Hello all, my name is Ishaaq and you’re more than welcome to have a read through of my live-blog of Sunday’s action between Rochdale and Notts County in the first round of the FA Cup, which ended in a stalemate resulting to a replay.
3′ BOOKING FOR NOTTS COUNTY- Dion Kelly-Evans is shown the first yellow of the game after a clumsy challenge, 0-0
16′ First chance of the game for Rochdale’s Abraham Odoh with his shot from the edge of the box narrowly missing the target- it’s been a rather scrappy start to the game with both teams conceding constant fouls, 0-0
22′ Notts County’s Jim O’Brian’s effort is well blocked- The game is beginning to open up, 0-0
24′ Notts County break quickly after a Rochdale corner, but Joel Taylor’s long range strike goes just wide of the far post, 0-0
31′ Rochdale appear to gaining momentum with half chances for Corey O’Keefe and Jake Beesley which are well blocked, 0-0
37′ The game seems to have lost its fluidity as both sides continue to make fouls causing the game to lose it’s rhythm- Rochdale appear more likely to score the opening goal of the game at the moment, 0-0
42′ Notts County ending the half strong with an effort from Ruben Rodrigues’ effort destined for the net is blocked by the rushing Rochdale bodies, 0-0
45′ GOAL FOR ROCHDALE! O’Keefe with a beautiful strike into the top right corner to give Rochdale the lead on the stroke of half time, 1-0
SECOND HALF KICKS OFF
49′ Rochdale bring their momentum into the second half as Odoh looks to double their lead but his effort goes wide of the far post, 1-0
52′ Notts Country with their first chance of the half as Callum Roberts fires a powerful effort from the edge of the box but the shot is blocked, 1-0
53′ Rochdale reply quickly with a long range effort but it sails harmlessly over the bar, 1-0
58′ Both keepers staying busy with two great saves after quick succession- You sense a goal could come for either side at the moment, 1-0
59′ SUBSTITUTION FOR NOTTS COUNTY- Aaron Nemane replaces Dion Kelly Evans
61′ The substitute Nemane looking to make an early impact with a shot on goal but his effort is blocked, 1-0
62' GOAL FOR NOTTS COUNTY- Kyle Wooten equalises with a superb header from a corner- We're all square at the Crown Oil Arena, 1-1
64′ SUBSTITUTION FOR ROCHDALE- Conor Grant replaces Stephen Dooley
74′ The game has been quiet since the equaliser, with Notts County’s Matthew Palmer with a half chance but it’s high and wide, 1-1
78′ SUBSTITUTION FOR NOTTS COUNTY- Frank Vincent replaces Callum Roberts
81′ Rodrigues takes a shot from range for Notts County but his effort keeps on rising, 1-1
85′ BOOKING FOR NOTTS COUNTY- Kyle Cameron goes into the book for a late challenge, 1-1
89′ BOOKING FOR ROCHDALE- The goalscorer O’Keefe receives a yellow, 1-1
90′- FOUR MINUTES ADDED TIME
92′ Anthony Patterson with a brilliant instinctive save to deny a Eoghan O’Connell a late winner for Rochdale, 1-1
Notts County earn a replay against Rochdale in the first round of the FA Cup, after an even game with Corey O’Keefe taking the lead just before half time and a second half equaliser from Kyle Wooten.
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