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Northampton Town 0-1 Rochdale

Calvin Andrew scored the only goal of the game as Rochdale ended their long wait for a League One away win this season by beating Northampton at Sixfields.

Without a league victory of any kind since November, Andrew was in the right place at the right time to convert Matt Done's low cross and lift Dale to within eight points of safety as they brought Northampton's four-game unbeaten run to a halt.

Rochdale belied their lowly league position to dominate the first-half and Callum Camps almost gave them an early lead when denied by Richard O'Donnell, who also kept out Mark Kitching.

The home side's only threat throughout the game stemmed from set-pieces with Jordan Turnbull nodding a free-kick wide and John-Joe O'Toole planting a free header straight at Dale goalkeeper Josh Lillis.

The visitors took the lead eight minutes into the second half when Done got free down their left and squared for Andrew to tap-in and that proved the difference with Northampton unable to produce any kind of response.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 13O'Donnell
  • 24FaceySubstituted forPooleat 36'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 6Taylor
  • 37Turnbull
  • 39Bunney
  • 22CrooksBooked at 73mins
  • 29Grimes
  • 28PereiraSubstituted forvan Veenat 57'minutes
  • 21O'TooleSubstituted forAriyibiat 72'minutes
  • 8Foley
  • 19LongBooked at 31mins

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 3Buchanan
  • 10van Veen
  • 14Hoskins
  • 17McWilliams
  • 26Poole
  • 45Ariyibi

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 12Wiseman
  • 4McNulty
  • 21Delaney
  • 16Done
  • 10CampsBooked at 67minsSubstituted forHumphrysat 86'minutes
  • 27Cannon
  • 32Kitching
  • 9Andrew
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 6McGahey
  • 7Humphrys
  • 14Rathbone
  • 22Moore
  • 30Knott
  • 31Hart
  • 33Dobre
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
5,475

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Rochdale 1.

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Sam Foley (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Stephen Humphrys replaces Callum Camps.

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (Northampton Town).

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Regan Poole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Regan Poole (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Regan Poole (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Attempt blocked. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Sam Foley (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Joe Bunney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Gboly Ariyibi replaces John-Joe O'Toole.

Attempt missed. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Northampton Town) left footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

Booking

Callum Camps (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Callum Camps (Rochdale) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Kevin van Veen replaces Hildeberto Pereira.

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

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Sam Foley (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 0, Rochdale 1. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Done.

goal

As It Stood

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4Scunthorpe31159745321354
5Rotherham301551050361450
6Bradford31153134547-248
7Charlton2913793936346
8Peterborough29127104638843
9Portsmouth30134133635143
10Oxford Utd30118114745241
11Plymouth31118123539-441
12Gillingham301010103434040
13Bristol Rovers30123154347-439
14Doncaster31911113637-138
15Southend30107133649-1337
16Walsall2999113641-536
17Fleetwood30106144248-636
18Wimbledon2997132833-534
19Blackpool30810123541-634
20Northampton3196162851-2333
21Oldham3188154356-1332
22MK Dons2979132941-1230
23Rochdale27510122737-1025
24Bury2956182244-2221
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