HARTLEPOOL. Hartlepool United beats Rochdale with a 2-0 win with a goal from J. Umerah (54′) and a goal from J. Hamilton (64′).
Also, Rochdale had 2 players sent off: Ethan Ebanks-Landell (51′ for a red card) and Sam Graham (90′ for a double yellow card).
The match was played at the The Northern Gas and Power Stadium stadium in Hartlepool on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Marc Edwards with the assistance of Simon Clayton and Ivan Stankovic. The 4th official was Johnathon Bickerdike. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold at 1.1 degrees Celsius or 33.91 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 80%.
The ball possession was not so different. Hartlepool United was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Rochdale that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Hartlepool United was more aggressive with 62 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Hartlepool United won the match.
Hartlepool United shot 15 times, 6 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Rochdale shot 10 times, 3 on target, 7 off target.
Hartlepool United received 3 yellow cards (Peter Hartley, Jamie Sterry and Edon Pruti). Regarding the opposition, Rochdale received 1 yellow card (Sam Graham).
Also, Rochdale didn’t finish the match with 11 players after Sam Graham (Rochdale) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (90′).
Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Rochdale) was sent off after receiving a straight red card in the (51′).
After this match, Hartlepool United will have 22 points like Crawley Town to hold in the 22nd place. Talking about the opposition, Rochdale will stay with 20 points like Gillingham to sit in the 24th place.
In the next match in the League Two, Hartlepool United will play away with Salford City on the 18th of April with a 4-1 head to head record in favor of Salford City (3 draws).
Rochdale will host Tranmere Rovers on the 18th of April with a 4-2 head to head stats in favor of Rochdale (3 draws).
Hartlepool United – Formation
Hartlepool United started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Keith Curle decided to play with the following team: Ben Killip, Peter Hartley, David Ferguson, Jamie Sterry, Daniel Dodds, Edon Pruti, Nicky Featherstone, Matthew Dolan, Josh Umerah, Jack Hamilton and Joe Grey.
The home team had on the bench: Mohamad Sylla, Wes McDonald, Mouhamed Niang, Rollin Menayese, Reghan Tumilty, Jake Hastie and Patrick Boyes.
Hartlepool United made 3 changes: Jamie Sterry for Rollin Menayese (61′), Matty Dolan for Mouhamed Niang (75′) and Joe Grey for Jake Hastie (86′).
Rochdale – Formation
Rochdale started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
Jim Bentley played with: Jake Eastwood, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Cameron John, Max Edward Taylor, Femi Seriki, Jimmy Keohane, Danny Lloyd, Liam Kelly, Abraham Odoh, Ian Henderson and Devante Rodney.
They had on the bench: Sam Graham, Toumani Diagouraga, Scott Quigley, Tahvon Campbell, Richard O’Donnell, Jimmy Ball and Tyrese Sinclair.
Rochdale made 4 changes: Cameron John for Scott Quigley (60′), Danny Lloyd for Sam Graham (60′), Ian Henderson for James Ball (61′) and Abraham Odoh for Tyrese Sinclair (82′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the League Two.