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Refwatch: Dale v Gillingham
Friday, 22nd Sep 2017 20:40 by TVOS
Experienced EFL referee Eddie Ilderton is the man in the middle when Dale entertain Gillingham on Saturday.
Mr Ilderton is in 16th season as a league referee and this will be his 23rd appointment at a Rochdale match.
That long list started at Spotland on the opening day of the 2002/03 campaign when Eddie refereed his first Football League game as Dale recorded a 1-0 win over Leyton Orient.
Just four months earlier he was one of the assistant referees when we lost at home to Rushden & Diamonds in the play-offs.
We last saw Mr Ilderton in December when he refereed the exciting 3-2 win at Northampton, where Matty Lund scored a perfect hat-trick for Dale.
His most recent appointment at Spotland was in February 2016 when Dale drew 2-2 with Crewe after leading 2-0 early in the game.
Eddie also took charge of the 1-1 home draw with Saturday’s opponents, Gillingham, in October 2014.
The full list of Eddie’s Dale matches as a referee is:
Aug 02 Rochdale v Leyton Orient W 1-0
Feb 03 Darlington v Rochdale W 1-0
Apr 03 Rochdale v Kidderminster L 0-1
Sep 03 Lincoln v Rochdale D 1-1
Sep 04 Rochdale v Scarborough (LDV) W 4-1
Nov 04 Rochdale v Oxford (FAC) W 2-1
Dec 04 Rochdale v Bristol R D 0-0
Aug 05 Rochdale v Macclesfield W 3-1
Apr 06 Rochdale v Peterborough W 1-0
Feb 07 Notts Co v Rochdale W 2-1
Oct 07 Rochdale v Bury (JPT) L 1-3
Mar 11 Rochdale v Charlton W 2-0
Jul 11 Crewe v Rochdale (Friendly) L 1-2
Aug 11 Oldham v Rochdale L 0-2
Apr 12 Rochdale v Sheffield U L 2-5
Nov 13 Morecambe v Rochdale W 2-1
Mar 14 Rochdale v Oxford W 3-0
Oct 14 Rochdale v Gillingham D 1-1
Mar 14 Rochdale v Yeovil W 2-1
Aug 15 Rochdale v Coventry (COC) D 1-1 (won on pens)
Feb 16 Rochdale v Crewe D 2-2
Dec 16 Northampton v Rochdale W 3-2
This will be Mr Ilderton’s eighth match this season, with the previous seven seeing 22 yellow cards and four red.
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