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Crawley Town 0-4 Rochdale

Peter Vincenti
Peter Vincenti scored two goals in 12 second-half minutes for Rochdale.

Peter Vincenti scored twice as Rochdale thumped Crawley to condemn them to their fourth straight league defeat.

Matty Done's fine first-half curler from the edge of the box put the Dale in front after slack defending.

Vincenti slotted in Done's cutback to double the lead before his header into the bottom corner sealed victory.

Calvin Andrew added a fourth following neat play from Done while Crawley's best chance saw Matt Harrold's header brilliantly saved by Conrad Logan.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Sussex:

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Gregory on Crawley v Rochdale

"I have to take full responsibility for the outcome of that, and I have to apologise to our fans. I have to apologise for the performance, for the way we set up, the tactics.

"The fans were singing that they were embarrassed and I am more embarrassed than they are.

"We certainly didn't defend as well as we did do in our first three matches, when we were watertight.

"We didn't look like scoring, which is particularly worrying trend which has surfaced in the last couple of games.

"I will always stand by my players but it was hard to recognise too many of my boys today."

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Crawley v Rochdale

"It's a difficult fixture for any team within this respective league.

"We're very honest and we're very respectful of any opposition, we try and come up with game plans that will suit us.

"There wasn't much in the first half, we had to sort one or two things out at half-time and I think we were worthy winners in the end."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Jensen
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 5Leacock
  • 6Bradley
  • 3Dickson
  • 14YoungSubstituted forBanyaat 64'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 4Henderson
  • 22O'ConnorSubstituted forRoseat 40'minutes
  • 9McLeodBooked at 74mins
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forTomlinat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Banya
  • 17Rose
  • 20Bawling
  • 21Tomlin
  • 23Richefond
  • 24Isaacs
  • 25Ashdown

Rochdale

  • 22Logan
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 80mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 29O'Connell
  • 17Tanser
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forBennettat 75'minutes
  • 14HérySubstituted forAndrewat 56'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 12Dawson
  • 24Allen
  • 40Henderson
  • 16DoneSubstituted forFenelonat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 6Lancashire
  • 9Andrew
  • 21Musangu
  • 33Kennedy
  • 39Bunney
  • 45Fenelon
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
2,534

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Rochdale 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Rochdale 4.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

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

Hand ball by Scott Tanser (Rochdale).

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Ashley Eastham (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Shamir Fenelon replaces Matt Done.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

Attempt saved. Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Mitch Rose.

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Mitch Rose (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Booking

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

Booking

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 0, Rochdale 4. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Stephen Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Rhys Bennett replaces Peter Vincenti.

Booking

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 0, Rochdale 3. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Done.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Calvin Andrew.

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Peterborough6501615
2Bristol City6420514
3Fleetwood6321311
4MK Dons5311410
5Bradford6312210
6Chesterfield5311210
7Preston523059
8Coventry623119
9Barnsley522138
10Swindon522138
11Oldham622208
12Yeovil6222-28
13Rochdale621337
14Notts County521217
15Doncaster521207
16Sheff Utd521207
17Gillingham6213-27
18Leyton Orient513116
19Crawley6204-76
20Port Vale6123-35
21Walsall6042-24
22Scunthorpe6114-94
23Colchester6024-52
24Crewe5005-90
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