Peterborough Utd 3 Rochdale 0
 

Basic Information

Date 11th August 2007.
Stadium London Road, Peterborough, England
Competition League Two.
Attendance 5,575 (667 away).
Officials Ray Lee.

After a disappointing pre-season, Posh begin their league campaign with a convincing win over Rochdale. Josh Low grabs an early goal, while at the other end Shane Blackett and Craig Morgan prevent Shwan Jalal, played in favour of Mark Tyler, from being tested. Just before half-time Aaron Mclean celebrates his return from injury by doubling the lead. On the hour mark d├ębutant Chris Whelpdale hits the post with a volley and Josh Low smacks the rebound against the bar. Darren Ferguson's men are unable to find the net again until the final minute, when late substitute Danny Crow scores only his second goal since December 2006. Dale boss Keith Hill says that his side got off lightly, "Peterborough showed exactly why I and most other tipsters believe they will finish in the top two."

Teams

Peterborough Utd
Management
Darren Ferguson
Kevin Russell (assistant)
Starting line-up
13 Shwan Jalal
2 Josh Low Goal
3 Shane Blackett
4 Craig Morgan Yellow Card
7 Adam Newton
8 Micah Hyde (captain)
9 Aaron Mclean Goal (-89')
10 George Boyd (-82')
11 Dean Keates
17 Jamie Day
18 Chris Whelpdale (-77')
Substitutes
1 Mark Tyler
5 Chris Westwood (+77')
6 Charlie Lee
16 Danny Crow Goal (+82')
23 Rene Howe (+89')
Rochdale
Management
Keith Hill
David Flitcroft (assistant)
Starting line-up
1 James Spencer
2 Simon Ramsden
3 Tom Kennedy
6 Lee Crooks
7 Ben Muirhead (-54')
8 Gary Jones (captain)
9 Chris Dagnall
10 Adam Le Fondre
11 Adam Rundle (-54')
16 David Perkins
23 Rory McArdle
Substitutes
12 Nathan D'Laryea (+54')
17 Glenn Murray (+54')
19 Jerome Watt
21 Sam Russell
27 Rory Prendergast