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FULL TIME: Rochdale 1 Blackburn Rovers 0
9:17pm Wednesday 25th July 2012 in Sport
BLACKBURN Rovers lost 1-0 to Rochdale in this evening's pre-season friendly at Spotland.
Joe Thompson's 76th minute goal was enough to win the game for the hosts as Rovers struggled to put anything together all evening.
Neither side were able to create much in the opening 45 minutes, with both goalkeepers spectators for the majority.
Fabio Nunes shot inches wide for Rovers, while Rochdale went close through George Donnelly.
After the break, the impressive Nunes had a shot cleared off the line, while David Dunn and David Goodwillie were off target.
At the other end, Jake Kean saved well from Danny Johnson as Rochdale gave as good as they got.
The hosts took the lead on 76 minutes as Joe Thompson raced behind Rovers' defence to squeeze a shot past Kean and Grant Hanley.
Rovers: Paul Robinson (Jake Kean 46), Bruno Ribeiro (Radosav Petrovic 85), Scott Dann (Grant Hanley 67), Gael Givet, Josh Morris (Adam Henley 67), Fabio Nunes (Marcus Olsson 75), Danny Murphy (Paulo Jorge 85), Jason Lowe, Mauro Formica (Ruben Rochina 75), David Goodwillie (Edinho 80), Nuno Gomes (David Dunn 46)
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