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Clear skies welcomed the 2300 spectators who had made their way to Springfield Park. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Oren Assif and Sil Drieman. Rochdale had chosen a strategic 5-4-1 formation. The following players took the field: Krústev - Lukić, Puay Long, Colbourne, 子楠 (Zinan), Porter - Persico, Büsser, Willis, Sánchez Barriga - Golovnya.

Anstruther tactics involved an interesting 4-5-1 combination. Lineup: Cranford - Peters, Wallington, Brewis, Blizzard - Robert, Downie, Galbraith, Divine, Pearson - Hellewell.

The wings were the focus of most of Rochdale's attacks on this day, taking advantage of their world class level with that tactic. 18 minutes in, Rochdale's Scott Porter received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first. After 28 minutes of play, Damiano Persico gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right. After 31 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and Myroslav Golovnya gave the Rochdale supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 2 - 0. Rochdale put themselves up 3 - 0 when Clint Willis broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake. Rochdale had a good opportunity to attack in the middle, but remembered their instructions to focus on wing attacks instead. After 41 minutes, 方 (Fang) 子楠 (Zinan) put Rochdale ahead 4 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing. By now, the players in Rochdale felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward. The Rochdale free kick 43 minutes into the match seemed wasted, as the shot was both short and off target. But was this actually a plan? The ball landed at the feet of Clint Willis, who was completely unmarked in the box. That's 5 - 0! It was 5 - 0 at the break. Rochdale enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 67 percent of possession.

Mischa Büsser increased the lead for Rochdale to 6 - 0, getting a head onto a hooked ball from the right. The ball looked to have taken a deflection on the way in, but he's claiming it! Mischa Büsser increased Rochdale's lead to 7 - 0 with a penalty spot cannonball. Rochdale had to make a substitution after 65 minutes. Scott Porter limped off the field and was replaced by Nitin Agrawal. Gorka Sánchez Barriga sailed high above the opponents as he headed in a corner kick from Mischa Büsser after 74 minutes of play, making the score 8 - 0. Rochdale's Nitin Agrawal increased the lead to 9 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 77 minutes. Rochdale put themselves up 10 - 0 when Mischa Büsser broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake. At that, Mischa Büsser was noted down for a hat trick! Anstruther's defence sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counterattack with 80 minutes gone, but Alan Downie's finish was met by the reaching hands of the keeper. Rochdale claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 65 percent.

Most important Rochdale player was Myroslav Golovnya. 方 (Fang) 子楠 (Zinan) was a disappointment, however. Anstruther's best player was Tom Robert. Dylan Cranford turned in a dismal performance, however. The match ends 10 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield solid (very high) weak (very low) 28 13 7/20 4/20
Right defence excellent (very low) inadequate (low) 29 18 8/20 5/20
Central defence solid (very low) passable (low) 25 22 7/20 6/20
Left defence excellent (very low) inadequate (high) 29 19 8/20 5/20
Right attack outstanding (very high) weak (very high) 40 16 10/20 4/20
Central attack poor (very high) poor (very low) 12 9 3/20 3/20
Left attack wretched (very high) poor (very high) 8 12 2/20 3/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence excellent (low) inadequate (very low) 30 17 8/20 5/20
Attack passable (very high) weak (high) 24 15 6/20 4/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Normal
Tactic skill world class (no tactic) 13 (no tactic) 13/20
 

Highlights

1 - 0  Damiano Persico 28'
2 - 0  Myroslav Golovnya 31'
3 - 0  Clint Willis 38'
4 - 0  方 (Fang) 子楠 (Zinan) 41'
5 - 0  Clint Willis 43'
6 - 0  Mischa Büsser 47'
7 - 0  Mischa Büsser 64'
8 - 0  Gorka Sánchez Barriga 74'
9 - 0  Nitin Agrawal 77'
10 - 0  Mischa Büsser 78'
Scott Porter 18'
Scott Porter 65'
Substitution Out Scott Porter
In Nitin Agrawal
65'

Possession

67%
33%
65%
35%

Chance distribution

Home Away
11 1

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defence excellent (low) inadequate (very low) 30 17 8/20 5/20
Attack passable (very high) weak (high) 24 15 6/20 4/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Normal
Tactic skill world class (no tactic) 13 (no tactic) 13/20

Average ratings

Total player experience passable (very high) poor (very low) 24 9 6/20 3/20
Average midfield solid (very high) weak (very low) 28 13 7/20 4/20
Average defence solid (very high) inadequate (very high) 28 20 7/20 5/20
Average attack inadequate (very high) poor (very high) 20 12 5/20 3/20
Total average solid (very low) weak (high) 25 15 7/20 4/20

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