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  • English FA Cup
  • 13 November 2012, 7:45pm
  • Spotland
  • Attendance: 1,675
RochdaleRochdalevMorecambeMorecambe
01
  • McDonald, 44

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Match ends, Rochdale 0, Morecambe 1.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Morecambe 1.

90+4 mins:Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left from a direct free kick.

90+3 mins:Matthew Pearson (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+3 mins:Foul by Matthew Pearson (Rochdale).

90+3 mins:Izak Reid (Morecambe) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90 mins:Attempt missed. Dele Adebola (Rochdale) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

90 mins:Substitution, Morecambe. Dan Parkinson replaces Lewis Alessandra.

89 mins:Offside, Morecambe. Izak Reid tries a through ball, but Izak Reid is caught offside.

89 mins:Corner, Rochdale.

88 mins:Attempt blocked. Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

88 mins:Corner, Rochdale.

87 mins:Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

87 mins:Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Offside, Rochdale. Dele Adebola tries a through ball, but Dele Adebola is caught offside.

86 mins:Attempt blocked. Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

83 mins:Foul by Matthew Pearson (Rochdale).

83 mins:Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Foul by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

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

82 mins:Offside, Morecambe. Lewis Alessandra tries a through ball, but Lewis Alessandra is caught offside.

81 mins:Foul by Dele Adebola (Rochdale).

81 mins:Chris McCready (Morecambe) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Kevin McIntyre (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

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

78 mins:Corner, Rochdale.

77 mins:Foul by Matthew Pearson (Rochdale).

77 mins:Izak Reid (Morecambe) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Attempt missed. Chris McCready (Morecambe) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra with a cross.

75 mins:Foul by Neill Byrne (Rochdale).

75 mins:Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) wins a free kick.

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

72 mins:Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

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

69 mins:Offside, Morecambe. Lewis Alessandra tries a through ball, but Lewis Alessandra is caught offside.

66 mins:Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

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

66 mins:Corner, Morecambe.

62 mins:Substitution, Rochdale. Ray Putterill replaces Ashley Grimes.

59 mins:Foul by Kevin McIntyre (Rochdale).

59 mins:Gary McDonald (Morecambe) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Attempt blocked. Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Kennedy.

55 mins:Corner, Rochdale.

55 mins:Attempt blocked. Kevin McIntyre (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

54 mins:Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

54 mins:Offside, Morecambe. Lewis Alessandra tries a through ball, but Lewis Alessandra is caught offside.

53 mins:Attempt blocked. George Donnelly (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

51 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) header from the right side of the box is too high.

50 mins:Foul by Jason Kennedy (Rochdale).

50 mins:Izak Reid (Morecambe) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Attempt missed. Ashley Grimes (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ashley Grimes from a direct free kick.

49 mins:Ashley Grimes (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

48 mins:Foul by Nick Fenton (Morecambe).

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

Second Half begins Rochdale 0, Morecambe 1.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Rochdale 0, Morecambe 1.

45+1 mins:Substitution, Rochdale. Neill Byrne replaces Rhys Bennett.

44 mins:Goal! Rochdale 0, Morecambe 1. Gary McDonald (Morecambe) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

44 mins:Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) header from the right side of the box is saved.

41 mins:Offside, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison tries a through ball, but Kevin Ellison is caught offside.

40 mins:Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

40 mins:Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Foul by Matthew Pearson (Rochdale).

37 mins:Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Attempt missed. Ashley Grimes (Rochdale) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

31 mins:Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

30 mins:Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

30 mins:Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

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

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

26 mins:Hand ball by Gary McDonald (Morecambe).

24 mins:Foul by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

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

20 mins:Attempt saved. Dele Adebola (Rochdale) header from the right side of the box is saved.

18 mins:Corner, Morecambe.

16 mins:Attempt missed. Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jason Kennedy.

16 mins:Corner, Rochdale.

15 mins:Attempt blocked. Izak Reid (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15 mins:Attempt blocked. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the right side of the box is blocked.

14 mins:Foul by Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale).

14 mins:Gary McDonald (Morecambe) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Offside, Morecambe. Andrew Fleming tries a through ball, but Andrew Fleming is caught offside.

10 mins:Foul by Matthew Pearson (Rochdale).

10 mins:Izak Reid (Morecambe) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Attempt missed. Ashley Grimes (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

2 mins:Offside, Rochdale. Dele Adebola tries a through ball, but Dele Adebola is caught offside.

1 mins:Foul by Philip Edwards (Rochdale).

1 mins:Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English FA Cup
  • 13 November 2012, 7:45pm
  • Spotland
  • Attendance: 1,675
RochdaleRochdalevMorecambeMorecambe
01
  • McDonald, 44

match report

Gary McDonald's goal on the stroke of half-time helped Morecambe beat Rochdale 1-0 in their FA Cup first-round replay at Spotland.

Tuesday night's result set up a trip to League One Coventry for Jim Bentley's Shrimps.

A dire first half short on incident ended well for the visitors as they snatched the lead two minutes before the break.

Rochdale defender Rhys Bennett was off the pitch receiving treatment following a bang to the head when Izak Reid whipped in a cross.

Lewis Alessandra made the most of the defender's absence, sending a powerful header goalward and, though goalkeeper Josh Lillis was able to parry, he did so into the path of McDonald - who slotted the simplest of finishes home from five yards.

Andrew Fleming should have doubled the lead moments into the second half when he rose unchallenged to meet Alessandra's centre and sent his effort over.

The closest Rochdale came to scoring was a miscued cross from Dele Adebola, Morecambe stopper Barry Roche backpedalling to protect his goal.

team line-up

1Josh Lillis
4Peter Cavanagh
3Rhys Bennett46
19Matthew Pearson
12Philip Edwards
14Kevin McIntyre
7Jason Kennedy73
11Ashley Grimes62
8Andrew Tutte
9George Donnelly
15Dele Adebola

substitutes

13Ray Putterill62
23Ian Craney73
6Brian Barry-Murphy
24Neill Byrne46
26Joel Logan
2Joseph Rafferty
31Ben Smith

referee

Mark Heywood

team line-up

1Barry Roche
15Chris McCready
22Andy Parrish
8Andrew Wright
2Nick Fenton
11Kevin Ellison
16Stuart Drummond
7Izak Reid
17Andrew Fleming
18Gary McDonald
9Lewis Alessandra90

substitutes

6William Haining
12Dan Parkinson90
23Chris Doyle
19Joe McGee
3Robbie Threlfall
24James Short
25Andreas Arestidou

referee

Mark Heywood

match stats

possession %4554
shots on target12
shots off target64
corners52
tackles won00
offsides26