League One
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Rochdale 3-0 Chesterfield

Rochdale moved up to fourth in League One with a convincing Boxing Day victory over Chesterfield.

Ian Henderson returned to top form with a brace either side of a Calvin Andrew finish for Keith Hill's men.

Steven Davies saw his ninth-minute penalty saved by Lloyd Allinson as the home side made the early running.

Gboly Ariyibi should have done better when clean through on goal but was denied by Conrad Logan before Dale made the breakthrough in the 45th minute.

Keith Keane and Oliver Rathbone combined to tee up Henderson, who curled a screamer wide of Allinson in the Spireites goal.

And Dale doubled their lead in the 59th minute when Davies and Henderson linked up in the area for Andrew to crash home a decisive finish.

Ched Evans threatened with a couple of half chances for the visitors but Henderson completed the scoring in the 84th minute, slamming Davies' pass into the roof of the net from close range.

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Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 25Logan
  • 2Rafferty
  • 18Keane
  • 4McNulty
  • 39Bunney
  • 8Lund
  • 14RathboneBooked at 87minsSubstituted forAllenat 89'minutes
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Camps
  • 19Davies
  • 40HendersonBooked at 10minsSubstituted forCannonat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 3Tanser
  • 5Canavan
  • 16Noble-Lazarus
  • 24Allen
  • 27Cannon
  • 28Morley

Chesterfield

  • 21Allinson
  • 5Liddle
  • 6Evatt
  • 23Anderson
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 17DimaioBooked at 49minsSubstituted forWilkinsonat 66'minutes
  • 4Hird
  • 15O'Neil
  • 19Donohue
  • 9Evans
  • 26O'Shea

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 11Mitchell
  • 12Fulton
  • 20Dennis
  • 22Simons
  • 24Wilkinson
  • 29Beesley
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,863

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 3, Chesterfield 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Chesterfield 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Andrew Cannon replaces Ian Henderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jamie Allen replaces Oliver Rathbone.

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Booking

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 3, Chesterfield 0. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Steve Davies.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Dion Donohue.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Keith Keane.

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Ched Evans (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Bunney (Rochdale).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Callum Camps.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Calvin Andrew.

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Conor Wilkinson replaces Connor Dimaio.

Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Dion Donohue.

Attempt blocked. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 2, Chesterfield 0. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Joe Bunney.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe23146346202648
2Sheff Utd23145442231947
3Bolton23144530141646
4Rochdale2312383629739
5Bradford2391132819938
6Southend2310763428637
7Peterborough22106636241236
8Fleetwood239773428634
9Millwall2310493736134
10Bristol Rovers239683740-333
11Wimbledon238873428632
12Charlton2371062824431
13Northampton238693433130
14Oxford Utd238692828030
15Walsall237972631-530
16Gillingham238693137-630
17Port Vale2376102637-1127
18MK Dons2366112632-624
19Swindon2366112235-1324
20Bury2363143245-1321
21Shrewsbury2356122336-1321
22Chesterfield2363142742-1521
23Coventry2347122034-1419
24Oldham2239101226-1418
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