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7th september 2001 


  • rochdale (away ko 3:00pm)

    After both of last terms games ended up as 0-0 draws maybe tomorrow will see a few goals.

    But will they come from the Harriers?

    On present form it's looking unlikely, we have only scored six times this season so far and two of those were from the spot.

    Rochdale, on the other hand, are sitting at the top of the table after winning four out of five games as well as 1-0 win in the Worthington Cup away at Huddersfield.
    Three of their league wins have also come away from home with victories against Oxford, Plymouth and Carlisle.

    So it looks like being a hard task for the Reds.

    All of our goals have come from Tony Bird (4), Andy Ducros and Mark Blake. None at all from Broughton or Hadley, will it be their turn tomorrow?.

    Mark Blake is missing with a hamstring injury but there may be a recall for Ducros after getting the only goal in a reserve fixture against Hartlepool in mid week.

    Lets hope that he's not too tired !

    Coming on in place of Blakey should be Dean Bennett, starting for the second time this season.
    Getting his first start will be Ian Joy in place of Scott Stamps if he hasn't recovered from his ankle injury, Ian Clarkson should continue in his come back role at right back in place of Parfait, who has one more banned game to serve.

    Harriers (from):
    Brock, Murphy, Stamps, Clarkson, Hinton, Smith, Bird, Davies, Faulds, Joy, Bennett, Shilton, Doyle, Foster, Murphy, Hadley, Broughton, Ducros, Corbett.

    Rochdale will probably turn out with the same team that beat Carlisle at Brunton Park last Saturday, although Paul Connor may be added to the squad if he has recovered from his hamstring injury in time.

    Youngster, Kevin Townson, who is being watched by a few Premier clubs may also find himself with another chance to impress.

    Rochdale (from): Gilks, Evans, McAuley, Coleman, Bayliss, Ford, Flitcroft, Jones, Oliver, Platt, Durkan, Townson, Connor, Todd, Griffths, Green.


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