Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dale Hold on in Foxes U21 Clash to Top Checkatrade Trophy Group

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dale Hold on in Foxes U21 Clash to Top Checkatrade Trophy Group

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ROCHDALE secured top spot in their Checkatrade Trophy group with a 2-2 draw against Leicester U21s.

Dale took the lead after five minutes at the Crown Oil Arena, veteran striker Calvin Andrew with a bullet header into the top right of the goal from captain Daniel Adshead's corner.

Keith Hill's men made it 2-0 after 17 minutes after a recycled corner routine found Florent Hoti, whose cross was headed home by Jimmy McNulty.

Leicester U21s got a goal back 10 minutes later when Alex Pascanu hit a thunderbolt into the keeper's near post from the right-hand side.

The visitors had a good start to the second half, Ryan Loft with a great chance after 49 minutes when he dispossessed McNulty on the right, but he fired his effort wide. …

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