Rochdale's struggles at home continued as their winless streak at Spotland extended to five games with a defeat against Morecambe.

Former Dale striker Jack Redshaw scored both goals for the visitors, sliding the first past Josh Lillis and later converting Kevin Ellison's cross.

Ellison also had a shot deflected on to the Dale post for the Shrimps, while Will Haining struck the crossbar.

George Donnelly pulled a goal back for Dale with a deflected header.

Dale striker Dele Adebola also saw his powerful close-range header brilliantly saved by Barry Roche while Kevin McIntyre's cross looped just over the crossbar.

The results leaves Rochdale sixth in League Two, while Morecambe are 16th.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 03 Bennett
  • 04 Cavanagh
  • 05 R Edwards
  • 12 P Edwards (Kennedy - 51' )
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 08 Tutte Booked
  • 11 Grimes
  • 09 Donnelly Booked
  • 15 Adebola

Substitutes

  • 31 Smith
  • 19 Pearson
  • 24 Byrne
  • 06 Barry-Murphy
  • 07 Kennedy
  • 17 Watson
  • 23 Craney

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton
  • 06 Haining
  • 08 Wright
  • 11 Ellison (McCready - 86' )
  • 16 Drummond
  • 17 Fleming Booked
  • 18 McDonald
  • 09 Alessandra (Brodie - 62' )
  • 14 Burrow
  • 27 Redshaw (Mustoe - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 04 Mustoe
  • 15 McCready
  • 22 Parrish
  • 07 Reid
  • 19 McGee
  • 10 Brodie
Ref: Miller
Att: 2,493

Match Stats

Shots

13 19

On target

5 12

Corners

6 5

Fouls

12 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:41 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +4:10

Unfair challenge on Rhys Bennett by Richard Brodie results in a free kick. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:27

Will Haining takes a shot.

90:00 +2:15 Booking

Booking Andrew Tutte is given a yellow card.

90:00 +0:38

Andrew Fleming decides to take a short corner.

89:52

Jordan Mustoe is penalised for a handball. Kevin McIntyre takes the free kick.

89:08

Andrew Tutte takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Gary McDonald manages to make a clearance.

88:08

Unfair challenge on Kevin McIntyre by Andrew Fleming results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Andrew Tutte.

86:14

Clearance by Andrew Tutte.

86:14 Substitution

Substitution Jack Redshaw leaves the field to be replaced by Jordan Mustoe.

86:14

Andrew Fleming takes the inswinging corner,

84:54 Substitution

Substitution Christopher McCready replaces Kevin Ellison.

84:54

George Donnelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Fleming. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Roche.

82:50

Corner taken by Andrew Fleming from the right by-line, Dele Adebola manages to make a clearance.

81:03

Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Andrew Tutte, George Donnelly has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright. Nicholas Fenton gets a block in.

80:45

Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Nicholas Fenton gets a block in.

79:06

George Donnelly produces a left-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.

78:00

George Donnelly produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

77:21

Ashley Grimes challenges Andrew Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Wright.

72:23

The assist for the goal came from Joe Rafferty.

72:23 Goal scored

Goal! - George Donnelly - Rochdale 1 - 2 Morecambe George Donnelly scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Rochdale 1-2 Morecambe.

70:58

Jack Redshaw concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Edwards. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

68:09

Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Blocked by Nicholas Fenton.

65:24

Kevin Ellison provided the assist for the goal.

65:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Redshaw - Rochdale 0 - 2 Morecambe Goal scored by Jack Redshaw from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 0-2 Morecambe.

63:26

Kevin Ellison produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

61:20 Substitution

Substitution Richard Brodie comes on in place of Lewis Alessandra.

61:02

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Andrew Tutte misses to the left of the target.

59:40 Booking

Booking George Donnelly is given a yellow card.

59:39

Unfair challenge on Jordan Burrow by George Donnelly results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

56:07

Andrew Wright takes a shot. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra by Peter Cavanagh. Free kick taken by Will Haining. Save by Josh Lillis.

55:51

Shot by Ashley Grimes. Gary McDonald manages to make a clearance.

54:57

Andrew Fleming takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

52:17

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jack Redshaw. Direct free kick taken by Joe Rafferty. Jason Kennedy has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

50:51 Substitution

Substitution Jason Kennedy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Phil Edwards.

50:32

Lewis Alessandra has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

49:41

Dele Adebola takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche.

48:31

Unfair challenge on Gary McDonald by Peter Cavanagh results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stewart Drummond.

47:58

Gary McDonald has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

46:18

Foul by Jack Redshaw on Kevin McIntyre, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin McIntyre.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:37 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +2:08

Corner taken by Andrew Tutte.

41:23

Kevin McIntyre delivers the ball, Barry Roche manages to make a clearance.

37:44

Foul by Rhys Bennett on Jack Redshaw, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Kevin Ellison from the free kick, save made by Josh Lillis.

35:00

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrew Tutte from the left by-line to the near post, Gary McDonald manages to make a clearance.

34:45

Centre by Joe Rafferty, Will Haining makes a clearance.

33:59

Gary McDonald takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.

33:09

Unfair challenge on Kevin Ellison by George Donnelly results in a free kick. Nicholas Fenton takes the free kick.

32:36

Lewis Alessandra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McIntyre. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

30:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming by Andrew Tutte. Will Haining takes the free kick.

25:53

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lewis Alessandra, Jordan Burrow takes a shot. Kevin McIntyre gets a block in.

23:59

Inswinging corner taken by Andrew Fleming from the right by-line, Andrew Wright takes a shot. Clearance by Peter Cavanagh.

23:35

Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

23:19

The ball is sent over by Kevin McIntyre, Barry Roche makes a save.

22:44

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrew Tutte from the left by-line, save made by Barry Roche.

22:07

Lewis Alessandra has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

21:24

Kevin McIntyre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Redshaw. Free kick taken by Andrew Wright.

20:12 Booking

Booking Booking for Andrew Fleming.

19:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Grimes by Andrew Fleming. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

19:08

Handball decision goes against Phil Edwards. Will Haining takes the indirect free kick.

14:19

Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Blocked by Rhys Bennett.

9:42

The assist for the goal came from Lewis Alessandra.

9:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Redshaw - Rochdale 0 - 1 Morecambe Jack Redshaw gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Rochdale 0-1 Morecambe.

8:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McDonald by Kevin McIntyre. Free kick taken by Will Haining.

8:33

Kevin McIntyre takes a shot.

7:44

Andrew Fleming takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

6:32

Andrew Fleming takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis. Phil Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming. Will Haining takes the direct free kick.

4:15

Dele Adebola takes a shot. Andrew Tutte takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post. Save by Barry Roche.

3:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Cavanagh by Kevin Ellison. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Bennett.

1:48

Effort from inside the area by Jack Redshaw misses to the left of the target.

1:04

Effort from outside the penalty box by Andrew Wright goes wide right of the target.

0:21

Foul by Joe Rafferty on Kevin Ellison, free kick awarded. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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