OverviewThese two first came face-to-face in January 1915, after they had been drawn against each other in the FA Cup. The game took place at Priestfield, but it was Rochdale who secured a 2-0 victory despite being away from home.
Since then, they have gone on to play many times, with little between them in the head-to-head. Gillingham did emerge victorious when they contested a League Two play-off semi-final tie in 2009 though. After a 0-0 draw at Spotland in the first leg, The Gills claimed a 2-1 success on home soil and progressed to the final.