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Match preview: Owls v Rochdale

23 August 2022


Owls v Rochdale
Tuesday 23 August
Carabao Cup second round

The Owls face League Two side Rochdale this evening in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Wednesday booked their place in this round of the competition by defeating Sunderland 2-0 at Hillsborough.


Our visitors overcame Burton Albion 2-0 on home soil.

In terms of the league, the two sides head into tonight’s tie in contrasting form.

Wednesday have made a strong start to their League One campaign and have 10 points from five games following the 2-0 win away at Bolton on Saturday.

Rochdale, though, have lost all five of their League Two fixtures and sit pointless at the bottom of the division – a run which saw the departure of manager Robbie Stockdale last week.


Wednesday: The Owls could again freshen up the side once again as manager Darren Moore turns his attention to the cup.

Reece James remains suspended, while new recruit Mallik Wilks is cup-tied having featured for Hull against Bradford in round one.


Michael Smith remains on the comeback trail and is making good progress, while Akin Famewo is a longer-term absentee.

Rochdale: Dale will be without injured striker Luke Charman.

Midfielder Jimmy Keohane is likely to sit out his seventh consecutive game after suffering an ankle injury on the eve of the campaign.

Elsewhere, forward Tahvon Campbell continues his long road to recovery from a broken foot.


Should the game finish level after 90 minutes, the tie will go straight to a penalty shootout.


Referee: Ben Toner
Assistant referee: Matthew Parry
Assistant referee: Marc Wilson
Fourth official: Scott Oldham


Please note the Fan Zone is closed this evening, returning as normal for Saturday’s league contest with Forest Green Rovers.

The Wednesday Tap and 1867 Lounge are both open to home supporters.


Live audio commentary from Hillsborough will be brought to you by regular duo Rob O’Neill and John Pearson.

There will be no live pictures this evening on iFollow due to competition broadcast regulations.


Under the banner of ‘Love Football. Protect The Game’ the FA, Premier League and EFL have together introduced new measures and stronger sanctions across the game to tackle the increased anti-social and criminal behaviours recently seen within football grounds.

Find out more HERE.


The hashtag for tonight’s Carabao Cup clash is #SHWROC

Our official Twitter account @swfc will provide blow-by-blow updates, team news at 6:30pm and all the key moments from the second round tie.

Our Instagram @swfcofficial will also keep you up to date on the latest events, with content uploaded to the story throughout the matchday.

Supporters can also follow us on Facebook and TikTok!


15 Sept 2020 | Rochdale 0-2 Owls | Carabao Cup
25 Jan 2014 | Rochdale 1-2 Owls| FA Cup
3 Mar 2012 | Rochdale 0-0 Owls | League One
6 Aug 2011 | Owls 2-0 Rochdale | League One
12 Feb 2011 | Rochdale 2-1 Owls | League One

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Match Reports

Report: Wednesday 3-0 Rochdale

23 August 2022

If Darren Moore’s pre-match instruction to his players was to shoot on sight, they certainly took heed.

Three stunning first half goals, all from range, swept Rochdale aside as Wednesday eased into the third round of the Carabao Cup at Hillsborough.

Jaden Brown, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru and Dennis Adeniran each found the target from distance to put the tie out of Dale’s reach by the interval.


Adeniran’s goal against Sunderland earlier this month was voted Goal of the Round and the midfield man certainly put down a marker for round two on a balmy S6 evening.

It was all change for the Owls – nine in total including a debut for academy product Jay Glover – and they made their intentions clear as early as the first minute when Adeniran embarked on a powerful and mazy run forward. But the finish inside the area, skewed and underhit, allowed Cieran Slicker to comfortably gather.

Little did Slicker know what was coming and after Callum Paterson unleashed a long ranger that whistled over the bar, the Owls scored the first of three beauties on 23 minutes.


A short corner routine saw Brown take possession 25 yards out and his rasping drive into the top corner gave Slicker no chance.

Thirteen minutes later, Dele-Bashiru got in on the act with a fierce hit not too dissimilar. More on the angle but well outside the box, the midfielder produced a rocket shot that fizzed past the despairing Slicker, nestling into the same place.

Slicker then did well to get something on a Brown cross that was on its way in but for a fingertip glance on to the woodwork as the Owls threatened to run riot.


There was nothing the Dale keeper could do two minutes before the break, though, as Adeniran netted the pick of the bunch.

Advancing from halfway, the 23-year-old motored upfield until, from all of 30 yards, striking an unstoppable curling effort into the roof of the net.

Rochdale’s task was to prevent the second half becoming academic and James Ball dragged just wide after advancing menacingly on goal. But that was a rare foray forward as the visitors continued to stay pinned in their own half.


Wednesday were in cruise control and might have added a fourth when Paterson had the ball taken from his toe by Aiden White after Sylla Sow burst clear down the right and squared.

But the earlier damage on Dale was enough and the Owls await the third round draw on the back of a hat-trick of worldies, comfortable win and comprehensive performance.

Wednesday: Dawson, Glover (A Hunt 69, Iorfa, Henighan (Ihiekwe 52), McGuinness (Galvin 46), Vaulks, Brown, Adeniran, Dele-Bashiru (Byers 69), Paterson, Sow

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Owls v Rochdale ticket news

23 August 2022

The Owls are in Carabao Cup round two action this evening as Rochdale visit Hillsborough.

The South Stand and lower North Stand only are open tonight and we advise supporters to arrive early and avoid unnecessary queuing.

Cash turnstiles will be available on the South Stand along with a very limited number on the North Stand lower. Those who wish to sit in the North Stand are advised to book in advance.

Ticket prices
Adults: £10
Over 65s/under 21s, under 17s: £5

Cash turnstiles open from 6:00pm, with pre-booked tickets available for collection from the Ticket Office until 6:00pm.

After this time the North Stand collections will be available from Gate 18 whilst South Stand tickets can be collected from the South Stand Ticket Office.


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