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Dark skies made the crowd of 2908 at The Armoury a little nervous, but the rain held off. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Stefan Neagu and . Bellevue had chosen a strategic 2-5-3 formation. The following players took the field: Turagabea - Filipović, Paokis - Văn Cao, Tuqiri, Riisager, Chan, May - Whitaker, Akhade, Navakamocea.

Rochdale started off with a 4-5-1 lineup. Lineup: Krústev - Ward, Puay Long, Pajak, 子楠 (Zinan) - Craner, Palmelão, Xu, Nisbet, Ashfield - Pitzalis.

Using their counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for Rochdale on this day, taking advantage of their excellent level with that tactic. After 9 minutes, Bellevue raised their score by one when David May's dangerous low cross was cleverly tucked in at the near post by Prashant Akhade. 1 - 0. Bellevue increased the lead as Wally Whitaker struck to make the score 2 - 0 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper. With 27 minutes gone, Gianluca Carlo Pitzalis suddenly found himself completely free on the right wing when a counterattack by Rochdale caught their opponents by surprise. Only a great save by the opposing keeper prevented him from scoring. The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 0. Bellevue claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 61 percent.

The Bellevue players could smell victory in the air. Wally Whitaker wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for Riley Mansfield after 46 minutes. With the clock showing 76 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of Rochdale resulted in a counterattack that was smoothly brought under control by Lester Xu in the centre of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high. A free kick just outside of the visitors' penalty area after 82 minutes could have resulted in another goal, but Ivan Krústev got a hand out and tipped the ball over the bar. The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave Mark Craner from Rochdale a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 83 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient! Bellevue were forced into a substitution as Brendon Chan couldn't continue due to some rough treatment, forcing Craig Fatt to come in off the bench. A counterattack by Rochdale after 86 minutes could have resulted in a goal, but Sérgio Palmelão, coming in on the left, couldn't get the shot off. Bellevue enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 68 percent of possession.

Bellevue's best player was Craig Fatt. On the other hand, Noel Navakamocea's play was disheartening. Most important Rochdale player was Gianluca Carlo Pitzalis. However, Rory Ward made a disastrous appearance. The match ends 2 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield weak (high) poor (very low) 15 9 4/20 3/20
Right defence excellent (very low) passable (high) 29 23 8/20 6/20
Central defence brilliant (low) formidable (low) 42 34 11/20 9/20
Left defence solid (very low) formidable (very low) 25 33 7/20 9/20
Right attack weak (very high) passable (low) 16 22 4/20 6/20
Central attack inadequate (very high) poor (very high) 20 12 5/20 3/20
Left attack inadequate (very low) poor (very low) 17 9 5/20 3/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence solid (very low) passable (high) 25 23 7/20 6/20
Attack weak (high) inadequate (very high) 15 20 4/20 5/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) excellent (no tactic) 8 8/20
 

Highlights

1 - 0  Prashant Akhade 9'
2 - 0  Wally Whitaker 22'
Mark Craner 83'
Brendon Chan 84'
Substitution Out  Wally Whitaker
In  Riley Mansfield
46'
Substitution Out Brendon Chan
In Craig Fatt
84'

Possession

61%
39%
68%
32%

Chance distribution

Home Away
10 4

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

Please note that the percentages above are meant to guide you, but they do not equate to the exact probabilities (to score for example) used in the match engine.

Indirect set pieces

Defence solid (very low) passable (high) 25 23 7/20 6/20
Attack weak (high) inadequate (very high) 15 20 4/20 5/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) excellent (no tactic) 8 8/20

Average ratings

Total player experience poor (very high) poor (very low) 12 9 3/20 3/20
Average midfield weak (high) poor (very low) 15 9 4/20 3/20
Average defence excellent (very high) excellent (low) 32 30 8/20 8/20
Average attack inadequate (low) weak (low) 18 14 5/20 4/20
Total average passable (low) inadequate (low) 22 18 6/20 5/20

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