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Rochdale 2-0 Peterborough United

Keith Hill celebrated his 500th game in charge of Rochdale with a 2-0 win against Peterborough.

The home side were good value for their two-goal lead at the break having largely dominated the first 45 minutes, belying their lowly standing in the division.

They edged ahead in the 33rd minute when Joe Rafferty picked out Calvin Andrew and, with his back to goal, the striker turned sharply to beat Andrew Hughes and fire into the corner of Connor O'Malley's net.

And the second goal followed just three minutes later. Joe Bunney earned a free-kick on the edge of the area and Callum Camps blasted the set-piece past the Posh wall and into the roof of the net.

Grant McCann made three changes at the break and Peterborough offered more of a threat in the second half as substitute Idris Kanu and Jack Marriott both tested Dale keeper Josh Lillis.

But the home side dealt comfortably with the Posh attacks and earned a well-deserved three points which lifted them out of the relegation zone.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGahey
  • 29Daniels
  • 4McNultyBooked at 90mins
  • 39BunneySubstituted forNtlheat 74'minutes
  • 14RathboneBooked at 68mins
  • 10Camps
  • 40Henderson
  • 9Andrew
  • 16DoneSubstituted forSlewat 7'minutesBooked at 21minsSubstituted forGillamat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 7Slew
  • 19Davies
  • 22Moore
  • 27Cannon
  • 32Kitching
  • 36Gillam

Peterborough

  • 25O'Malley
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 6Baldwin
  • 27Taylor
  • 3Hughes
  • 42Grant
  • 20DoughtySubstituted forForresterat 45'minutes
  • 21AndersonSubstituted forKanuat 45'minutes
  • 11Maddison
  • 14Marriott
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forMillerat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 8Forrester
  • 9Miller
  • 17Penny
  • 19Kanu
  • 23Chettle
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
2,555

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 2, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Peterborough United 0.

Attempt saved. Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Ricky Miller (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Attempt blocked. Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

Attempt blocked. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Gillam (Rochdale) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Kgosi Ntlhe replaces Joe Bunney because of an injury.

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

Attempt saved. Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matthew Gillam replaces Jordan Slew.

Attempt missed. Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ricky Miller (Peterborough United).

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ricky Miller (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

goal

As It Stood

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2Shrewsbury19124326131340
3Scunthorpe20115426141238
4Bradford2011362922736
5Blackburn18104430151534
6Charlton1810442721634
7Portsmouth209292524129
8Peterborough198472927228
9Oxford Utd207673427727
10Blackpool197662423127
11Fleetwood207672930-127
12Rotherham198293228426
13Walsall196762728-125
14Southend196762229-725
15MK Dons206682229-724
16Doncaster206592125-423
17Oldham196583036-623
18Bristol Rovers1970122735-821
19Rochdale194872024-420
20Wimbledon2055101522-720
21Gillingham204881522-720
22Northampton2054111532-1719
23Bury2045111928-917
24Plymouth2045111529-1417
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