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Rochdale   0 - 1   Cheltenham

Cheltenham's Julian Alsop scored in the last minute to clinch all three points against Rochdale in a tight encounter.

In the first half, Rochdale's Craig Dawson had a goal ruled out for offside and Chris Dagnall blazed over with the home side's best chance of the game.

Rochdale had the better of the second half but were unable to find the mark against a resolute Robins defence.

They paid the price in the last minute when Barry Hayles' pass found Alsop and he fired past goalkeeper Kenny Arthur.


Cheltenham manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We put Julian Alsop on but he obviously wasn't going to get in behind them because he's so slow.

"Then, when Barry Hayles rolled that ball across the 18 yard box for him, he showed a tremendous change of speed where he actually got slower I thought, before he toed it in the bottom corner.

"It was great to see him get that goal and great for our supporters who made the journey - I was chuffed to bits with how many there were."

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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Rochdale 0-1 Cheltenham FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Alsop 90

    Rochdale

    • 01 Arthur
    • 03 Kennedy
    • 26 Dawson
    • 28 Flynn
    • 31 Holness
    • 07 Kennedy
    • 08 Jones
    • 11 Rundle (Spencer 77)
    • 15 Thompson
    • 30 Buckley
    • 09 Dagnall

    Substitutes

    • 21 Edwards,
    • 02 Wiseman,
    • 12 Stevens,
    • 24 Brown,
    • 10 Spencer,
    • 17 Shaw,
    • 18 Higginbotham

    Cheltenham

    • 01 Brown
    • 03 Ridley
    • 04 Duff
    • 05 Townsend
    • 06 Diallo yellow card
    • 08 Gallinagh
    • 02 Bird (Alsop 82)
    • 16 Bozanic
    • 09 Richards
    • 11 Hammond (Hutton 73)
    • 19 Denton (Hayles 61)

    Substitutes

    • 40 Richardson,
    • 12 Haynes,
    • 15 Tabor,
    • 10 Hutton,
    • 17 Low,
    • 38 Hayles,
    • 39 Alsop
    Ref: HainesAtt: 2,311
    ROCHDALE
    CHELTENHAM

    Possession

    • Rochdale 58%
    • Cheltenham 42%

    Attempts on target

    • Rochdale 10
    • Cheltenham 7

    Attempts off target

    • Rochdale 9
    • Cheltenham 8

    Corners

    • Rochdale 8
    • Cheltenham 1

    Fouls

    • Rochdale 6
    • Cheltenham 10
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:07 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+4:26 Unfair challenge on Marcus Holness by Julian Alsop results in a free kick. Thomas Kennedy takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+3:52 Scott Spencer has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
    • 90:00+3:00 Barry Hayles gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Flynn. Matthew Flynn takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+2:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Hutton by Matthew Flynn. Free kick taken by David Hutton.
    • 90:00+1:59 Foul by Joe Thompson on Barry Hayles, free kick awarded. Lee Ridley takes the direct free kick.
    • 89:52 Assist on the goal came from Barry Hayles.
    • 89:52 GOAL - Julian AlsopRochdale 0 - 1 Cheltenham Julian Alsop grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rochdale 0-1 Cheltenham.
    • 88:49 Thomas Kennedy delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, save by Scott P Brown.
    • 88:49 Booking Drissa Diallo goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 88:28 Drissa Diallo challenges William Buckley unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 87:31 Effort on goal by David Hutton from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
    • 85:30 Scott Spencer challenges Drissa Diallo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Townsend delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Matthew Flynn makes a clearance.
    • 85:01 Scott Spencer takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
    • 84:37 Justin Richards takes a shot. Save made by Kenny Arthur.
    • 84:01 Thomas Kennedy crosses the ball, blocked by Michael Townsend.
    • 83:45 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by William Buckley.
    • 81:11 Substitution (Cheltenham) makes a substitution, with Julian Alsop coming on for David Bird.
    • 79:45 Thomas Kennedy takes a corner.
    • 78:39 Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Lee Ridley gets a block in. Short corner taken by William Buckley from the left by-line.
    • 76:45 Substitution Scott Spencer is brought on as a substitute for Adam Rundle.
    • 74:38 Barry Hayles produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 74:01 Drissa Diallo handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Thomas Kennedy takes the free kick.
    • 72:19 Substitution David Hutton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Elvis Hammond.
    • 71:17 William Buckley takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Townsend. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by William Buckley, Craig Dawson has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 70:33 Adam Rundle takes a shot. Scott P Brown makes a save.
    • 69:32 Chris Dagnall is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
    • 65:34 The offside flag is raised against Elvis Hammond. Free kick taken by Kenny Arthur.
    • 63:48 Effort from inside the area by Elvis Hammond misses to the left of the target.
    • 61:23 Shane Duff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on William Buckley. Gary Jones takes the direct free kick.
    • 60:18 Substitution (Cheltenham) makes a substitution, with Barry Hayles coming on for Tom Denton.
    • 59:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Lee Ridley. Free kick crossed right-footed by Thomas Kennedy from right channel, Drissa Diallo manages to make a clearance.
    • 58:05 Joe Thompson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
    • 57:32 Outswinging corner taken by Adam Rundle, Tom Denton manages to make a clearance.
    • 54:43 Adam Rundle takes a shot. Scott P Brown makes a save.
    • 54:31 William Buckley takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Ridley.
    • 53:44 Effort on goal by Oliver Bozanic from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 52:25 William Buckley fouled by Shane Duff, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Rundle crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Lee Ridley manages to make a clearance.
    • 51:18 Unfair challenge on Justin Richards by Craig Dawson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Bird.
    • 49:05 Chris Dagnall is caught offside. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
    • 47:20 Adam Rundle takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:16 The ref blows to signal half-time.
    • 45:00+0:45 Shot from just outside the area by William Buckley misses to the right of the target.
    • 44:52 Effort on goal by Adam Rundle from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 43:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Flynn by Tom Denton. Jason Kennedy takes the free kick.
    • 38:36 Unfair challenge on William Buckley by Shane Duff results in a free kick. Matthew Flynn takes the free kick.
    • 37:59 Gary Jones produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 35:15 Justin Richards has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 34:32 Jason Kennedy takes a shot. David Bird gets a block in.
    • 33:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Holness on Tom Denton. Direct free kick taken by David Bird.
    • 32:57 Justin Richards takes a shot. Save by Kenny Arthur.
    • 32:00 Chris Dagnall conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
    • 30:47 Handball by Elvis Hammond. Craig Dawson takes the indirect free kick.
    • 29:46 Justin Richards produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
    • 29:06 Joe Thompson challenges Oliver Bozanic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
    • 26:13 Joe Thompson takes a shot. Andy Gallinagh gets a block in.
    • 23:56 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Rundle from the left by-line, clearance by Drissa Diallo.
    • 23:00 Corner taken left-footed by Adam Rundle, clearance made by Oliver Bozanic.
    • 21:00 Corner taken by Adam Rundle from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the box by Craig Dawson misses to the right of the target.
    • 19:36 The assistant referee flags for offside against Tom Denton. Kenny Arthur takes the indirect free kick.
    • 18:43 Oliver Bozanic takes a shot. Save by Kenny Arthur. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Bird played to the near post, clearance by Thomas Kennedy.
    • 17:19 Andy Gallinagh concedes a free kick for a foul on William Buckley. Adam Rundle crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing. The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Dagnall. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 16:59 The referee blows for offside against Elvis Hammond. Free kick taken by Thomas Kennedy.
    • 15:38 Tom Denton produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
    • 14:47 David Bird takes a shot. Gary Jones gets a block in.
    • 14:37 Elvis Hammond takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Flynn.
    • 12:05 Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Andy Gallinagh gets a block in.
    • 7:28 Shane Duff concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Dagnall. The ball is crossed by Jason Kennedy, Effort from deep inside the area by William Buckley misses to the right of the target.
    • 6:17 William Buckley is caught offside. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 5:36 Elvis Hammond produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
    • 4:50 Chris Dagnall is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
    • 1:04 Elvis Hammond takes a shot. Kenny Arthur makes a save.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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    League Two results

    18 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

    Home Team Score Away Team Time
    Accrington Stanley 0-3 Northampton R
    Barnet 2-0 Morecambe R
    Bournemouth 1-0 Aldershot R
    Bradford 0-2 Lincoln City R
    Burton Albion 0-2 Torquay R
    Dag & Red 5-0 Shrewsbury R
    Darlington 0-1 Crewe R
    Grimsby 1-2 Rotherham R
    Hereford 1-3 Bury R
    Macclesfield 2-0 Port Vale R
    Rochdale 0-1 Cheltenham R

    League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 18 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Dag & Red 3 8 9
    2 Bournemouth 3 5 9
    3 Cheltenham 3 2 7
    4 Notts County 2 9 6
    5 Crewe 3 4 6
    6 Torquay 3 2 6
    7 Lincoln City 3 2 6
    8 Rotherham 3 1 6
    9 Bury 3 0 6
    10 Northampton 3 2 4
    11 Barnet 3 1 4
    12 Rochdale 3 0 4
    13 Macclesfield 3 -2 4
    14 Shrewsbury 3 -3 4
    15 Aldershot 3 0 3
    16 Burton Albion 3 -1 3
    17 Chesterfield 2 -1 3
    18 Accrington Stanley 3 -3 3
    19 Hereford 3 -2 2
    20 Port Vale 3 -2 2
    21 Morecambe 3 -5 1
    22 Bradford 3 -7 1
    23 Darlington 3 -4 0
    24 Grimsby 3 -6 0


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