1976–77 Rochdale A.F.C. season

The 1976–77 season saw Rochdale compete in their 3rd consecutive season in the Football League Fourth Division

Rochdale
1976–77 season
ManagerBrian Green
League Division Four18th
FA Cup1st Round
League Cup1st Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Bob Mountford
All: Bob Mountford

StatisticsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Division 4 F.A. Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK   ENG Mike Poole 49 0 44+0 0 3+0 0 2+0 0
DF   ENG Paul Hallows 51 0 46+0 0 3+0 0 2+0 0
MF   ENG Tony Lacey 47 0 42+0 0 3+0 0 2+0 0
DF   ENG Keith Hanvey 21 4 19+0 4 0+0 0 2+0 0
DF   ENG Bill Summerscales 49 2 44+0 2 3+0 0 2+0 0
MF   ENG Nigel O'Loughlin 49 4 42+2 4 3+0 0 2+0 0
MF   ENG Dave Helliwell 34 4 20+11 3 2+0 1 1+0 0
FW   ENG Steve Melledew 48 7 42+1 6 3+0 0 2+0 1
FW   ENG Tony Whelan 39 4 34+0 4 3+0 0 2+0 0
MF   ENG Phil Mullington 45 4 34+7 4 2+0 0 2+0 0
MF   ENG Alan Tarbuck 27 2 22+0 1 3+0 1 2+0 0
DF   ENG Billy Boslem 16 0 13+0 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
FW   ENG Bob Mountford 36 11 33+1 11 1+0 0 1+0 0
DF   ENG Dick Mulvaney 5 0 4+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW   ENG Gary Cooper 24 5 17+5 5 1+1 0 0+0 0
DF   ENG Ian Bannon 23 0 23+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF   ENG Stuart Mason 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF   ENG George Hamstead 4 0 3+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW   ENG John Dungworth 14 3 14+0 3 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF   ENG Jimmy Mullen 8 1 6+2 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
GK   ENG Chris Shyne 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Final League TableEdit

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts
16 Torquay United 46 12 5 6 33 22 5 4 14 26 45 −8 43
17 Aldershot 46 10 8 5 29 19 6 3 14 20 40 −10 43
18 Rochdale 46 8 7 8 32 25 5 5 13 18 34 −9 38
19 Newport County 46 11 6 6 33 21 3 4 16 9 37 −16 38
20 Scunthorpe United 46 11 6 6 32 24 2 5 16 17 49 −24 37

CompetitionsEdit

Football League Fourth DivisionEdit

21 August  1976 (1976 -08-21) 1 Scunthorpe United 0–1 Rochdale Scunthorpe
Report Mountford   16' Stadium: Old Show Ground
Attendance: 3536
23 August  1976 (1976 -08-23) 2 Rochdale 2–2 Cambridge United Rochdale
Hanvey   45' (pen.)
Mullington   74'
Report Horsfall   50'
Howard   76'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1716
28 August  1976 (1976 -08-28) 3 Rochdale 1–0 Colchester United Rochdale
Hanvey   63'
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1440
4 September  1976 (1976 -09-04) 4 Halifax Town 0–0 Rochdale Halifax
Report Stadium: The Shay
Attendance: 2003
11 September  1976 (1976 -09-11) 5 Exeter City 2–1 Rochdale Exeter
Beer   10'
Kellow   39'
Report Hanvey   47' (pen.)
Stadium: St James Park
Attendance: 2829
18 September  1976 (1976 -09-18) 6 Rochdale 3–1 Watford Rochdale
O'Loughlin   8'
Mullington   65'
Melledew   80'
Report Joslyn   85'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1760
25 September  1976 (1976 -09-25) 7 Crewe Alexandra 1–1 Rochdale Crewe
Purdie   35'
Report Hanvey   44'
Stadium: Gresty Road
Attendance: 2454
2 October  1976 (1976 -10-02) 8 Rochdale 0–0 Bournemouth Rochdale
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1807
9 October  1976 (1976 -10-09) 9 Workington 0–2 Rochdale Workington
Report Mullington   34'
Mountford   73'
Stadium: Borough Park
Attendance: 1423
16 October  1976 (1976 -10-16) 10 Rochdale 0–0 Southend United Rochdale
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 2302
23 October  1976 (1976 -10-23) 11 Hartlepool United 2–0 Rochdale Hartlepool
Scaife   61'
Reed   90' (pen.)
Report Stadium: Victoria Park
Attendance: 1492
27 October  1976 (1976 -10-27) 12 Aldershot 0–2 Rochdale Aldershot
Report O'Loughlin  
Whelan  
Stadium: Recreation Ground
Attendance: 4654
30 October  1976 (1976 -10-30) 13 Rochdale 1–0 Doncaster Rovers Rochdale
Mountford   30'
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 2436
1 November  1976 (1976 -11-01) 14 Rochdale 2–2 Darlington Rochdale
Summerscales  
Tarbuck  
Report Rowles  
Holbrook  
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 2577
Referee: D Shaw
6 November  1976 (1976 -11-06) 15 Southport 1–1 Rochdale Southport
Taylor   50'
Report Whelan   18'
Stadium: Haig Avenue
Attendance: 1729
13 November  1976 (1976 -11-13) 16 Rochdale 0–0 Newport County Rochdale
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 2842
26 November  1976 (1976 -11-26) 17 Huddersfield Town 2–1 Rochdale Huddersfield
Johnson   (pen.)
Jones  
Report Cooper  
Stadium: Leeds Road
Attendance: 5240
27 December  1976 (1976 -12-27) 18 Rochdale 0–1 Bradford City Rochdale
Report Dolan   75'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 2942
29 December  1976 (1976 -12-29) 19 Stockport County 0–1 Rochdale Stockport
Report Mountford  
Stadium: Edgeley Park
Attendance: 3842
8 January  1977 (1977 -01-08) 20 Rochdale 1–0 Swansea City Rochdale
Cooper   43'
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1436
11 January  1977 (1977 -01-11) 21 Doncaster Rovers 2–0 Rochdale Doncaster
Kitchen   (pen.)
Miller  
Report Stadium: Belle Vue
Attendance: 3008
15 January  1977 (1977 -01-15) 22 Cambridge United 0–0 Rochdale Cambridge
Report Stadium: Abbey Stadium
Attendance: 3607
22 January  1977 (1977 -01-22) 23 Rochdale 5–0 Scunthorpe United Rochdale
Peacock   25' (o.g.)
Melledew   40'
O'Loughlin   44'
Cooper   84', 88'
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1640
25 January  1977 (1977 -01-25) 24 Rochdale 2–3 Barnsley Rochdale
Mountford  
Mullington  
Report Peachey  
Joicey  
Mountford   (o.g.)
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 2474
29 January  1977 (1977 -01-29) 25 Torquay United 2–0 Rochdale Torquay
Lee   1'
Brown   88'
Report Stadium: Plainmoor
Attendance: 2453
5 February  1977 (1977 -02-05) 26 Colchester United 1–0 Rochdale Colchester
Dowman  
Report Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 4943
12 February  1977 (1977 -02-12) 27 Rochdale 4–1 Halifax Town Rochdale
Summerscales   25'
Cooper   38'
Helliwell   79'
Mountford   85'
Report Bullock   8'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 2255
19 February  1977 (1977 -02-19) 28 Rochdale 1–2 Exeter City Rochdale
Whelan   75' (pen.)
Report Weeks   36'
Beer   77'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1523
22 February  1977 (1977 -02-22) 29 Brentford 3–2 Rochdale Brentford
Johnson   48'
Phillips   67'
Sweetzer   80'
Report Melledew   32'
Helliwell   90'
Stadium: Griffin Park
Attendance: 3307
26 February  1977 (1977 -02-26) 30 Watford 3–1 Rochdale Watford
Mercer   4', 48'
Bond   9' (pen.)
Report Melledew   85'
Stadium: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 6331
1 March  1977 (1977 -03-01) 31 Rochdale 3–0 Southport Rochdale
Whelan  
Melledew   
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1153
5 March  1977 (1977 -03-05) 32 Rochdale 0–1 Crewe Alexandra Rochdale
Report Mayman  
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1609
12 March  1977 (1977 -03-12) 33 Bournemouth 1–1 Rochdale Bournemouth
Howarth   19'
Report Dungworth   65'
Stadium: Dean Court
Attendance: 3400
19 March  1977 (1977 -03-19) 34 Rochdale 0–3 Workington Rochdale
Report Coleman   17'
Prudham   43'
Kisby   80'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1737
Referee: DT Richardson
25 March  1977 (1977 -03-25) 35 Southend United 3–0 Rochdale Southend-on-Sea
Townsend   52'
Hadley   81'
Moody   85' (pen.)
Report Stadium: Roots Hall
Attendance: 5677
2 April  1977 (1977 -04-02) 36 Rochdale 0–1 Hartlepool United Rochdale
Report Cunningham   14'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 858
6 April  1977 (1977 -04-06) 37 Bradford City 3–0 Rochdale Bradford
Hutchins   6'
McGinley   49'
Cooke   59'
Report Stadium: Valley Parade
Attendance: 5263
9 April  1977 (1977 -04-09) 38 Rochdale 1–1 Stockport County Rochdale
Mountford   83'
Report McBeth   60'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1489
12 April  1977 (1977 -04-12) 39 Darlington 0–2 Rochdale Darlington
Report Dungworth  
O'Loughlin  
Stadium: Feethams
Attendance: 2586
16 April  1977 (1977 -04-16) 40 Rochdale 2–1 Aldershot Rochdale
Earls   37' (o.g.)
Helliwell   41'
Report Morrissey   87'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1038
23 April  1977 (1977 -04-23) 41 Newport County 3–0 Rochdale Newport
Woods   32', 47', 89' (pen.)
Report Stadium: Somerton Park
Attendance: 2206
26 April  1977 (1977 -04-26) 42 Rochdale 0–1 Torquay United Rochdale
Report Brown  
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 852
30 April  1977 (1977 -04-30) 43 Rochdale 2–2 Huddersfield Town Rochdale
Mountford   33', 65'
Report Baines   31'
Campbell   86'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1626
3 May  1977 (1977 -05-03) 44 Swansea City 3–2 Rochdale Swansea
Curtis   20', 80'
Charles   23'
Report Mountford   73', 88'
Stadium: Vetch Field
Attendance: 10689
7 May  1977 (1977 -05-07) 45 Barnsley 2–0 Rochdale Barnsley
Joicey   14'
Warnock   76'
Report Stadium: Oakwell
Attendance: 2531
14 May  1977 (1977 -05-14) 46 Rochdale 2–3 Brentford Rochdale
Dungworth   30'
Mullen   60'
Report Shrubb   50'
McCulloch   53'
Phillips   70'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 977

F.A. CupEdit

20 November  1977 (1977 -11-20) 1 Rochdale 1–1 Northwich Victoria Rochdale
Helliwell   60'
Report Nieman   71'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 3641
22 November  1977 (1977 -11-22) 1 Northwich Victoria 0–0 (a.e.t.) Rochdale Northwich
Report Stadium: Drill Field
Attendance: 4273
29 November  1977 (1977 -11-29) 1 Northwich Victoria 2–1 Rochdale Manchester
Collier  
Smith  
Report Tarbuck  
Stadium: Maine Road
Attendance: 4909

League CupEdit

14 August  1977 (1977 -08-14) 1 Rochdale 0–1 Blackburn Rovers Rochdale
Report Svarc   52'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 3547
18 August  1977 (1977 -08-18) 1 Blackburn Rovers 4–1
(5–1 agg.)
Rochdale Blackburn
Hird  
Beamish  
Svarc   
Report Melledew  
Stadium: Ewood Park
Attendance: 5232

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rochdale AFC: The Official History 1907–2001 by Steven Phillipps. ISBN 1874427097
  2. ^ "The English National Football Archive". www.enfa.co.uk.