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Rochdale 3-1 Exeter City

Graham Cummins

Rochdale remained in third place in League Two after a hard-fought win over mid-table Exeter City.

Michael Rose fired the hosts into the lead with a curled left-footed free-kick which crept inside the near post.

Exeter equalised when John O'Flynn's cross found Alan Gow 10 yards out and he coolly finished with his left foot.

Graham Cummins nodded in a deep Matthew Lund cross to restore the lead before Andrew Tutte turned into space and fired home a right-footed strike.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We were reasonably comfortable. I thought it was a good, technical game. We just edged it.

"I've got a lot of respect for (Exeter manager) Paul Tisdale, the way he sets up and the way he wants to play.

"It was a very open game, without too many goalscoring opportunities, but I do believe we deserved it."

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 25Rose
  • 5Eastham
  • 6Lancashire
  • 22O'Connell
  • 8Tutte
  • 12Lund
  • 29Cummins
  • 11HoganSubstituted forDoneat 81'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 7Vincenti
  • 14Héry
  • 16Done
  • 21Thomson
  • 24Allen
  • 38Dicker
  • 39Bunney

Exeter

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Krysiak
  • 4Bennett
  • 3Woodman
  • 10GowSubstituted forKeohaneat 75'minutes
  • 6Coles
  • 5BaldwinBooked at 38minsSubstituted forButterfieldat 81'minutes
  • 11Davies
  • 7Sercombe
  • 25ParkinSubstituted forWheelerat 68'minutes
  • 35Gill
  • 19O'Flynn

Substitutes

  • 2Butterfield
  • 14Doherty
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 20Nichols
  • 22Keohane
  • 30Pym
  • 32Wheeler
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
2,428

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home2
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 3, Exeter City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Exeter City 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Arron Davies.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 3, Exeter City 1. Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

  5. Post update

    Graham Cummins (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Graham Cummins (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Scott Hogan.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Danny Butterfield replaces Pat Baldwin.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Jimmy Keohane replaces Alan Gow.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Gow (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Sam Parkin.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

  14. Post update

    Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 2, Exeter City 1. Graham Cummins (Rochdale) header from very close range to the bottom right corner.

  16. Post update

    Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Scott Hogan (Rochdale).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1795329141532
2Chesterfield1795325141132
3Rochdale1710252821732
4Fleetwood17101631211031
5Southend179262215729
6Newport177642419527
7Burton178362120127
8Scunthorpe177641920-127
9Dag & Red177552522326
10Wimbledon177462220225
11Morecambe177462325-225
12Hartlepool177372119224
13Exeter177372122-124
14Plymouth176471317-422
15Wycombe166372121021
16Mansfield175662023-321
17Cheltenham175662328-521
18Portsmouth165562428-420
19York174582327-417
20Accrington174581623-717
21Bury173681822-415
22Bristol Rovers173681320-715
23Torquay173591829-1114
24Northampton1734101424-1013
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