl Duffy (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82 mins:Hand ball by Daryl Duffy (Cheltenham Town).

81 mins:Foul by Jeff Goulding (Cheltenham Town).

81 mins:Philip Edwards (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

80 mins:Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

79 mins:Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

79 mins:Darren Carter (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).

78 mins:Kevin McIntyre (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Corner, Cheltenham Town.

77 mins:Corner, Cheltenham Town.

75 mins:Substitution, Rochdale. George Donnelly replaces Dele Adebola.

73 mins:Foul by Darren Carter (Cheltenham Town).

73 mins:Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Billy Jones (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72 mins:Foul by Billy Jones (Cheltenham Town).

72 mins:Ashley Grimes (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Attempt saved. Ashley Grimes (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

69 mins:Goal! Rochdale 4, Cheltenham Town 1. Dele Adebola (Rochdale).

69 mins:Attempt saved. Robert Grant (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

68 mins:Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Daryl Duffy replaces Jake Taylor.

67 mins:Goal! Rochdale 3, Cheltenham Town 1. Ashley Grimes (Rochdale).

66 mins:Foul by Ashley Grimes (Rochdale).

66 mins:Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

64 mins:Attempt missed. Robert Grant (Rochdale) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

61 mins:Foul by Dele Adebola (Rochdale).

61 mins:Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Corner, Rochdale.

58 mins:Attempt saved. Dele Adebola (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

57 mins:Hand ball by Robert Grant (Rochdale).

56 mins:Attempt missed. Russell Penn (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

56 mins:Attempt saved. Alan Bennett (Cheltenham Town) header from the right side of the box is saved.

55 mins:Foul by Dele Adebola (Rochdale).

55 mins:Russell Penn (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Corner, Rochdale.

54 mins:Attempt saved. Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

53 mins:Attempt missed. Alan Bennett (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

53 mins:Foul by Philip Edwards (Rochdale).

53 mins:Jeff Goulding (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

52 mins:Foul by Dele Adebola (Rochdale).

52 mins:Alan Bennett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

48 mins:Own Goal by Philip Edwards, Rochdale. Rochdale 2, Cheltenham Town 1.

48 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Zebroski (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

47 mins:Foul by Chris Zebroski (Cheltenham Town).

47 mins:Ryan Edwards (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Zebroski (Cheltenham Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

46 mins:Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jeff Goulding replaces Shaun Harrad.

46 mins:Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Marlon Pack.

Second Half begins Rochdale 2, Cheltenham Town 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Rochdale 2, Cheltenham Town 0.

45+2 mins:Goal! Rochdale 2, Cheltenham Town 0. Ashley Grimes (Rochdale).

45 mins:Corner, Rochdale.

44 mins:Attempt saved. Darren Carter (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

43 mins:Attempt saved. Jason Kennedy (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

43 mins:Attempt saved. Robert Grant (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

42 mins:Darren Carter (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

42 mins:Foul by Darren Carter (Cheltenham Town).

42 mins:Jason Kennedy (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Foul by Chris Zebroski (Cheltenham Town).

39 mins:Kevin McIntyre (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Goal! Rochdale 1, Cheltenham Town 0. Robert Grant (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dele Adebola.

36 mins:Foul by Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale).

36 mins:Chris Zebroski (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

32 mins:Foul by Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale).

32 mins:Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

31 mins:Dele Adebola (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

30 mins:Jake Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Zebroski (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

28 mins:Foul by Philip Edwards (Rochdale).

28 mins:Chris Zebroski (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Attempt missed. Ashley Grimes (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

24 mins:Foul by Darren Carter (Cheltenham Town).

24 mins:Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Attempt blocked. Jake Taylor (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

22 mins:Foul by Russell Penn (Cheltenham Town).

22 mins:Robert Grant (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Attempt saved. Jake Taylor (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

21 mins:Corner, Cheltenham Town.

21 mins:Attempt blocked. Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

18 mins:Robert Grant (Rochdale) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

16 mins:Attempt saved. Dele Adebola (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

15 mins:Attempt missed. Ashley Grimes (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box.

14 mins:Attempt blocked. Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

13 mins:Foul by Andrew Tutte (Rochdale).

13 mins:Jake Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

12 mins:Kevin McIntyre (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Attempt saved. Jason Kennedy (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

10 mins:Attempt missed. Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Billy Jones.

10 mins:Corner, Cheltenham Town.

9 mins:Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

9 mins:Jake Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Corner, Rochdale.

8 mins:Corner, Rochdale.

7 mins:Attempt saved. Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

7 mins:Attempt saved. Ashley Grimes (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

6 mins:Foul by Billy Jones (Cheltenham Town).

6 mins:Robert Grant (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Attempt missed. Robert Grant (Rochdale) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 2
  • 21 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Spotland
  • Attendance: 1,605
RochdaleRochdalevCheltenhamCheltenham
4
  • Grant, 38
  • Grimes, 45+2
  • Grimes, 67
  • Adebola, 69
1
  • Edwards, og 48

match report

Rochdale denied Cheltenham the chance to move up to second in League Two with a thumping 4-1 win at Spotland on Friday.

The hosts had lost their last four games but there was little to suggest a fifth would be on the cards against their high-flying visitors.

Rochdale created the clearer chances in an open first half. Bobby Grant, who passed a late fitness test on a shoulder injury, fired a fierce drive against the crossbar while Scott Brown was at his best with a double save to deny Ashley Grimes and Andrew Tutte in quick succession.

Grant opened the scoring in the 38th minute, collecting a short pass from Dele Adebola on the left edge of the penalty area before sending a stunning curling effort past Brown.

Grimes made it two-nil with an equally impressive strike from 25 yards in injury time at the end of the first half, his polished finish leaving Brown rooted to the spot.

The visitors were briefly back in the game when Phil Edwards scooped the ball into his own net three minutes into the second half after Josh Lillis had parried Chris Zebroski's effort.

But another fine strike from Grimes in the 67th minute, quickly followed by a tap-in from Adebola, made the result safe for the hosts.

team line-up

1Josh Lillis
12Philip Edwards
5Ryan Edwards
3Rhys Bennett
14Kevin McIntyre
4Peter Cavanagh
8Andrew Tutte
7Jason Kennedy86
11Ashley Grimes
22Robert Grant82
15Dele Adebola75

substitutes

9George Donnelly75
6Brian Barry-Murphy
19Matthew Pearson
31Ben Smith
2Joseph Rafferty
13Ray Putterill82
23Ian Craney86

referee

Michael Naylor

team line-up

1Scott Brown
3Billy Jones
22Sido Jombati
15Alan Bennett
6Steve Elliott
7Marlon Pack46
18Jake Taylor68
16Russell Penn
4Darren Carter
26Chris Zebroski
14Shaun Harrad46

substitutes

8Sam Deering
11Jermaine McGlashan46
10Jeff Goulding46
12Connor Roberts
2Keith Lowe
9Daryl Duffy68
20Lawson D'Ath

referee

Michael Naylor

match stats

possession %4752
shots on target155
shots off target76
corners56
tackles won00
offsides11