Match ends, Rochdale 3, Bury 0.
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing's brace secured a comfortable victory for Rochdale over local rivals Bury in League One.
Dale opened the scoring when Mendez-Laing pounced on a loose ball from Ian Henderson's blocked effort.
Mendez-Laing then nipped in between Ian Lawlor and Peter Clarke to double his tally and Rochdale's lead.
Former Bury defender Ashley Eastham wrapped up the three points when he leapt highest in the Shakers' box to head Michael Rose's corner past Lawlor.
Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:
"We wanted more penetration and we got it today. I think the game should have been put to bed before half time with the chances we created.
"I think it was all about control of the ball today.
"The plan worked but the players, more importantly, put in some practice and that's what pleases me most."
Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:
"It's been a real tough week. I've got players out there who physically weren't really prepared for the game.
"It didn't look right and it didn't feel right.
"We've got to get the right bodies in now and make sure we've got enough covering in every position to get over the line."
- 8LundSubstituted forBennettat 90+1'minutes
- 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forBunneyat 80'minutes
- 12McDermottSubstituted forCampsat 74'minutes
- 22PughBooked at 57mins
- 25GardnerBooked at 26minsSubstituted forClareat 61'minutes
- 18O'SullivanSubstituted forHusseyat 45'minutes
- 15LoweSubstituted forRoseat 33'minutes
- Tony Harrington
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Bury 0.
Substitution, Rochdale. Rhys Bennett replaces Matthew Lund because of an injury.
Hand ball by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).
Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sean Clare (Bury).
Attempt missed. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.
Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Sean Clare (Bury).
Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).
Substitution, Rochdale. Callum Camps replaces Donal McDermott.
Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Craig Jones (Bury) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Peter Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt blocked. Peter Clarke (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Josh Lillis.