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Rochdale at the Turf ? it?s been a long time



Thirty years ago today, Rochdale beat us 1-0 at Turf Moor in the game reported today as part of the Burnley are Back feature.
Since that game, we played them at Spotland in the last ever Fourth Division game, a game we won 3-1, and the only time the two teams have met since competitively was our 4-1 FA Cup victory against them in 1993, almost 28 years ago, a game that was somewhat feisty and ended with three players receiving red cards.
Things have improved at Burnley since those days and Rochdale have also had spells outside the basement division and only dropped back in at the end of last season.
They have started well this season and are only outside the play-off positions on goal difference having won three, drawn three and lost two of their opening eight league games. Both of those defeats came in the first three games, since they have won 11 points from five games, as many as any team in the league. Their most recent game at Mansfield ended in a 1-1 draw. Like us, they entered the League Cup in the second round this season. That?s not strictly true but they were given a walk over in the first round having been drawn away against Harrogate who had to withdraw from the competition.
While we went to Newcastle in the last round, and won on penalties, Rochdale won 2-0 at Steve Cotterill?s Shrewsbury after the home side had been reduced to ten men. Jake Beesley gave Rochdale the lead from the resulting penalty with Danny Cashman adding a second for Robbie Stockdale?s team.
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