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Rochdale 0-1 Millwall

Lee Gregory scored Millwall's only goal against Rochdale as they earned a fifth straight away win in League One.

Gregory converted from close range in the second half after the home defenders failed to clear the ball.

Rochdale should have been awarded a penalty in the first half when Shaun Williams clipped Ian Henderson.

Midfielder Callum Camps had an early effort saved by Millwall goalkeeper Jordan Archer and Gregory could have had a second but his lob sailed wide.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Rochdale v Millwall

"A draw would have been a fair result. In the first half we had good opportunities and we should have had a penalty, but sometimes you just don't get that fortune.

"We're all unhappy with the result and fans have got to make their own judgements on everything. It's up to me to select the side to actually play against any opposition and that's the sword that I fall on.

"The fans aren't stupid, they're quite intelligent and they'll see that we've done enough today to get something from the game."

Millwall manager Neil Harris told BBC Radio London:

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Harris on Rochdale v Millwall

"Obviously delighted with the result. I thought it was a very even game, keenly contested.

"It certainly wasn't pretty. The guys really had to dig in and roll their sleeves up.

"You could argue it's one of the most important wins of the season.

"They could easily not have put in that level of performance on this pitch in these conditions after a horrendous journey yesterday."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 27CannonSubstituted forAlessandraat 71'minutes
  • 6LancashireBooked at 10mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 4McNulty
  • 2Rafferty
  • 39BunneySubstituted forMendez-Laingat 71'minutes
  • 28Camps
  • 24Allen
  • 40HendersonBooked at 50mins
  • 9AndrewSubstituted forVincentiat 35'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Vincenti
  • 8Lund
  • 10Alessandra
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 23Collis
  • 25Rose
  • 29Syers

Millwall

  • 13Archer
  • 27Romeo
  • 15NelsonBooked at 50mins
  • 17Webster
  • 3MartinBooked at 57mins
  • 25Wallace
  • 26Abdou
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 76mins
  • 8Upson
  • 9GregorySubstituted forMarquisat 86'minutes
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 1Forde
  • 4Edwards
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 14Marquis
  • 18Ferguson
  • 22O'Brien
  • 24Thompson
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
2,882

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away15
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Millwall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Millwall 1.

Ed Upson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale).

Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ed Upson (Millwall).

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Sid Nelson.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Marquis (Millwall).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. John Marquis replaces Lee Gregory.

Foul by Mahlon Romeo (Millwall).

Lewis Alessandra (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Foul by Joe Martin (Millwall).

Lewis Alessandra (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Mahlon Romeo.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Attempt blocked. Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

Booking

Shaun Williams (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Joe Bunney.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Lewis Alessandra replaces Andrew Cannon.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) because of an injury.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Attempt blocked. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Joe Bunney (Rochdale) because of an injury.

Booking

Joe Martin (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Bunney (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Martin (Millwall).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton30203741241763
2Gillingham31177757372058
3Walsall30169548311757
4Wigan311511550292156
5Coventry311410755332252
6Millwall301551048381050
7Southend3013894136547
8Sheff Utd3012994641545
9Port Vale32129113536-145
10Peterborough30135125445944
11Bradford2912893332144
12Barnsley30133144944542
13Scunthorpe29125123437-341
14Swindon31116144648-239
15Rochdale29107123740-337
16Bury29107123649-1337
17Doncaster3099123540-536
18Blackpool3096153038-833
19Shrewsbury3196163751-1433
20Fleetwood2979133437-330
21Chesterfield3093183850-1230
22Crewe3069153151-2027
23Oldham28413112740-1325
24Colchester3057183772-3522
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