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Brilliant against Broughton

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 41 Broughton Park 8 Following on from last weeks great win at Birkenhead Park Dale welcomed Broughton Park who they had lost to on the opening day of the season by the smallest of margins determined to take revenge. Missing influential scrum half Danny Joesbury coach Danny Collins turned young 2nd team scrum half Zac Baker to fill the …

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Gillan has the final say at Birkenhead

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Birkenhead Park 27 v Rochdale 30 Rochdale had a strong side with only Chris Hodgkinson missing from the line up. A blustery afternoon at Park the home side had a great start the opening attack ended in a try but the conversion went wide 5-0. Dale were soon back in the game inside the Birkenhead 22 with Danny Joesbury and …

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Rochdale run league leaders close

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 17 Anselmians 26 After last week’s last-minute win at Altrincham Kersal, Rochdale were in good spirits as they took on the league leaders at Moorgate Avenue. This would be Aidy Gleeson’s last game before he departs for Australia. The game started in bright sunshine with good underfoot conditions made for good running rugby. After 2 minutes, a penalty to …

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Gleeson Banger seals Dale win

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Atlrincham Kersal 26 Rochdale 27 On a damp and breezy Bonfire Night Dale travelled to Altrincham for the first time in several seasons the main change for Dale was a debut for young winger Zac Baker, missing were Ross Hartley and Jake Castree with Jack Green returning to fly half. A good break by full back Josh Schofield was held …

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Dale back to winning ways

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 36 Wilmslow 10 Rochdale welcomed Matthew Johnston to play fly half and had an otherwise unchanged side from last week’s visit to Vale of Lune. Wilmslow started well with good attacks from their big pack Dale defended well and had a chance with a penalty just inside the visitors 22 Johnson opted for touch and from a well taken …

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Dale end winning run

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Vale of Lune 22 Rochdale 19 A mild afternoon at Powder House Lane saw Dale take on old rivals Vale of Lune the pitch was in perfect condition for what promised to be a good game of running rugby. Following a series of deep kicks and counter kicks which seem to be the hallmark of modern rugby it was Vale …

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Dale Full of Gleeson run riot over Winnington Park

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 54 Winningon Park 3 After a week off Rochdale continued their winning run at home against Winnington Park, the Cheshire side had only one victory to their name this season so Dale were anxious to get a maximum points win to keep up their push to the top of the Division. On a wet blustery afternoon Dale faced early …

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Five try Schofield sinks Glossop

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 48 Glossop 13On a wild and stormy afternoon at Moorgate Avenue Rochdale welcomed Glossop who had three wins out of four this season. Dale had lost Fly half Keelan Bradley to illness so in came Spud Green at No.10 and a welcome return to Chris Hodgkinson in the 2nd row. The game started with Glossop as expected pressing the …

Dale push big boys all the way

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Waterloo 29 Rochdale 26 After last week’s amazing second half performance Dale were out to prove they could compete at the highest level as they took on unbeaten Waterloo at the Memorial Ground. With Chris Hodgkinson and Tom Callaghan would have a tough job on their hands . The opening action of the game saw a penalty [the first of …

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Rochdale 34 Douglas (I.O.M.) 19

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

After suffering a close defeat at Broughton Park last week Rochdale looked for a good response against their Manx visitors, missing captain Dom Serridge with a broken foot and a couple of late cry offs Dale looked to Moore and Howard and Bentham to come in to strengthen the backs. A minutes silence was observed in memory of Her Majesty …