This game has become somewhat of a derby over the last few years, it is normally a high charge close game and this was to prove no different.
Rochdale were coming off the back of a poor performance to Southport and missing severest first team regulars. However Rochdale flew out of the blocks, scoring after a few mins. And there will be few easier goals scored, 3 passes from defence to goal with Adam Massey cooly finishing from the top of the D past the Golborne keeper.
After this Rochdale pushed and pushed and had several goal mouth scrambles and we unlucky not to be out of sight after twenty minutes. But Golborne fought hard by half-time the score was 3-2 to Rochdale after a second for Massey and Kieran King adding the third.
Despite this Golborne never know when to quit and pulled one back just after the break to make it 3-3 and this is how it would stay.
Rochdale were unlucky not to be awarded a flick for the second week running after a foot on the line from a Golborne defender. However ill discipline again cost the Rochdale team as two players were sent off in the second half.
Captain Michael Waddicor. ” We performed well and really stuck to there new formation with assistance from our watching coach Aasim. Who was a constant voice on the side line”.
The Flying Horse Man of the Match went to Rob Lees.