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Rochdale   2 - 2   Brighton

Highlights - Rochdale 2-2 Brighton

Rochdale 2-2 Brighton

League One leaders Brighton were denied a ninth win in a row with a frustrating draw at play-off-chasing Rochdale.

The hosts went ahead when Will Atkinson poked home before Chris Wood levelled the score from the spot after Craig Dawson brought down Glenn Murray.

Gary Dicker's header gave Albion the lead - had they held on, it would have equalled an 85-year-old club record.

But the Dale's Gary Jones equalised from the spot after Tommy Elphick felled Chris O'Grady in the area.

The result sees Brighton's lead at the top of League One cut to 11 points, while Rochdale sit in seventh place, five points behind Bournemouth with a game in hand.


Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:
"The players gave every ounce of effort today to match what is the outstanding team of the league.

"We more than matched them, I think despite a few minor mistakes we made, we could have won the game.

"Gary Jones is everything to Rochdale, a leader out on the pitch and is a credit to me."

Brighton manager Gus Poyet told BBC Sussex:
"We showed a good reaction to going behind and created problems going forward and it seemed a matter of time before we got the winner.

"We didn't respect the few things we have respected all season and we gave them the chance to get back.

"We attacked well but it was a bit disappointing how we dealt with defensive situations."

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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Rochdale 2-2 Brighton FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Atkinson 22
  • Jones (pen) 71
  • Wood (pen) 29
  • Dicker 51

Rochdale

  • 13 fon Williams
  • 02 Wiseman yellow card (Widdowson 80)
  • 04 Holness
  • 17 Williams
  • 26 Dawson
  • 07 Kennedy yellow card (Barry-Murphy 73)
  • 08 Jones
  • 11 Done
  • 29 Adams
  • 16 Atkinson
  • 19 O'Grady

Substitutes

  • 21 Edwards,
  • 03 Widdowson,
  • 18 Thompson,
  • 06 Barry-Murphy,
  • 15 Thompson,
  • 14 Akpa Akpro,
  • 20 Dickinson

Brighton

  • 16 Ankergren
  • 03 Greer
  • 04 Elphick
  • 14 Calderon
  • 22 Painter yellow card
  • 07 Bennett
  • 18 Dicker
  • 25 Kishishev (Navarro 72 yellow card)
  • 26 Bridcutt (Noone 14)
  • 17 Murray
  • 39 Wood (Sandaza 82)

Substitutes

  • 01 Brezovan,
  • 27 Taricco,
  • 37 Dunk,
  • 08 Navarro,
  • 10 Sparrow,
  • 31 Noone,
  • 21 Sandaza
Ref: WebbAtt: 3,959
ROCHDALE
BRIGHTON

Possession

  • Rochdale 54%
  • Brighton 46%

Attempts on target

  • Rochdale 3
  • Brighton 11

Attempts off target

  • Rochdale 9
  • Brighton 9

Corners

  • Rochdale 6
  • Brighton 3

Fouls

  • Rochdale 13
  • Brighton 15
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:04 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 90:00+3:22 Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line to the near post, Matt Done manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+3:06 Craig Noone takes a shot. Marcus Holness gets a block in.
  • 90:00+1:01 Matt Done has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 89:20 Chris O'Grady fouled by Marcos Painter, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Widdowson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Casper Ankergren.
  • 89:00 Craig Noone delivers the ball, save by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 87:53 Effort on goal by Gary Jones from just inside the area clears the bar.
  • 85:56 Gary Dicker delivers the ball.
  • 84:01 The ball is sent over by Robbie Williams.
  • 83:12 The ball is crossed by Nicky Adams, save made by Casper Ankergren.
  • 81:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gordon Greer by Chris O'Grady. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.
  • 81:57 Substitution Francisco Sandaza on for Chris Wood.
  • 79:56 Substitution Joe Widdowson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Wiseman.
  • 79:33 Brian Barry-Murphy delivers the ball.
  • 77:36 Scott Wiseman challenges Craig Noone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Elliott Bennett produces a cross, Gordon Greer has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 76:30 Nicky Adams concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Dicker. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary Dicker from left wing, save by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 75:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Alan Navarro. Shot comes in from Robbie Williams from the free kick.
  • 75:10 Booking Alan Navarro receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 72:48 Elliott Bennett delivers the ball, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Dawson by Glenn Murray. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.
  • 72:48 Substitution Jason Kennedy goes off and Brian Barry-Murphy comes on.
  • 72:05 Marcos Painter delivers the ball, Marcus Holness manages to make a clearance.
  • 71:35 Substitution Radostin Kishishev goes off and Alan Navarro comes on.
  • 70:06 Unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady by Radostin Kishishev results in a Penalty.
  • 70:06 GOAL - Gary JonesRochdale 2 - 2 Brighton Gary Jones scores a penalty. Rochdale 2-2 Brighton.
  • 68:20 Craig Noone concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Wiseman. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.
  • 67:57 Gary Dicker sends in a cross, Marcus Holness makes a clearance.
  • 66:17 Nicky Adams takes the inswinging corner, Jason Kennedy has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
  • 66:09 A cross is delivered by Nicky Adams, clearance by Radostin Kishishev.
  • 65:58 Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Radostin Kishishev gets a block in.
  • 65:28 Chris Wood takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 65:00 Chris O'Grady challenges Gordon Greer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gordon Greer takes the free kick.
  • 64:33 Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Owain Fon Williams makes a save. The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 62:55 Nicky Adams crosses the ball.
  • 62:32 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the right by-line, Glenn Murray makes a clearance.
  • 62:24 Nicky Adams sends in a cross, blocked by Marcos Painter.
  • 61:34 Inigo Calderon crosses the ball, Chris Wood produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 60:50 Inigo Calderon fouled by Will Atkinson, the ref awards a free kick. Gordon Greer takes the direct free kick.
  • 58:56 Marcos Painter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Adams. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robbie Williams, clearance by Chris Wood.
  • 58:20 Nicky Adams takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
  • 57:45 Inswinging corner from left by-line crossed in by Nicky Adams, clearance by Glenn Murray.
  • 56:18 Shot from just outside the area by Craig Noone misses to the left of the target.
  • 55:48 The ball is crossed by Scott Wiseman, Close range header by Chris O'Grady misses to the right of the target.
  • 55:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Marcos Painter. Gary Jones takes the free kick.
  • 53:46 Outswinging corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line played to the near post, Chris Wood has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 53:32 Chris Wood takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Dawson.
  • 52:19 Gordon Greer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady. Centre by Robbie Williams, Headed effort from inside the area by Craig Dawson misses to the left of the target.
  • 51:19 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams played to the near post, save made by Casper Ankergren.
  • 50:22 Assist by Elliott Bennett.
  • 50:22 GOAL - Gary DickerRochdale 1 - 2 Brighton Gary Dicker finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Rochdale 1-2 Brighton.
  • 47:15 Unfair challenge on Chris Wood by Craig Dawson results in a free kick. Radostin Kishishev takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Inigo Calderon by Will Atkinson. Free kick crossed by Elliott Bennett, clearance by Jason Kennedy.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:57 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+0:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Done on Radostin Kishishev. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.
  • 44:37 Short corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the left by-line.
  • 44:26 Marcos Painter crosses the ball, clearance made by Jason Kennedy.
  • 42:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Elphick on Chris O'Grady. Shot comes in from Robbie Williams from the free kick.
  • 42:14 The ball is sent over by Nicky Adams, clearance made by Gordon Greer.
  • 42:01 Nicky Adams takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Chris Wood.
  • 41:31 The ball is crossed by Matt Done, Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Save made by Casper Ankergren.
  • 40:34 Tommy Elphick challenges Chris O'Grady unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Kennedy.
  • 40:22 The ball is sent over by Craig Noone.
  • 39:46 The ball is delivered by Nicky Adams.
  • 39:12 The ball is sent over by Robbie Williams, clearance by Glenn Murray.
  • 38:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gordon Greer on Chris O'Grady. Free kick taken by Gary Jones.
  • 36:03 Elliott Bennett delivers the ball.
  • 35:26 Scott Wiseman challenges Craig Noone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Elliott Bennett.
  • 35:26 Booking Scott Wiseman booked.
  • 33:15 Glenn Murray takes a shot. Marcus Holness gets a block in.
  • 31:17 Effort on goal by Craig Noone from long range goes over the crossbar.
  • 29:50 A cross is delivered by Robbie Williams, save made by Casper Ankergren.
  • 28:25 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Craig Dawson.
  • 28:25 GOAL - Chris WoodRochdale 1 - 1 Brighton Chris Wood scores a penalty. Rochdale 1-1 Brighton.
  • 26:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Marcos Painter. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Adams from right wing, Marcos Painter makes a clearance.
  • 26:26 Booking The referee books Marcos Painter for unsporting behaviour.
  • 25:30 Craig Noone concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Wiseman. Direct free kick taken by Craig Dawson.
  • 23:57 Inigo Calderon takes a shot. Blocked by Robbie Williams.
  • 23:36 Elliott Bennett produces a cross.
  • 22:35 Craig Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Wood. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary Dicker from left channel.
  • 21:24 Unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady by Gordon Greer results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Robbie Williams.
  • 21:24 GOAL - Will AtkinsonRochdale 1 - 0 Brighton Goal scored by Will Atkinson from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-0 Brighton.
  • 19:26 The ball is delivered by Elliott Bennett, Header from close in by Chris Wood misses to the right of the target.
  • 18:59 Inigo Calderon takes a shot. Marcus Holness gets a block in.
  • 18:44 Craig Noone takes a shot. Craig Dawson gets a block in.
  • 17:41 Craig Noone takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Dawson.
  • 17:28 The ball is sent over by Elliott Bennett, Scott Wiseman gets a block in.
  • 14:59 Marcos Painter sends in a cross, Chris Wood takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 14:33 Chris O'Grady gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Elphick. Casper Ankergren takes the direct free kick.
  • 13:24 Substitution (Brighton) makes a substitution, with Craig Noone coming on for Liam Bridcutt.
  • 6:56 Jason Kennedy challenges Elliott Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Elliott Bennett from the free kick, blocked by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 6:56 Booking Jason Kennedy receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 6:30 The ball is sent over by Gary Jones, clearance by Tommy Elphick.
  • 5:47 A cross is delivered by Matt Done, clearance made by Marcos Painter.
  • 4:42 Unfair challenge on Robbie Williams by Radostin Kishishev results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Robbie Williams. Centre by Gary Jones, Matt Done has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 2:54 Chris Wood has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 1:38 Shot from long range by Elliott Bennett misses to the right of the goal.
  • 0:58 Chris Wood is caught offside. Craig Dawson takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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Npower League One table snapshot

As it stood on 2 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Brighton 39 42 84
2 Huddersfield 40 24 73
3 Southampton 37 35 68
4 Peterborough 39 24 67
5 MK Dons 40 6 65
6 Bournemouth 39 21 63
7 Rochdale 38 9 58
8 Leyton Orient 38 8 57
9 Brentford 39 -3 55
10 Exeter 40 -10 55
11 Colchester 40 -3 54
12 Charlton 39 -1 53
13 Carlisle 39 1 52
14 Hartlepool 40 -16 51
15 Oldham 40 -6 50
16 Sheff Wed 39 -5 47
17 Yeovil 39 -13 47
18 Tranmere 38 -10 43
19 Notts County 37 -9 42
20 Dag & Red 38 -11 41
21 Walsall 39 -16 40
22 Bristol R 39 -30 40
23 Swindon 40 -19 35
24 Plymouth 38 -18 33


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