Ian Henderson's goal for Rochdale was enough to seal victory over Torquay.

Torquay goalkeeper Martin Rice pulled off a fine save to push Ollie Lancashire's header over the top.

The visitors also went close after Billy Bodin's cross was met by Aaron Downes, but his header flew straight into Josh Lillis' arms.

The game was settled when Henderson dispossessed Krystian Pearce and exchanged passes with Scott Hogan before firing past Rice.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Torquay boss Alan Knill told BBC Radio Devon:

Knill sees signs of improvement

"It was a whole lot better than last week.

"We were very competitive but we just lacked that bit of quality when we needed it.

"We move the ball well, it's just we need to score - it's as simple as that. We're creating chances but we need to be more clinical.

"We were happy at half-time but we gave the ball away and it ends up in the back of our net."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 06 Lancashire
  • 15 Vidal (Bennett - 56' )
  • 22 O'Connell Booked
  • 25 Rose
  • 12 Lund
  • 20 Barry-Murphy (Hery - 72' )
  • 29 Cummins (Done - 62' )
  • 09 Donnelly
  • 11 Hogan
  • 40 Henderson

Substitutes

  • 21 Thomson
  • 03 Bennett
  • 05 Eastham
  • 14 Hery
  • 16 Done
  • 28 Camps
  • 39 Bunny

Torquay

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Nicholson (Cruise - 86' )
  • 04 Downes
  • 05 Pearce
  • 07 Mansell
  • 08 Harding
  • 10 Bodin
  • 12 Chapell (Sullivan - 84' )
  • 09 Hawley
  • 16 Ball

Substitutes

  • 34 Lavercombe
  • 20 Craig
  • 21 Cruise
  • 06 Lathrope
  • 11 Cameron
  • 31 Sullivan
  • 14 Yeoman
Ref: Haywood
Att: 2,138

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

4 3

Corners

10 11

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:43 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +0:35

Corner taken by Ian Henderson.

90:00 +0:12

Corner from the left by-line taken by Michael Rose.

89:21

Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

89:02

The assistant referee flags for offside against Karl Hawley.

88:21

Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

87:53

Corner taken by Ben Harding.

87:34

Ben Harding takes a shot. Rhys Bennett gets a block in.

85:31 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Nicholson goes off and Thomas Cruise comes on.

84:45

Corner taken by Ian Henderson from the right by-line.

83:57

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ian Henderson.

83:34 Substitution

Substitution (Torquay) makes a substitution, with Daniel Sullivan coming on for Jordan Chapell.

82:08

Free kick taken by Martin Rice.

81:40 Booking

Booking

81:40

The referee books Jack O'Connell for unsporting behaviour.

81:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack O'Connell on Krystian Pearce.

79:49

Shot by Callum Ball went over the crossbar.

76:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Ian Henderson - Rochdale 1 - 0 Torquay Ian Henderson scores with their right foot. Rochdale 1-0 Torquay.

75:01

Clearance by Rhys Bennett.

74:56

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Harding.

74:40

Dale Tonge sends in a cross.

73:31

Martin Rice restarts play with the free kick.

73:23

The referee blows for offside.

71:37 Substitution

Substitution Brian Barry-Murphy goes off and Bastien Hery comes on.

71:23

George Donnelly takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

70:56

Matt Done takes a shot.

68:07

Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

67:54

Ben Harding fouled by Oliver Lancashire, the ref awards a free kick.

67:39

The ball is delivered by Michael Rose.

66:20

Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

66:15

The referee blows for offside.

65:16

Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

65:06

Foul by Matthew Lund on Lee Mansell, free kick awarded.

63:41

Chance falls to Aaron Downes who heads at goal. Josh Lillis safely holds on.

63:36

Billy Bodin produces a cross.

63:24

Clearance made by Josh Lillis.

63:20

Corner taken by Lee Mansell from the left by-line.

62:59

The ball is sent over by Jordan Chapell.

62:46

Corner taken by Ben Harding.

61:32 Substitution

Substitution Graham Cummins goes off and Matt Done comes on.

60:53

Josh Lillis manages to make a clearance.

60:49

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Mansell.

59:47

Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

59:07

Rhys Bennett challenges Callum Ball unfairly and gives away a free kick.

57:27

Brian Barry-Murphy crosses the ball in from the free kick.

57:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dale Tonge on Brian Barry-Murphy.

56:50

George Donnelly heads at goal.

56:27

Corner from the left by-line taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.

55:43 Substitution

Substitution Javan Vidal goes off and Rhys Bennett comes on.

55:31

Corner taken by Ian Henderson from the left by-line.

54:47

Oliver Lancashire gets a header at goal. Fine finger tip save by Martin Rice.

54:38

Corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy from the left by-line.

54:03

Shot by Graham Cummins. Lee Mansell gets a block in.

51:08

Ian Henderson takes the free kick.

50:48

Dale Tonge concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Henderson.

47:57

Free kick taken by Krystian Pearce.

47:46

The official flags Ian Henderson offside.

47:05

Shot by Graham Cummins cleared the target.

46:40

Corner taken by Ian Henderson.

46:00

Free kick taken by Oliver Lancashire.

45:54

Callum Ball gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Javan Vidal.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:24

Karl Hawley takes a shot.

45:00 +0:16

Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

44:58

Javan Vidal concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Bodin.

44:29

Lee Mansell takes the free kick.

44:01

Unfair challenge on Karl Hawley by Oliver Lancashire results in a free kick.

43:49

Jack O'Connell takes the free kick.

43:45

Ben Harding concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Lund.

43:02

Javan Vidal restarts play with the free kick.

42:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Lund by Lee Mansell.

42:20

Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

41:54

Corner from the left by-line taken by Dale Tonge.

41:19

Billy Bodin takes a shot.

39:36

Corner taken by Ben Harding.

38:18

Free kick taken by Martin Rice.

37:55

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ian Henderson.

37:27

Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

37:16

Foul by Graham Cummins on Ben Harding, free kick awarded.

34:17

Aaron Downes makes a clearance.

34:12

Scott Hogan sends in a cross.

33:20

Jack O'Connell manages to make a clearance.

33:15

Corner taken by Ben Harding.

30:30

Clearance made by Jack O'Connell.

30:14

Corner taken by Ben Harding.

29:51

Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball.

29:07

The ball is swung over by Dale Tonge.

27:45

Ian Henderson takes the free kick.

27:24

Foul by Lee Mansell on Matthew Lund, free kick awarded.

25:40

George Donnelly takes a shot and cleared the bar.

23:49

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Harding.

22:39

Brian Barry-Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

22:17

Lee Mansell concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Hogan.

18:55

Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

18:49

Foul by Ben Harding on Jack O'Connell, free kick awarded.

16:29

Aaron Downes takes the free kick.

16:06

Unfair challenge on Karl Hawley by Oliver Lancashire results in a free kick.

15:35

Dale Tonge takes the free kick.

15:13

Ian Henderson challenges Dale Tonge unfairly and gives away a free kick.

14:41

Shot by Karl Hawley went harmlessly over the bar.

14:21

Lee Mansell takes the free kick.

14:01

Javan Vidal gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Bodin.

13:47

Javan Vidal restarts play with the free kick.

13:23

Matthew Lund fouled by Karl Hawley, the ref awards a free kick.

11:23

Javan Vidal takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

11:04

The ball is crossed by Karl Hawley.

10:13

Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

10:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack O'Connell by Karl Hawley.

6:30

Lee Mansell crosses the ball in from the free kick.

6:07

Matthew Lund concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Bodin.

5:02

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ian Henderson.

4:26

Scott Hogan delivers the ball.

2:46

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Mansell.

1:32

Krystian Pearce makes a clearance.

1:21

Corner taken by Ian Henderson from the right by-line.

1:02

Scott Hogan sends in a cross.

0:21

Billy Bodin takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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