De­pleted Dale share the spoils


THIS game has be­come some­what of a derby over the last few years – it is nor­mally a high charge close game and this was to prove no dif­fer­ent.

Rochdale were com­ing off the back of a poor per­for­mance to South­port and miss­ing sever­est first team reg­u­lars.

How­ever, they flew out of the blocks, scor­ing af­ter a few min­utes.

And there will be few eas­ier goals scored, three­p­asses from de­fence to goal with Adam Massey cooly fin­ish­ing from the top of the D past the Golborne keeper.

Af­ter this Rochdale pushed and pushed and had sev­eral goal mouth scram­bles and we un­lucky not to be out of sight af­ter twenty min­utes.

But Golborne fought hard by half-time the score was 3-2 to Rochdale af­ter a sec­ond for Massey and Kieran King adding the third.

De­spite this Golborne never know when to quit and pulled one back just af­ter the break to make it 3-3 and this is how it would stay.

Rochdale were un­lucky not to be awarded a flick for the sec­ond week run­ning af­ter a foot on the line from a Golborne de­fender. How­ever ill dis­ci­pline again cost the Rochdale team as two play­ers were sent off in the sec­ond half.

Cap­tain Michael Wad­di­cor said: “We per­formed well and re­ally stuck to there new for­ma­tion with as­sis­tance from our watch­ing coach, who was a con­stant voice on the side line.”

Rob Lees in ac­tion for the first team against Golborne at the week­end

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