A late Jason Kennedy goal sealed an away win for Rochdale at Accrington.

George Donnelly scored for the visitors in the first minute, picking up a loose ball and firing in from 30 yards.

Ashley Grimes then converted a penalty after Toto Nsiala felled Dele Adebola before Stanley fought back with Piero Mingoia drilling home from 20 yards.

The hosts then equalised when Rommy Boco's long-range effort slipped through Josh Lillis's hands but Kennedy sealed the win with a breakaway finish.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Accrington Stanley assistant manager Leam Richardson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"You can't expect to concede three goals and win games, although we played some very, very good football at times.

"Some of the decision-making was not great, but they're young kids and they have to learn.

"We move on - the whole club doesn't get too down if we lose, or too upbeat if we win.

"We offered a lot of threat all over the park and Rochdale will go off wondering how they won the game, but credit to them for that. It was a fantastic game for the neutrals."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Accrington Stanley

  • 25 Dunbavin
  • 02 Murphy
  • 05 Nsiala
  • 24 Molyneux
  • 29 Atkinson
  • 04 Joyce
  • 11 Chippendale (Miller - 56' )
  • 28 Schofield (Whichelow - 76' )
  • 23 Amond
  • 30 Mingoia (Hatfield - 80' )
  • 33 Boco

Substitutes

  • 22 Dawber
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 12 Miller
  • 26 Whichelow
  • 07 Lindfield
  • 09 Sheppard
  • 15 Dixon

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 03 Bennett
  • 05 R Edwards
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 07 Kennedy
  • 08 Tutte
  • 12 P Edwards
  • 09 Donnelly (Putterill - 54' )
  • 11 Grimes (Curran - 54' )
  • 15 Adebola (Craney - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Smith
  • 04 Cavanagh
  • 19 Pearson
  • 06 Barry-Murphy
  • 13 Putterill
  • 23 Craney
  • 20 Curran
Ref: Foy
Att: 2,678

Match Stats

Shots

8 10

On target

5 6

Corners

6 4

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:15 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:55

Ian Craney takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin makes a save.

90:00 +2:56

Peter Murphy has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

90:00 +2:05

Corner taken by Lee Molyneux, clearance made by Phil Edwards.

89:36

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Molyneux, Ray Putterill manages to make a clearance.

88:18

Effort on goal by Romuald Boco from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

84:50

The referee penalises Ian Craney for handball. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

83:48 Substitution

Substitution Ian Craney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dele Adebola.

82:35

Assist by Craig Curran.

82:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Jason Kennedy - Accrington 2 - 3 Rochdale Jason Kennedy scores a goal from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 2-3 Rochdale.

80:00

Will Hatfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Edwards. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McIntyre.

79:06 Substitution

Substitution Will Hatfield joins the action as a substitute, replacing Piero Mingoia.

76:52

Corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy from the left by-line, clearance by Aristote Nsiala.

75:24 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Whichelow on for Danny Schofield.

74:08

The ball is crossed by Craig Curran.

67:37

Effort on goal by Phil Edwards from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

66:54

Padraig Amond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rhys Bennett. Rhys Bennett takes the free kick.

66:24

The ball is delivered by Joe Rafferty, Rob Atkinson makes a clearance.

63:28

Lee Molyneux gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Rafferty. Jason Kennedy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Peter Murphy. Corner taken by Jason Kennedy from the left by-line, Aristote Nsiala manages to make a clearance. Shot from just outside the box by Ray Putterill goes over the crossbar.

62:12

Unfair challenge on Piero Mingoia by Kevin McIntyre results in a free kick. Piero Mingoia takes the free kick.

59:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Piero Mingoia by Kevin McIntyre. Luke Joyce takes the direct free kick.

58:37

Danny Schofield takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

56:41

Ray Putterill produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

55:09 Substitution

Substitution George Miller joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aidan Chippendale.

53:35 Substitution

Substitution Ray Putterill comes on in place of George Donnelly.

53:35 Substitution

Substitution Craig Curran is brought on as a substitute for Ashley Grimes.

52:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rob Atkinson on Jason Kennedy. Direct free kick taken by Phil Edwards.

51:11

Unfair challenge on Joe Rafferty by Aidan Chippendale results in a free kick. Joe Rafferty takes the free kick.

49:07

A cross is delivered by Romuald Boco, clearance made by Peter Murphy. Corner from left by-line taken by Danny Schofield. Piero Mingoia takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Piero Mingoia. Piero Mingoia delivers the ball.

48:38

Centre by Piero Mingoia, clearance made by Ryan Edwards.

47:31

George Donnelly crosses the ball, clearance by Peter Murphy.

46:11

Aidan Chippendale provided the assist for the goal.

46:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Romuald Boco - Accrington 2 - 2 Rochdale Romuald Boco scores a goal from long range low into the middle of the goal. Accrington Stanley 2-2 Rochdale.

45:15

Aristote Nsiala delivers the ball, clearance made by George Donnelly.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:24

Luke Joyce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Grimes. Free kick crossed by Kevin McIntyre.

41:26

The ball is crossed by Luke Joyce.

40:21

Unfair challenge on Phil Edwards by Aidan Chippendale results in a free kick. Andrew Tutte takes the free kick.

38:08

Shot from just outside the box by Padraig Amond misses to the left of the target.

36:21

Assist on the goal came from Padraig Amond.

36:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Piero Mingoia - Accrington 1 - 2 Rochdale Piero Mingoia fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 1-2 Rochdale.

35:27

Corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy from the left by-line, Aristote Nsiala manages to make a clearance.

34:52

Piero Mingoia concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Grimes. Joe Rafferty takes the free kick.

32:59

George Donnelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Aidan Chippendale. Free kick crossed by Danny Schofield.

31:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Ashley Grimes - Accrington 0 - 2 Rochdale Ashley Grimes scores a power penalty. Accrington Stanley 0-2 Rochdale.

31:02

Foul by Aristote Nsiala on Dele Adebola, Penalty awarded.

29:23

Padraig Amond is ruled offside. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

28:07

Aidan Chippendale produces a cross.

24:31

Jason Kennedy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Piero Mingoia. Free kick crossed by Luke Joyce, clearance made by Jason Kennedy.

23:53

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Schofield from the left by-line, clearance made by Phil Edwards.

21:28

Kevin McIntyre fouled by Romuald Boco, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McIntyre.

19:40

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

15:39

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Schofield from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Josh Lillis. Piero Mingoia takes a shot. Blocked by Dele Adebola.

12:53

Foul by Joe Rafferty on Aidan Chippendale, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Lee Molyneux from left wing, save made by Josh Lillis.

12:26

Unfair challenge on Rob Atkinson by George Donnelly results in a free kick. Rob Atkinson takes the indirect free kick.

11:34

A cross is delivered by Aristote Nsiala, Joe Rafferty manages to make a clearance.

8:29

Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Danny Schofield manages to make a clearance. Jason Kennedy decides to take the corner short, Effort on goal by Andrew Tutte from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

7:23

Ashley Grimes concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Murphy. Ian Dunbavin takes the indirect free kick.

4:18

Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Save made by Ian Dunbavin.

3:42

The ball is swung over by Aidan Chippendale.

0:23 Goal scored

Goal! - George Donnelly - Accrington 0 - 1 Rochdale George Donnelly finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Accrington Stanley 0-1 Rochdale.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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