Rochdale moved within two points of a play-off place after they beat managerless Notts County.
Craig Dawson put the visitors ahead when he fired in off a Nicky Adams corner, before Will Atkinson nodded in from close range to double the lead.
Craig Westcarr drove against the post as the home side looked to find a way back into the match.
Lee Hughes did pull one back when he struck from three yards, but the Dale held on for the win.
Notts County caretaker manager Carl Heggs told BBC Radio Nottingham:
"The first 15 minutes epitomised what this club has been going through for the last 10 weeks.
"We switch off and straight away we're a goal down and then we go 2-0 down before we started and there's no confidence.
"At 2-0 we saw a reaction. We got a spark in the second half. We had a right go in the second half. With a bit of luck we could have something out of the game."