Rochdale 0-1 Peterborough United
Peterborough saw off League One newcomers Rochdale to make a winning start to the campaign thanks to Kyle Vassell's second-half goal.
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing saw a 20-yard curling shot pushed over by Rochdale keeper Josh Lillis.
Just after the hour Conor Washington teed up Vassell for a simple finish from six yards out.
George Donnelly had Rochdale's best chance of the second half but struck well wide when one-on-one.
Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:
"I'm really encouraged by the performance, but the bottom line says we got beat 1-0.
"We've stood up to the test, we were competitive and creative, and I thought we played really well against good opposition.
"I was happy that we stood up to that challenge, but I don't want us to be labelled as a good side who lose football matches. It's important we win football matches. I thought we deserved at least a point."
- 2RaffertySubstituted forBunneyat 78'minutes
- 6LancashireBooked at 90mins
- 24AllenSubstituted forVincentiat 65'minutes
- 19DonnellySubstituted forAndrewat 64'minutes
- 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forFerdinandat 84'minutes
- 15J Anderson
- 7TaylorSubstituted forMcEvoyat 65'minutes
- 12VassellSubstituted forBarnettat 80'minutes
- 22Almeida Santos
- Geoff Eltringham
- Shots on Target