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Dark skies made the crowd of 3805 at Springfield Park a little nervous, but the rain held off. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gastone Discenza and . Rochdale tactics involved an interesting 2-5-2 combination. Lineup: Colbourne - Porter, Saar - Sumerel, Castle, Agrawal, Birch, Marks - Pitzalis, Wotsch.

A 5-4-1 alignment was the formation of choice for Bellevue. The following players took the field: Rapid - Filipović, Tuqiri, Chan, Văn Cao, Paokis - May, Charmawawina, Gambhir, Vaughan - Akhade.

Rochdale were relying on their solid ability to counter-attack. Rochdale broke through on the left 7 minutes into the game, with David Birch firing in from an acute angle to give the home side a 1 - 0 lead. After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, Nitin Agrawal got himself booked. The manager of Rochdale was not happy. Troy Vaughan came close to levelling the score 15 minutes into the game, as he was set up with a through ball coming in from the left, but his shot hit the post. Bellevue almost scored after a swift counterattack 21 minutes into the game, but Caleb Charmawawina put the shot from the left flank just outside the goal. 25 minutes into the game, Rochdale seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to inadequate. 28 minutes in, Rochdale's Davy Castle received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first. Halftime score was 1 - 0. Rochdale had most of the ball, with 53 percent of possession.

Despite his frustration resulting in the smashing of a few teacups, the coach of Rochdale was able to get his message across, and raised Rochdale's organisation to solid. The bench was restless, and with 46 minutes passed Bellevue's coach gave Wally Whitaker the opportunity the player had been hoping for. David May reluctantly left the field. Bellevue's Wally Whitaker got himself booked for a foul. 57 minutes were showing on the scoreboard when Bellevue's Wally Whitaker received his second yellow card and was sent off. After 59 minutes, there was a bit of a mixup on the field as Rochdale found themselves out of position and their organisation level dropped to inadequate. An equalising goal seemed certain after 68 minutes when Caleb Charmawawina attacked down the left wing, but Charles 'Charlie Boy' Colbourne just managed to make a save to keep the ball out of the net. 69 minutes into the game, Rochdale had difficulty finding their positions and their organisation dropped to weak. Rochdale claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 58 percent.

The most dominating Rochdale player was without a doubt Teodor Wotsch. Gianluca Carlo Pitzalis was a disappointment, however. Most important Bellevue player was Cô Văn Cao. Grady Rapid on the other hand, had a terrible day. The match ends 1 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (very high) inadequate (low) 20 18 5/20 5/20
Right defence passable (high) outstanding (high) 23 39 6/20 10/20
Central defence formidable (very high) world class (low) 36 50 9/20 13/20
Left defence outstanding (high) brilliant (low) 39 42 10/20 11/20
Right attack inadequate (low) weak (low) 18 14 5/20 4/20
Central attack weak (very high) wretched (very high) 16 8 4/20 2/20
Left attack solid (very low) weak (high) 25 15 7/20 4/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence formidable (very high) solid (high) 36 27 9/20 7/20
Attack solid (very low) weak (very high) 25 16 7/20 4/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill solid (no tactic) 7 (no tactic) 7/20


1 - 0  David Birch 7'
Nitin Agrawal 13'
Davy Castle 28'
Wally Whitaker 54'
Wally Whitaker 57'
Substitution Out  David May
In  Wally Whitaker



Chance distribution

Home Away
7 5

4 Left attack 3
2 Central attack 1
1 Right attack 1
0 Other 0
0 Special events 0
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defence formidable (very high) solid (high) 36 27 9/20 7/20
Attack solid (very low) weak (very high) 25 16 7/20 4/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill solid (no tactic) 7 (no tactic) 7/20

Average ratings

Total player experience weak (low) poor (high) 14 11 4/20 3/20
Average midfield inadequate (very high) inadequate (low) 20 18 5/20 5/20
Average defence formidable (very low) brilliant (very high) 33 44 9/20 11/20
Average attack inadequate (high) poor (very high) 19 12 5/20 3/20
Total average passable (very high) solid (very low) 24 25 6/20 7/20


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