Rochdale vs Swindon Town: Match Report

Rochdale gave their slim survival hopes a boost as they beat fellow strugglers Swindon Town 2-1 at Spotland on Tuesday evening, in what was a first home win in six months for Brian Barry-Murphy’s side.  After a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Fleetwood Town at the weekend, Barry-Murphy made three changes to his starting lineup, withContinue reading “Rochdale vs Swindon Town: Match Report”

Portsmouth vs Rochdale: Match Report

Two first-half goals from a revitalised Portsmouth side were enough to defeat Rochdale, who see their hopes of staying up this season take a blow.  After taking four points from fellow promotion hopefuls Lincoln City and Peterborough United in their last two fixtures, Dale travelled to Fratton Park looking to cause another upset, although theyContinue reading “Portsmouth vs Rochdale: Match Report”

Hull City vs Rochdale: Match Report

Rochdale’s hopeless recent form continued as they were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Hull City on Tuesday night, with the hosts barely needing to break a sweat to earn three points against Brian Barry-Murphy’s side.  A first-half goal from the in-form Malik Wilks gave the hosts the lead, before Gabriel Osho’s own-goal made the three pointsContinue reading “Hull City vs Rochdale: Match Report”

Blackpool vs Rochdale: Match Report

Rochdale slumped to another defeat on Tuesday evening against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road, with Sullay Kaikai’s first-half goal the difference.  Dale made one change from the starting side that was thrashed by MK Dons last Tuesday, with Jim McNulty coming in for Haydon Roberts at the back, in the hope that the Scottish defender couldContinue reading “Blackpool vs Rochdale: Match Report”

Rochdale vs MK Dons: Match Report

The conditions were like that of the highlands of Scotland but Russell Martin’s men were only as far as Spotland as they enjoyed seven minutes of heaven in the second half to secure a comprehensive win over Brian Barry-Murphy’s young side. Although Will Grigg’s fateful return was the main Dons headline pregame, it was otherContinue reading “Rochdale vs MK Dons: Match Report”

Bristol Rovers vs Rochdale: Match Report

Rochdale claimed their first three points of 2021 with a hard-fought win against Bristol Rovers on Saturday afternoon. Brian Barry-Murphy’s side travelled to the Memorial Stadium having conceded heartbreaking late goals in each of their last two fixtures against Oxford United and Gillingham, so needed a result against relegation-threatened Rovers. Dale made one change fromContinue reading “Bristol Rovers vs Rochdale: Match Report”

Rochdale vs Oxford United: Match Report

Rochdale inexplicably threw away what would have been a valuable point at home to Oxford United on Tuesday night, with the visitors claiming a 4-3 win.  There were two changes to Dale’s side from the weekend, when they also conceded a last-minute goal, with Matty Done and Stephen Humphrys returning to the starting eleven. OxfordContinue reading “Rochdale vs Oxford United: Match Report”

Doncaster Rovers vs Rochdale: Match Report

In a battle of two free-scoring teams, there was just one goal to separate Doncaster Rovers and Rochdale at the Keepmoat Stadium, with Jon Taylor’s 31st minute strike securing all three points for Darren Moore’s side.  Dale had seen 20 goals in their opening three games of 2021 and travelled to Doncaster with just oneContinue reading “Doncaster Rovers vs Rochdale: Match Report”

Rochdale vs Wigan Athletic: Match Report

10-man Rochdale earned another dramatic point as they played out a 3-3 draw with relegation rivals Wigan Athletic at Spotland. There was one change in Dale’s side from the 4-4 draw with Charlton Athletic in midweek, as Matty Done replaced Ryan McLaughlin in defence. There was an openness to the game that suggested it wouldContinue reading “Rochdale vs Wigan Athletic: Match Report”

Charlton Athletic vs Rochdale: Match Report

Charlton Athletic and Rochdale shared eight goals at The Valley on Tuesday night, including some goal of the season contenders but for Brian Barry-Murphy’s side, it was very much a case of two points dropped.  Dale made three changes from the side that started against Crewe Alexandra on Saturday, with Ryan McLaughlin, Jim McNulty andContinue reading “Charlton Athletic vs Rochdale: Match Report”