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Rochdale 3-0 Gillingham

Ian Henderson's hat-trick gave Rochdale their first home win of the League One season as they beat Gillingham.

Dale had lost their opening three games at the Crown Oil Arena but ended that run by inflicting a fifth defeat in the last six league games on the Gills.

The home side opened the scoring early when Henderson collected a loose ball in the area and slipped a neat finish beneath Tomas Holy.

Henderson then made the most of Matty Gillam's pass to fire home a quick-fire second.

Tom Eaves wasted the visitors' best chance of the half when he met Mark Byrne's cross unchallenged only to guide a header wide.

Either side of the interval both Ryan Delaney and Henderson had the ball in the net only to see their efforts ruled out for fouls, while Eaves almost made up for his earlier miss with a stunning 25-yard shot against the crossbar.

Henderson's third came just after the hour when he brilliantly volleyed home Aaron Wilbraham's cross.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGahey
  • 5Delaney
  • 21Hart
  • 14Rathbone
  • 10Camps
  • 40HendersonBooked at 86minsSubstituted forDoneat 89'minutes
  • 9AndrewSubstituted forWilliamsat 77'minutes
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 36GillamSubstituted forAdsheadat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McNulty
  • 11Williams
  • 16Done
  • 17Perkins
  • 22Moore
  • 25Adshead
  • 41Matheson

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 12Fuller
  • 5Ehmer
  • 4Lacey
  • 3Garmston
  • 8ParrettSubstituted forHanlanat 83'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 13Reilly
  • 2O'NeillSubstituted forNasseriat 71'minutes
  • 9Eaves
  • 14ParkerSubstituted forListat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hanlan
  • 10Wilkinson
  • 15List
  • 17Nasseri
  • 24Rees
  • 30Hadler
  • 34Ogilvie
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
2,925

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 3, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Gillingham 0.

Foul by Sam Hart (Rochdale).

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Daniel Adshead replaces Matthew Gillam.

Foul by Jordan Williams (Rochdale).

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Ian Henderson.

Attempt saved. Callum Reilly (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jordan Williams (Rochdale).

Callum Reilly (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jordan Williams (Rochdale).

Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Brandon Hanlan replaces Dean Parrett.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jordan Williams replaces Calvin Andrew.

Sam Hart (Rochdale) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Bradley Garmston.

Foul by Matthew Gillam (Rochdale).

Alex Lacey (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt missed. Elliott List (Gillingham) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Navid Nasseri replaces Luke O'Neill.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ryan Delaney.

Sam Hart (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Foul by Matthew Gillam (Rochdale).

Barry Fuller (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 3, Gillingham 0. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aaron Wilbraham.

Elliott List (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Matthew Gillam (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Josh Parker.

Attempt missed. Josh Parker (Gillingham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

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

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Foul by Callum Reilly (Gillingham).

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke O'Neill (Gillingham).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth86201551020
2Peterborough86112091119
3Barnsley84311551015
4Sunderland8431158715
5Doncaster8431136715
6Walsall84311210215
7Charlton8422118314
8Fleetwood8341136713
9Blackpool834185313
10Accrington82511010011
11Luton83231010011
12Coventry832367-111
13Rochdale83231316-311
14Burton83141011-110
15Scunthorpe82421218-610
16Wimbledon8224611-58
17Shrewsbury814378-17
18Southend8215913-47
19Wycombe8143711-47
20Gillingham8215914-57
21Bradford8206613-76
22Bristol Rovers8125610-45
23Oxford Utd8125817-95
24Plymouth8035414-103
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