ROCHDALE. Mansfield Town overcomes Rochdale 1-0 after G. Maris scored just 1 goal (66′).
The match was played at the Crown Oil Arena stadium in Rochdale on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Rob Lewis with the support of Peter Gooch and Robert Atkin. The 4th official was Johnathon Bickerdike. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 11 degrees Celsius or 51.78 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 87%.
None of the teams was particularly dominant in terms of ball possession. Rochdale was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Mansfield Town that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Mansfield Town was putting more pressure with 55 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 3 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Mansfield Town won the match.
Rochdale shot 4 times, 1 on target, 3 off target. Regarding the opposition, Mansfield Town shot 13 times, 3 on target, 10 off target.
Rochdale received 3 yellow cards (T. Sinclair, F. Seriki and C. John). Talking about the opposition, Mansfield Town received 2 yellow cards (J. Perch and A. Hartigan).
After playing this match, Rochdale will stay with 15 points to sit in the 20th place. On the other side, Mansfield Town will have 30 points to hold in the 7th place.
In the next match in the League Two, Rochdale will host Tranmere Rovers on the 18th of April with a 4-2 head to head in favor of Rochdale (3 draws).
Mansfield Town will play away agasint Newport County on the 18th of April with a 11-7 head to head stats in favor of Mansfield Town (9 draws).
Rochdale – Formation
Rochdale started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Jim Bentley decided to play with the following team: Richard O’Donnell, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Jimmy Ball, Cameron John, Sam Graham, Toumani Diagouraga, Jimmy Keohane, Ethan Brierley, Ian Henderson, Tyrese Sinclair and Devante Rodney.
The home team had on the bench: Jim McNulty, Rayhaan Rahim Amari Tulloch, Ben Nelson, Oscar Kelly, Femi Seriki, Connor Malley and Bradley Kelly.
Rochdale made 4 changes: J. Keohane for F. Seriki (74′), J. Ball for R. Tulloch (74′), D. Rodney for C. Malley (85′) and T. Sinclair for O. Kelly (90′).
Mansfield Town – Formation
Mansfield Town started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
Nigel Clough played with: Christy Pym, James Perch, Elliott Hewitt, Stephen Quinn, Ollie Clarke, Kieran Wallace, Hiram Boateng, George Lapslie, Anthony Hartigan, Lukas Akins and Oliver Hawkins.
They had on the bench: Will Swan, Jordan Bowery, Jason Law, George Maris, John-Joe O’Toole, Scott Flinders and Kellan Gordon.
Mansfield Town made 5 changes: O. Clarke for J. Bowery (55′), S. Quinn for G. Maris (62′), G. Lapslie for J. Law (68′), K. Wallace for K. Gordon (68′) and J. Perch for J. J. O’Toole (69′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the League Two.
- Swindon Town – Tranmere Rovers – 1-1
- Sutton United – Bradford City – 0-2
- Newport County – Stockport County – 1-2
- Gillingham – Northampton Town – 0-2
- Stevenage – Hartlepool United – 1-0
- Salford City – AFC Wimbledon – 0-0
- Rochdale – Mansfield Town – 0-1
- Harrogate Town – Leyton Orient – 0-2
- Grimsby Town – Doncaster Rovers – 1-3
- Crewe Alexandra – Colchester United – 1-0
- Crawley Town – Barrow – 1-0
- Carlisle United – Walsall – 0-0