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Rochdale   0 - 1   Exeter

Highlights - Rochdale 0-1 Exeter

Rochdale 0-1 Exeter City

Rochdale slipped to a third successive defeat as Jamie Cureton's first-half strike gave Exeter the win.

David Noble went close for the visitors with a dipping volley and at the other end Ben Hamer saved well from Gary Jones and Chris O'Grady.

Exeter punished their hosts on the counter-attack as Hamer's goal kick was flicked on by Richard Logan for Cureton to slot home.

Jones had Rochdale's best chance of the second half but blasted wide.


Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Once they got their goal they did a great job on us. They've got very good players to protect a lead.

"When you concede that type of goal when you're at home negativity creeps onto the pitch and then you get players who tighten up and don't show the bravery they should be.

"We're looking for players to lead when we're losing football matches and I don't think we saw that today."

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:
"It was very competent performance, with a free-flowing first-half and then, having got a goal lead, it was a professional second-half.

"We played the last 15 minutes very well as often when you're a goal up it's difficult.

"We should be buoyed off the back of today's performance that we are a competitive team at the moment with some quality mixed in there."

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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Rochdale 0-1 Exeter FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Cureton 30

    Rochdale

    • 13 Fon Williams
    • 02 Wiseman
    • 03 Widdowson
    • 04 Holness
    • 26 Dawson
    • 06 Barry-Murphy (Done 77)
    • 07 Kennedy
    • 08 Jones
    • 16 Atkinson (Adams 63)
    • 19 O'Grady
    • 20 Dickinson (Akpa Akpro 59)

    Substitutes

    • 21 Edwards,
    • 17 Williams,
    • 18 Thompson,
    • 11 Done,
    • 29 Adams,
    • 14 Akpa Akpro,
    • 35 Gray

    Exeter

    • 01 Hamer
    • 02 Tully
    • 05 Archibald-Henville
    • 06 Taylor
    • 11 Golbourne
    • 04 Dunne
    • 07 Harley
    • 08 Noble (Duffy 76)
    • 22 Sercombe
    • 12 Cureton
    • 20 Logan (O'Flynn 82)

    Substitutes

    • 30 Krysiak,
    • 03 Duffy,
    • 18 Jones,
    • 14 Cozic,
    • 10 Nardiello,
    • 16 Stewart,
    • 29 O'Flynn
    Ref: FosterAtt: 2,726
    ROCHDALE
    EXETER

    Possession

    • Rochdale 52%
    • Exeter 48%

    Attempts on target

    • Rochdale 8
    • Exeter 9

    Attempts off target

    • Rochdale 5
    • Exeter 6

    Corners

    • Rochdale 9
    • Exeter 11

    Fouls

    • Rochdale 8
    • Exeter 5
    • Final Result
    • 94:23 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:05 Foul by Jason Kennedy on John O'Flynn, free kick awarded. Ryan Harley takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+3:33 Foul by Joe Widdowson on Liam Sercombe, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ryan Harley.
    • 90:00+3:07 Centre by Gary Jones. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ben Hamer.
    • 90:00+2:58 A cross is delivered by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.
    • 90:00+0:51 The ball is delivered by Nicky Adams, clearance by Troy Archibald-Henville.
    • 90:00+0:26 Nicky Adams takes a outswinging corner.
    • 89:48 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams.
    • 89:25 Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the right by-line, clearance by Troy Archibald-Henville.
    • 88:22 James Dunne concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Dawson. Owen Fon Williams takes the free kick.
    • 88:03 Corner taken by Ryan Harley from the right by-line.
    • 87:43 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Harley, Marcus Holness makes a clearance.
    • 87:30 The ball is swung over by Ryan Harley, John O'Flynn takes a shot. Scott Wiseman gets a block in.
    • 86:55 Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Harley from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jason Kennedy.
    • 85:40 Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Troy Archibald-Henville. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.
    • 84:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Done on Richard Duffy. Ben Hamer takes the direct free kick.
    • 83:19 Corner taken by Ryan Harley from the right by-line.
    • 82:50 Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley to the near post, Chris O'Grady manages to make a clearance.
    • 82:21 The offside flag is raised against Ryan Harley. Owen Fon Williams takes the free kick.
    • 81:40 Substitution John O'Flynn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Logan.
    • 77:56 Shot by Ryan Harley from 20 yards. Blocked by Jason Kennedy.
    • 77:15 The ball is delivered by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, comfortable save by Ben Hamer.
    • 77:06 Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro crosses the ball, Matthew Taylor makes a clearance.
    • 76:09 Substitution Brian Barry-Murphy goes off and Matt Done comes on.
    • 75:33 Substitution David Noble leaves the field to be replaced by Richard Duffy.
    • 73:10 Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley to the near post, Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Jason Kennedy gets a block in.
    • 72:39 The ball is swung over by Scott Golbourne, Marcus Holness manages to make a clearance.
    • 71:48 Gary Jones takes a shot. Save by Ben Hamer.
    • 66:34 The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Logan. Craig Dawson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 66:12 Nicky Adams sends in a cross, Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ben Hamer.
    • 65:36 Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams from the left by-line, clearance made by Ben Hamer.
    • 63:58 Shot by Ryan Harley. Craig Dawson gets a block in.
    • 63:32 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley played to the near post, clearance made by Jason Kennedy.
    • 62:10 Substitution Will Atkinson goes off and Nicky Adams comes on.
    • 62:02 Header from close range by Chris O'Grady clears the bar.
    • 60:14 A cross is delivered by Ryan Harley, Owen Fon Williams makes a comfortable save.
    • 58:29 Steve Tully gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Will Atkinson from left wing, comfortable save by Ben Hamer.
    • 58:29 Substitution Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is brought on as a substitute for Liam Dickinson.
    • 56:22 Gary Jones takes a shot. Matthew Taylor gets a block in.
    • 55:40 Corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Steve Tully.
    • 55:33 The ball is crossed by Scott Wiseman, clearance by Ryan Harley.
    • 55:15 David Noble challenges Jason Kennedy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.
    • 54:56 Effort on goal by Jamie Cureton from 20 yards. Save made by Owen Fon Williams.
    • 53:57 Gary Jones produces a cross.
    • 52:49 Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Save by Ben Hamer. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Troy Archibald-Henville.
    • Correction - 52:19 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Cureton. Owen Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.
    • 52:19 The official flags Jamie Cureton offside. Free kick taken by Owen Fon Williams.
    • 48:33 Centre by Joe Widdowson.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:07 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 44:45 Corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy played to the near post, Richard Logan manages to make a clearance.
    • 44:37 Scott Wiseman delivers the ball, blocked by Ryan Harley.
    • 43:54 Foul by James Dunne on Will Atkinson, free kick awarded. Brian Barry-Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
    • 43:41 A cross is delivered by Richard Logan, Brian Barry-Murphy manages to make a clearance.
    • 43:18 The ball is sent over by Scott Golbourne, clearance by Craig Dawson.
    • 42:07 Brian Barry-Murphy produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
    • 41:03 Unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor by Will Atkinson results in a free kick. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.
    • 40:43 Shot by Liam Sercombe. Owen Fon Williams makes a comfortable save.
    • 38:12 Richard Logan takes a shot.
    • 37:56 Steve Tully takes a shot. Save made by Owen Fon Williams.
    • 36:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor by Chris O'Grady. Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.
    • 36:10 The ball is delivered by Scott Wiseman, blocked by Ryan Harley. Inswinging corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy from the right by-line played to the near post, Troy Archibald-Henville makes a clearance.
    • 32:22 Gary Jones has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 30:53 Corner taken by Ryan Harley from the left by-line played to the near post, Jason Kennedy manages to make a clearance.
    • 29:33 Assist by Richard Logan.
    • 29:33 GOAL - Jamie CuretonRochdale 0 - 1 Exeter Jamie Cureton fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Rochdale 0-1 Exeter.
    • 28:46 Brian Barry-Murphy takes the inswinging corner, Craig Dawson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
    • 28:25 Liam Dickinson takes a shot. Blocked by David Noble.
    • 27:20 The offside flag is raised against Richard Logan. Marcus Holness restarts play with the free kick.
    • 26:55 The ball is swung over by Jamie Cureton, clearance made by Marcus Holness.
    • 25:27 Shot from just outside the area by Liam Sercombe goes over the bar.
    • 25:06 Liam Dickinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne. Ben Hamer takes the direct free kick.
    • 24:49 Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Save by Ben Hamer.
    • 23:34 Ryan Harley concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Atkinson. Brian Barry-Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Richard Logan manages to make a clearance.
    • Correction - 22:47 Steve Tully delivers the ball, Scott Wiseman makes a clearance.
    • 22:47 The ball is sent over by Steve Tully.
    • 21:59 The ball is delivered by Scott Wiseman, save made by Ben Hamer.
    • 19:32 Drilled right-footed shot by Liam Dickinson. Save by Ben Hamer.
    • 18:41 Liam Dickinson sends in a cross.
    • 15:58 Shot from just outside the area by David Noble goes over the bar.
    • 15:48 Shot by Ryan Harley. Brian Barry-Murphy gets a block in.
    • 15:28 Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Harley.
    • 15:14 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley from the left by-line to the near post, Marcus Holness makes a clearance.
    • 14:51 Ryan Harley takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Marcus Holness makes a clearance.
    • 14:43 Scott Golbourne sends in a cross, blocked by Marcus Holness.
    • 12:59 The ball is sent over by Scott Wiseman.
    • 12:13 A cross is delivered by Liam Dickinson, save by Ben Hamer.
    • 11:40 Gary Jones takes a shot. Save by Ben Hamer.
    • 7:14 The ball is crossed by Chris O'Grady.
    • 6:25 Will Atkinson produces a cross, comfortable save by Ben Hamer.
    • 5:40 Shot from just outside the box by Richard Logan misses to the left of the target.
    • 5:11 Liam Sercombe takes a shot. Save by Owen Fon Williams.
    • 3:26 The ball is swung over by Chris O'Grady.
    • 0:23 Craig Dawson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Cureton. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ryan Harley.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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    Npower League One table snapshot

    As it stood on 12 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Brighton 34 38 71
    2 Huddersfield 36 18 63
    3 Peterborough 35 22 62
    4 Southampton 34 32 61
    5 Bournemouth 36 22 61
    6 MK Dons 37 6 61
    7 Leyton Orient 33 14 53
    8 Hartlepool 36 -10 50
    9 Exeter 36 -7 49
    10 Carlisle 35 2 48
    11 Charlton 34 0 48
    12 Colchester 36 -6 48
    13 Oldham 36 -6 46
    14 Brentford 35 -6 46
    15 Rochdale 33 3 45
    16 Sheff Wed 34 1 43
    17 Notts County 32 -1 42
    18 Tranmere 35 -9 39
    19 Yeovil 35 -18 38
    20 Dag & Red 33 -10 36
    21 Walsall 37 -19 36
    22 Swindon 36 -17 33
    23 Bristol R 36 -32 33
    24 Plymouth 36 -17 32


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