Se­conds reg­is­ter first win against Didsbury

Rochdale Observer - - SCHOOL NEWS -

ROCHDALE’S 2nd team faced up against Didsbury North­ern 6s, a team they had never pre­vi­ously beaten in any en­counter.

The game started off with high tempo and was flow­ing well for Rochdale un­til Didsbury man­aged to find a quick counter and put the pres­sure on the Rochdale de­fence and se­cured the first goal of the game.

Rochdale, who usu­ally lose their shape and com­po­sure af­ter go­ing down a goal so early on, came back stronger and were press­ing high and hard, cre­at­ing lots of chances and even­tu­ally se­cur­ing an equaliser.

The game and the goals were flow­ing back­wards and for­wards for both teams.

By half time Rochdale were 3-2 down, and with the half time team talk still loud and clear, Rochdale could see that the game was still very much in their own hands and en­tered the sec­ond half full of de­ter­mi­na­tion to take con­trol of the game back.

Quickly they man­aged to se­cure the equal­is­ing goal and put them­selves on the front foot. Their cause was helped by Didsbury North­ern hav­ing two play­ers sent off on green cards, giv­ing Rochdale an ad­van­tage for two min­utes each time. They pushed on and gained the lead for the first time in the game.

With the last 10 min­utes to play it was still very open.

With Didsbury press­ing all the way into the Rochdale half, the de­fence stood strong and man­aged to play it out from the back giv­ing Rochdale a fan­tas­tic chance for the counter which they took and put the game away with a fi­nal goal.

The fi­nal score was 5-3 to Rochdale. It marks a fan­tas­tic start to the sea­son and was a very well de­served win.

A club spokesman said: “Com­ing back from two goals down and go­ing on to win the game 5-3 the team showed good char­ac­ter and we kept our dis­ci­pline and shape against a well or­gan­ised and phys­i­cal Didsbury North­ern side.

“The team showed great de­ter­mi­na­tion to­day and were an ex­am­ple of how a well or­gan­ised team can pre­vail re­gard­less of the score at half time.”

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