Emergency striker Matt Done scored a hat-trick as Rochdale came from behind to crush Crewe Alexandra and earn a first win of the season.

Marcus Haber fired the hosts ahead but Ian Henderson prodded a leveller and teed up Done, whose tap-in made it 2-1.

Done ran clear to strike a third but Haber's second, when he glanced home Matt Tootle's cross, made it 3-2.

However, Peter Vincenti drove in number four and Done completed his treble with a fine strike after racing clear.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

Hill on Crewe v Rochdale

"People looked at the starting line-up and thought 'he's gone mad'.

"There's got to be a certain bravery or stupidity to what I do. The reward was the result and the performance.

"At the end of the game, it felt better than winning promotion because there was a massive risk to picking that side."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Crewe Alexandra

  • 13 Garratt
  • 02 Tootle
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 05 Ray
  • 24 Leigh
  • 42 Grant (Atkinson - 73' )
  • 17 Waters
  • 25 Haber
  • 28 Ness Booked
  • 07 Turton
  • 21 Molyneux (Oliver - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Shearer
  • 03 Guthrie
  • 08 Atkinson
  • 09 Oliver
  • 10 Inman
  • 14 Saunders
  • 18 Nolan

Rochdale

  • 22 Logan
  • 02 Rafferty Booked
  • 05 Eastham
  • 17 Tanser
  • 33 Kennedy
  • 03 Bennett
  • 14 Hery Booked (Andrew - 75' )
  • 07 Vincenti (Camps - 84' )
  • 16 Done (Dawson - 89' )
  • 40 Henderson
  • 24 Allen

Substitutes

  • 09 Andrew
  • 12 Dawson
  • 19 Donnelly
  • 21 Musangu
  • 25 Rose
  • 26 Logan
  • 28 Camps
Ref: Keith Stroud
Att: 3,742

Match Stats

Shots

12 18

On target

6 9

Corners

5 8

Fouls

8 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Rochdale 5.

90:00 +3:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Rochdale 5.

90:00 +2:26

Attempt blocked. Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:50

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

90:00 +1:50

Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:22

Hand ball by Scott Tanser (Rochdale).

90:00 +0:30

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

90:00 +0:30

Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Stephen Dawson replaces Matt Done.

84:18 Booking

Booking Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

84:14

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

84:14

Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Callum Camps replaces Peter Vincenti.

82:46

Attempt missed. Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

82:27

Attempt saved. George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

82:06

Attempt blocked. Chris Atkinson (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

81:16

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

81:16

Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:47

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

79:05

Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

78:42

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

78:34

Attempt blocked. Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

78:11

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:09

Foul by Tom Kennedy (Rochdale).

76:51

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

74:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Bastien Héry.

73:59 Booking

Booking Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

73:55

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:55

Foul by Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra).

72:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Vadaine Oliver replaces Lee Molyneux.

72:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Atkinson replaces Anthony Grant.

71:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Rochdale 5. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

67:50

Attempt saved. Matt Done (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

65:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Rochdale 4. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

64:50

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:50

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

63:49

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

63:01

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

63:01

Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:43

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

61:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Rochdale 3. Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oliver Turton.

60:54

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

60:06

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:06

Foul by Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra).

56:16 Booking

Booking Bastien Héry (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

56:10

Foul by Bastien Héry (Rochdale).

56:10

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Rochdale 3. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

52:21

Attempt saved. Tom Kennedy (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

52:00

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Lee Molyneux.

51:51

Attempt blocked. Matt Done (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

50:34

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by George Ray.

50:26

Attempt blocked. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

49:46

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

49:46

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:35

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Billy Waters.

45:57

(Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:57

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

45:00

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 1, Rochdale 2.

45:00 +2:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Rochdale 2.

45:00 +2:16

Attempt missed. Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

45:00 +1:59

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tom Kennedy.

45:00 +1:48

Attempt saved. George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

45:00 +0:25

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

44:51

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tom Kennedy.

42:12

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

42:12

Scott Tanser (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Rochdale 2. Matt Done (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

40:34

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

39:00

Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:50

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

38:06

Attempt missed. Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

37:17

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:17

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

33:33

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

30:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Rochdale 1. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Allen.

27:04

Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:04

Foul by Tom Kennedy (Rochdale).

25:49

Attempt saved. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

25:28

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Lee Molyneux.

22:57

Attempt missed. Matt Done (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

22:05

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

21:08

Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:08

Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

20:00

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:54

Foul by Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra).

19:12

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:12

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

17:38

Attempt missed. Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

17:11

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Marcus Haber.

16:28

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by George Ray.

15:06

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:06

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

14:01

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Peter Vincenti.

12:44

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:44

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

11:35

Foul by Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra).

11:35

Scott Tanser (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:22

Attempt saved. Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

8:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Rochdale 0. Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Grant.

6:40

Scott Tanser (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:40

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Crewe Alexandra).

5:20

Foul by Bastien Héry (Rochdale).

5:20

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:25

Foul by Scott Tanser (Rochdale).

2:25

Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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