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Having looked forward to this game all week, it was quite a disappointment for the Rochdale players when their scheduled opponents did not show up. But the groundskeeper called some friends over for a game instead. Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and The Burial Mound saw a crowd turnout of 3171. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by and . Saxons tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination. Lineup: Knudsen - í Hvalba, á Kiksli, Guttesen, Jakobsen - Klein, Obendorfer, Barylak, Nielsen - Tyril, á Trøllagili.

A 5-4-1 alignment was the formation of choice for Rochdale. The following players took the field: Krústev - Szachta, Colbourne, Agrawal, Huart, 子楠 (Zinan) - Persico, Pajak, Palmelão, Craner - Golovnya.

Rochdale were mostly trying to use their magnificent skill at attacking on the flanks. After 15 minutes, there was a bit of a mixup on the field as Saxons found themselves out of position and their organisation level dropped to solid. Some good play on the left wing created an opportunity for the visitors 25 minutes into the match, and Charles 'Charlie Boy' Colbourne wasn't about to let it go by. He got past the defenders and fired a shot that the keeper just missed. 0 - 1 for the visitors. The referee signalled a penalty 27 minutes into the game following an offence which looked like it was outside the box. Charles 'Charlie Boy' Colbourne knocked it home to make the score 0 - 2. Some fine movement on the left led to a Rochdale goal after 28 minutes, making it 0 - 3. Nitin Agrawal was noted down as the scorer. 29 minutes into the game, Saxons seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to inadequate. 0 - 3 was the halftime score. Rochdale enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 66 percent of possession.

During the break, Saxons's coach went through the team's tactics yet again, getting them up to solid organisation. Content with how the game was proceeding, the Rochdale coach let Yeoh Puay Long replace Charles 'Charlie Boy' Colbourne after 46 minutes. Charles 'Charlie Boy' Colbourne was coming off, and had placed his last free kick for the day. That meant that Mark Craner got the chance to showcase his dead ball skills. Attacking on the wings was the choice for Rochdale, and they were successfully passing the ball from the middle to the wings to attack. Yeoh Puay Long of Rochdale took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 47 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 0 - 4. After this, you could see that the players of Rochdale were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals. Saxons's Bergur á Kiksli got himself booked for a foul. Rochdale were forced into a substitution as Karol 'Vorderman' Szachta couldn't continue due to some rough treatment, forcing Mischa Büsser to come in off the bench. 65 minutes in, Saxons appeared unsure on how to play and their organisation was only weak. Rochdale had a good opportunity to attack in the middle, but remembered their instructions to focus on wing attacks instead. The home crowd was not impressed when Myroslav Golovnya came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 71 minutes. Rochdale were now up 0 - 5. Nitin Agrawal sailed high above the opponents as he headed in a corner kick from Mark Craner after 78 minutes of play, making the score 0 - 6. Myroslav Golovnya increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 0 - 7. 80 minutes into the game, Saxons seemed to suffer a certain amount of confusion and they fell to a poor level of organisation. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Rochdale, with 71 percent of the ball.

Saxons's best player was Karol Barylak. On the other hand, Jens Eli í Hvalba's play was disheartening. Rochdale's top performer was clearly Myroslav Golovnya. Morgan 'Sweet' Huart was a disappointment, however. The match ends 0 - 7.

Rating details

Midfield wretched (very high) weak (very high) 8 16 2/20 4/20
Right defence wretched (very high) outstanding (low) 8 38 2/20 10/20
Central defence poor (very high) excellent (low) 12 30 3/20 8/20
Left defence poor (low) excellent (high) 10 31 3/20 8/20
Right attack poor (very low) formidable (low) 9 34 3/20 9/20
Central attack poor (high) poor (low) 11 10 3/20 3/20
Left attack poor (high) poor (high) 11 11 3/20 3/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence weak (very low) excellent (low) 13 30 4/20 8/20
Attack weak (very low) passable (very high) 13 24 4/20 6/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack on wings
Tactic skill (no tactic) magnificent (no tactic) 12 12/20
 

Highlights

0 - 1  Charles 'Charlie Boy' Colbourne 25'
0 - 2  Charles 'Charlie Boy' Colbourne 27'
0 - 3  Nitin Agrawal 28'
0 - 4  Yeoh Puay Long 47'
0 - 5  Myroslav Golovnya 71'
0 - 6  Nitin Agrawal 78'
0 - 7  Myroslav Golovnya 79'
Bergur á Kiksli 57'
Karol 'Vorderman' Szachta 58'
Substitution Out  Charles 'Charlie Boy' Colbourne
In  Yeoh Puay Long
46'
Substitution Out Karol 'Vorderman' Szachta
In Mischa Büsser
58'

Possession

34%
66%
29%
71%

Chance distribution

Home Away
2 8

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defence weak (very low) excellent (low) 13 30 4/20 8/20
Attack weak (very low) passable (very high) 13 24 4/20 6/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack on wings
Tactic skill (no tactic) magnificent (no tactic) 12 12/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (low) passable (low) 18 22 5/20 6/20
Average midfield wretched (very high) weak (very high) 8 16 2/20 4/20
Average defence poor (low) formidable (very low) 10 33 3/20 9/20
Average attack poor (low) inadequate (low) 10 18 3/20 5/20
Total average poor (very low) passable (low) 9 22 3/20 6/20

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