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The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

A ROCHALE fan from Down Un­der was left feel­ing down when he trav­elled more than 10,000 miles to see them and the match was called off – but now he’s on top of the world!

Alex Ol­lier flew to the UK from Aus­tralia in Jan­uary to see Dale against Fleet­wood Town, but the League One game was post­poned due to a frozen pitch.

But now Foot­ball League spon­sor Sky Bet are fly­ing the Sun­shine Coast na­tive back to the UK next month to see Dale play Black­pool.

He’ll also be given VIP treat­ment by the club and a fully-signed Dale shirt do­nated by Sky Bet as a sou­venir of the game.

“I was gut­ted to miss the game against Fleet­wood,” said the 21-year- old.“It would have been only my se­cond Dale game ever – the first was nearly a decade ago!

“When Sky Bet got in touch to say that they’d pay for my flights back to the UK I was over the moon. I can’t wait to make my dream be­come a re­al­ity.”

NEW CHANCE: Alex Ol­lier

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