Rochdale 2-1 Wycombe

Ashley Grimes scored twice as Rochdale beat Wycombe to leapfrog them out of the relegation zone.

Wycombe scored with their first attack as Scott Donnelly carried the ball around keeper Jake Kean before scoring from a tight angle.

Dale levelled when Nicky Adams and David Ball combined to set up Grimes, who fired home from 10 yards.

And he won the game when he lifted the ball over Nikki Bull after Kean's kick bounced over Wycombe's defence.

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Rochdale manager Steve Eyre tells BBC Radio Manchester:

Eyre praises Dale 'quality'

"I look at the way we approach games, and I look at this one and we could have been 1-0 up in the opening minutes.

"I think Gary Jones and Andrew Tutte are excellent together, a great partnership and the pair of them are fantastic players and I'm glad they're in our dressing room.

"When you have a predator like Ashley Grimes on the pitch, you've got a fantastic chance of doing something with the game."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Rochdale

  • 01 Kean
  • 02 Darby
  • 04 Holness
  • 05 Trotman Booked
  • 12 Balkestein
  • 08 Jones
  • 10 Grimes (Kennedy - 84' )
  • 11 Adams (Barry-Murphy - 76' )
  • 15 Thompson (Akpa Akpro - 65' )
  • 16 Tutte
  • 39 Ball

Substitutes

  • 23 Lucas
  • 06 Barry-Murphy
  • 07 Kennedy
  • 14 Twaddle
  • 26 Akpa Akpro

Wycombe

  • 01 Bull
  • 02 Foster
  • 03 Sandell (McCoy - 49' Booked )
  • 06 Johnson
  • 16 Tunnicliffe
  • 04 Rowlands
  • 17 Grant (Ainsworth - 59' )
  • 18 Lewis (Benyon - 72' )
  • 22 Donnelly
  • 30 Harris
  • 20 Beavon

Substitutes

  • 19 McCoy
  • 07 Ainsworth
  • 08 Harding
  • 09 Rendell
  • 23 Benyon
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 2,266

Match Stats

Shots

16 9

On target

9 3

Corners

11 5

Fouls

9 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:27 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +4:04

David Ball decides to take a short corner.

90:00 +2:18

Brian Barry-Murphy takes a short corner.

90:00 +1:43

Brian Barry-Murphy decides to take a short corner.

89:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Rowlands by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Martin Rowlands takes the direct free kick.

88:20

Unfair challenge on Gareth Ainsworth by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Scott Donnelly from right wing, Pim Balkestein manages to make a clearance.

87:12

Gary Jones takes a shot. Save made by Nikki Bull.

84:31

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

84:00

The referee blows for offside against Elliot Benyon. Jake Kean takes the free kick.

83:04 Substitution

Substitution Jason Kennedy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ashley Grimes.

81:27

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.

80:14

Scott Donnelly crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Jake Kean.

80:14 Booking

Booking Neal Trotman is shown a yellow card.

79:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neal Trotman on Kadeem Harris.

78:42

Inswinging corner taken by Scott Donnelly, clearance by Stephen Darby.

78:23

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.

77:45

Pim Balkestein concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Ainsworth. Scott Donnelly delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Pim Balkestein.

76:59

Scott Donnelly takes a shot. Save made by Jake Kean.

75:39

Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.

75:39 Substitution

Substitution Brian Barry-Murphy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicky Adams.

75:39

Unfair challenge on Andrew Tutte by Stuart Beavon results in a free kick.

72:39

Neal Trotman fouled by Stuart Beavon, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Kean takes the direct free kick.

71:20 Substitution

Substitution Elliot Benyon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stuart Lewis.

65:46

The assist for the goal came from Jake Kean.

65:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Ashley Grimes - Rochdale 2 - 1 Wycombe Ashley Grimes grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rochdale 2-1 Wycombe.

64:53 Substitution

Substitution Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro replaces Joe Thompson.

60:53

Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams, Gareth Ainsworth manages to make a clearance.

60:09

Free kick crossed by Nicky Adams, Leon Johnson manages to make a clearance.

60:09 Booking

Booking Marvin McCoy shown a yellow card.

59:59

Marvin McCoy concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Adams.

58:32 Substitution

Substitution Gareth Ainsworth on for Joel Grant.

57:33

Unfair challenge on Stuart Lewis by Andrew Tutte results in a free kick. Leon Johnson takes the direct free kick.

56:25

Marcus Holness gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Beavon. Free kick crossed right-footed by Scott Donnelly from right channel.

55:31

Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the left by-line, Close range header by Pim Balkestein misses to the right of the goal.

54:49

Corner from the right by-line taken by Nicky Adams, clearance by Stuart Beavon.

53:32

Andrew Tutte challenges Martin Rowlands unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Tunnicliffe takes the direct free kick.

52:50

Andrew Tutte produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

51:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Tunnicliffe on Andrew Tutte. Nicky Adams takes the free kick, Gary Jones takes a shot.

50:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pim Balkestein on Joel Grant. Nikki Bull restarts play with the free kick.

49:32

Nicky Adams takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Joel Grant makes a clearance.

49:18

David Ball takes a shot. Nikki Bull makes a save.

48:28 Substitution

Substitution Andy Sandell leaves the field to be replaced by Marvin McCoy.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:52

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Donnelly from the right by-line.

44:33

Kadeem Harris takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Tutte.

42:32

David Ball is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by James Tunnicliffe.

41:26

The ball is sent over by Nicky Adams.

40:15

Shot from deep inside the area by Scott Donnelly goes over the bar.

38:13

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Ball. The free kick is swung in right-footed by James Tunnicliffe, clearance by Marcus Holness.

37:22

The ball is sent over by Joe Thompson.

35:16

Gary Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Stuart Lewis.

33:54

David Ball produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

32:24

Danny Foster produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

31:38

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Scott Donnelly.

30:27

Scott Donnelly fouled by Neal Trotman, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Andy Sandell from the free kick, Jake Kean makes a save.

29:28

Andrew Tutte produces a cross.

28:40

James Tunnicliffe challenges Ashley Grimes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Adams.

27:29

The ball is sent over by Joel Grant.

26:13

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

25:49

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Danny Foster.

25:06

Scott Donnelly is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.

24:18

Pim Balkestein has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

23:00

Joel Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Adams. Nicky Adams takes the direct free kick.

21:51

Corner from left by-line taken by Scott Donnelly.

20:19

Nicky Adams provided the assist for the goal.

20:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Ashley Grimes - Rochdale 1 - 1 Wycombe Ashley Grimes finds the net with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-1 Wycombe.

19:35

Martin Rowlands takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

18:50

Effort on goal by Ashley Grimes from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

17:43

Nicky Adams takes the outswinging corner, Danny Foster makes a clearance.

17:02

Corner taken by Scott Donnelly, Jake Kean makes a save.

16:23

Nicky Adams delivers the ball, save made by Nikki Bull.

15:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Holness by Stuart Beavon. Marcus Holness takes the free kick.

14:48

Joe Thompson takes a shot. Save made by Nikki Bull.

10:12

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the right by-line, save by Nikki Bull.

9:51

Corner taken short by Nicky Adams.

9:40

David Ball takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Johnson.

5:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Donnelly - Rochdale 0 - 1 Wycombe Scott Donnelly fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 0-1 Wycombe.

5:02

Effort from deep inside the area by Nicky Adams misses to the left of the goal.

4:58

The ball is crossed by Stephen Darby.

2:16

David Ball takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

0:59

The referee blows for offside against Stuart Beavon. Jake Kean takes the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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