All over – decent win in the end.
Threlkeld on for Feeney
Riley forces Musumgu into a good save with a left-footed drive. All came about through Spearing’s pressure on ball. Keeper then made another great block from Davies.
Trialist nearly made a name for himself, heading wide from close range.
Wearing the number 50 shirt. Not sure I’ve seen anyone at Wanderers that high on the list.
Ryan Sellers on for Moxey
Riley on for McNaughton
Great turn from the substitute, shrugged off his man and drilled a shot into the bottom corner. Almost lazily done – but a fine strike.
GOAL Conor Wilkinson
Davies for Beckford
Wilkinson for Medo
Logan strikes over the top for Dale.
We’ll be seeing Cian Bolger soon.
Rob Hall off for Vela
Campus clashes heads with Feeney and comes off very much second best. Blood pouring from an eye wound.
Looks like Josh Vela coming on.
Medo takes a shot from distance that clips off Eastham and out for a corner.
Bit like Ariza Makakula.
Trialist is on for Rochdale. Looks an imposing type.
Rochdale keeper has raced smartly off his line twice in the last few mins to clear from Beckford. Meanwhile, Tanser blasts just wide from 25 yards for the home side.
Another effort from Vicenti from distance. Just wide of Lonergan’s goal and the keeper had it covered.
Nice ball from Feeney to find Danns in the right channel. He cut a cross back for Beckford but it was just behind him.
Freedman seems to be encouraging his players to get the ball down and play it around a bit more. Been a bit too rushed in this second half.
Cannon blasts (!) a shot from the edge of the box. Medo gets a good block in.
Hope Feeney and Hall can get a little closer to Beckford this half, or that Medo/Danns/Spearing can draw Dale out a little more to create a few gaps.
But Wanderers have had the ball in the net twice, and it has counted once… perhaps I’m being harsh?
They have been a yard sharper in midfield. Three or four decent chances.
Think Dale are a little unlucky to be behind this half.
Feeney hits the base of the post. Keeper may have got a touch. Hall followed up and tapped the ball into the net but was ruled offside.
Camps stabs over the top for Dale. They have had all the chances in the second half of this half.
Another chance for Dale. Bunney’s shot from the edge of the box sails just over the bar.
Great effort from Vicenti, whose fierce shot is beaten away by Lonergan.
Beckford fails to get a decent connection on a volley from McNaughton’s cross. Another good chance missed.
Big mis from the centre-half Eastham. Headed wide unmarked from six yards.
Cannon tests Lonergan with a low shot from the edge of the box. Easy take for the Whites keeper.
Great goal. Turned on the edge of the box, beat a man and then drilled a shot into the bottom corner. Out of nothing, really.
Vicenti floats a cross in for centre forward Callum Camps. He heads wide. Probably as close as Dale have come.
Rochdale scrapping well in the middle of the park. That has livened up their fans.
Beckford flicks on a driven pass from Moxey, unsurprisingly to no-one. Very little link-up between the front and back at the moment.
Game very spread out but no chances in the last few moments. Wanderers struggling to keep the ball in midfield.
Beckford is threaded through and looks to be odds-on to score. He got the ball stuck under his feet and by the time he got a shot on target, Musangu was able to block. Chance missed.
Liam Feeney seeing plenty of the ball early on. Whites fans getting behind him.
Meanwhile at the other end a long ball catches Moxey slightly out of position and Vicenti heads wide. Half chance.
Rob Hall has the first shot on goal after a decent run and cross from Feeney.
Wanderers first to settle. Fans in full voice early on.
Players coming out on to the pitch now.
Couple of hundred Wanderers fans here already – would expect plenty more on a day like this. Although hear it’s £10 to get in. Quite steep IMHO.
Yes, so far the best thing to come out of pre-season has been the fact there have been no major injury problems. Fingers-crossed.
Subs: Collis, Barry-Murphy, Allen, Raferty, Lancashire, Donnelly, Lund, Tanser, Logan, Henderson and two trialists…
Dale: Musangu, Bennett, Eastham, McGinty, Done, Hery, Cannon, Camps, Vicenti, Bunney, Rose.
And two players simply called Trialist. I assume they are Brazilian.
Ex-Wanderer Rhys Bennett in the Rochdale side.
Players warm-up. Shouldn’t imagine that’s a difficult task in this sweltering heat.
Music picking up now. Kaiser Chiefs.
Ha – Been to plenty of these games where a team of ressies has been put out, though…
OR – you pay the debts you have accrued. Are you the type that hides bills under the bed??
As pointed out by one BWFC fan on Twitter, only one (Ream) of the starting line-up played for Wanderers in the Premier League. Two more (Riley, Vela) on the bench.
Usually great music here at Spotland. Not a great start – although I’d forgotten I knew all the words to “Boom! Shake the Room”
Subs: Fitzsimons, Sellers, Threlkeld, Bolger, Wilkinson, C Davies, Riley, Dervite, Vela
Very strong team, in fact: Lonergan, McNaughton, Mills, Ream, Moxey, Spearing, Medo, Danns, Feeney, Hall, Beckford
Hearing Freedman has named a strong side…. out in two mins.
New development squad coach – and BWFC registered player – Andy Hughes has also joined us…
Rochdale coach – and top bloke – Brian Barry-Murphy catching up with a fellow Irishman Curtis Fleming.
Always find pre-season games worth watching, though. Getting little scraps of information about the potential line up at Vicarage Road.
Or do you – like me – subscribe to the idea that it doesn’t really matter until August 9?
Glorious day for a pre-season game. Wanderers started their pre-season well and it has been diminishing returns ever since – can they get things back on track today?
Good evening from a sun-kissed Spotland. Welcome to Matchday Live.