|Oldham Athletic 0 v 0 Rochdale|
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The familiar figure of Darren Drysdale will take charge of Dale’s local derby at Oldham on Saturday.
This will be Mr Drysdale’s 24th match involving Dale, although we haven’t seen him for quite a while, with his last appointment coming in the Leasing.com Trophy at Bradford back in November 2019.
Dale won that game 2-1, but were eliminated from the group stage of the competition on goal difference.
Darren’s first Rochdale appointment was way back in October 2004 when he was in the middle for a 3-0 home defeat of Macclesfield.
We also saw him three times against former EFL club bury, the games being a 3-1 win for The Shakers at Spotland in November 2006, the televised goalless draw at Gigg Lane in March 2014 and bury’s 1-0 FA Cup defeat of Dale in December 2015.
Another notable Dale match refereed by Mr Drysdale was at Chester in October 2005.
Dale won 3-2, but the game is remembered more for the early collision between Matt Gilks and Gregg Blundell which wouldn’t have looked out of place at a 1982 World Cup meeting between France and West Germany!
Oct 2004 Rochdale v Macclesfield W 3-0
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