The FA Cup - First Round
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Rochdale 2-1 Gateshead

Ian Henderson's 100th goal for Rochdale proved decisive in a 2-1 FA Cup first-round victory over Gateshead.

Dale took the lead in the 21st minute when Jordan Williams and Henderson combined on the left before Henderson's low cross was turned into the roof of the net by Gateshead defender Jon Mellish.

Within 60 seconds the home side had doubled their lead when Bradden Inman raced clear down the left wing and centred the ball for Henderson to slide home his 100th goal for the League One club.

The National League outfit earned themselves a lifeline within minutes of the restart.

Mellish fed a pass into Greg Olley on the edge of the area and his backheel flick completely bamboozled the Dale defence, leaving the advancing Mellish in the clear.

Dale goalkeeper Brandon Moore got a hand to his shot but could only parry it into the roof of the net.

Olley had a great chance to level the game up when Scott Boden's flick on sent him one-on-one with Moore as he lifted the ball over the Dale stopper - but failed to get enough dip on his finish as it cleared the crossbar.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Moore
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGaheyBooked at 31mins
  • 5Delaney
  • 21Hart
  • 7Dooley
  • 10Camps
  • 16DoneSubstituted forAndrewat 56'minutes
  • 19InmanBooked at 84minsSubstituted forCloughat 89'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forPerkinsat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 8Williams
  • 9Andrew
  • 17Perkins
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 25Adshead
  • 26Clough

Gateshead

Formation 5-3-2

  • 23Pears
  • 2Tinkler
  • 5Kerr
  • 6Williamson
  • 12Mellish
  • 3Barrow
  • 8Olley
  • 4HunterSubstituted forMolyneuxat 65'minutes
  • 15White
  • 19BodenSubstituted forRiggat 74'minutes
  • 9Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 1Foden
  • 7Thomson
  • 10Rigg
  • 14O'Donnell
  • 17Forbes
  • 18Devitt
  • 21Molyneux
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
2,415

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 2, Gateshead 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Gateshead 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead. Conceded by Sam Hart.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Zach Clough (Rochdale).

  5. Post update

    Tom White (Gateshead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  7. Post update

    Delay in match Brendan Moore (Rochdale) because of an injury.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Zach Clough replaces Bradden Inman.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steven Rigg (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hart (Rochdale).

  11. Post update

    Robbie Tinkler (Gateshead) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Sam Hart (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Luke Armstrong (Gateshead).

  14. Booking

    Bradden Inman (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Sam Hart (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Greg Olley (Gateshead).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Barrow (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Luke Molyneux (Gateshead).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.