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Peterborough United 0-1 Rochdale

Skipper Ian Henderson boosted 10-man Rochdale's hopes of avoiding relegation with the only goal of a vital victory at Peterborough.

But he will miss much of the remainder of the season after seeing red at London Road.

Henderson struck for the fourth time in five games when pouncing from a tight angle in the 16th minute after Calvin Andrew was denied by Posh keeper Conor O'Malley.

But the captain's 20th goal of the campaign was followed by his second sending off as he was dismissed seven minutes after the break for a shocking challenge on Gwion Edwards.

The hosts dominated the remainder of the contest but they couldn't find a way past Rochdale goalkeeper Josh Lillis as their play-off hopes were dealt another blow.

Captain Jack Baldwin saw two headers saved before Edwards' diving header was also parried by the Dale number one.

Edwards did later succeed in putting the ball in the net but his 72nd minute tap-in was ruled out for offside and substitute Danny Lloyd saw a last-gasp looping header tipped over.

Rochdale actually went closest to scoring again when Andrew headed a corner against the bar.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25O'Malley
  • 2Shephard
  • 6Baldwin
  • 3Hughes
  • 32FreestoneSubstituted forWardat 55'minutes
  • 37Cooper
  • 8Forrester
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forKanuat 83'minutes
  • 14Marriott
  • 16MoriasSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 15Ward
  • 19Kanu
  • 20Doughty
  • 21Anderson
  • 42Grant

Rochdale

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 4McNulty
  • 6McGahey
  • 32KitchingBooked at 38minsSubstituted forNtlheat 61'minutes
  • 21Delaney
  • 40HendersonBooked at 53mins
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forWisemanat 60'minutes
  • 10CampsBooked at 36minsSubstituted forThompsonat 67'minutes
  • 16Done
  • 9AndrewBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 7Humphrys
  • 12Wiseman
  • 15Thompson
  • 19Davies
  • 22Moore
  • 25Adshead
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
5,496

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home24
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Rochdale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Rochdale 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Calvin Andrew.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Calvin Andrew.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Lloyd (Peterborough United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Harrison McGahey (Rochdale).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Ward (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Cooper (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Booking

    Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Joe Ward (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

  16. Post update

    Joe Ward (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Idris Kanu replaces Gwion Edwards.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan41269681275487
2Blackburn422512576373987
3Shrewsbury412410755332282
4Rotherham422171468511770
5Scunthorpe4216161059491064
6Plymouth411810135348564
7Portsmouth42196175451363
8Charlton421711145450462
9Peterborough4216131364521261
10Blackpool431414155653356
11Bristol Rovers42168185862-456
12Fleetwood43159195762-554
13Bradford40166184961-1254
14Doncaster401314134946353
15Southend421411174962-1353
16Gillingham421216144448-452
17Oxford Utd421311185762-550
18Wimbledon421310194253-1149
19Walsall421212185162-1148
20Oldham411113175468-1446
21Rochdale411015164553-845
22Northampton431110223974-3543
23MK Dons421012204261-1942
24Bury4279263465-3130
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