League One
Plymouth5Rochdale1

Plymouth Argyle 5-1 Rochdale

Striker Freddie Ladapo scored twice as Plymouth eased to a League One home win over 10-man Rochdale.

Ladapo fired Argyle ahead on 26 minutes from the edge of the box as they dominated a first half in which Dale keeper Andy Lonergan - on emergency loan from Middlesbrough - made a string of outstanding saves either side of the goal.

Argyle briefly looked like they would rue those missed opportunities when Matt Done pounced on a poor Ryan Edwards pass back to Kyle Letheren and raced on to slot past the keeper on 48 minutes.

But Rochdale were reduced to 10 men on 58 minutes when defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell handled a pass from Ruben Lameiras destined to put Ladapo in on goal.

Within three minutes Argyle central defender Edwards scored from close range as Dale failed to clear their lines following Graham Carey's corner, and Ladapo then took his season's tally to 15 goals with a solo effort in the 75th minute.

Substitute Oscar Threlkeld fired home from the edge of the box four minutes after his 81st-minute introduction and in stoppage time full-back Ashley Smith-Brown smashed home to make it 5-1.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 21Letheren
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 5Edwards
  • 14CanavanSubstituted forJonesat 90+1'minutes
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8FoxSubstituted forThrelkeldat 81'minutes
  • 10CareySubstituted forAndersonat 88'minutes
  • 7SarcevicBooked at 67mins
  • 11Lameiras
  • 19Ladapo

Substitutes

  • 1Macey
  • 2Riley
  • 9Taylor
  • 13Anderson
  • 20Jones
  • 25Wootton
  • 26Threlkeld

Rochdale

  • 24Lonergan
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6Ebanks-LandellBooked at 58mins
  • 5Delaney
  • 39Bunney
  • 10CampsBooked at 72mins
  • 27Hamilton
  • 7DooleySubstituted forAndrewat 45'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 23HoldenSubstituted forInmanat 45'minutes
  • 16Done

Substitutes

  • 4McNulty
  • 9Andrew
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 19Inman
  • 25Adshead
  • 31Wade
  • 41Matheson
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
9,360

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home25
Away10
Shots on Target
Home14
Away3
Corners
Home16
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 5, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 5, Rochdale 1.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 5, Rochdale 1. Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ruben Lameiras.

Attempt missed. Ethan Hamilton (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ethan Hamilton (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lloyd Jones replaces Niall Canavan.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Paul Anderson replaces Graham Carey.

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

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 4, Rochdale 1. Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ruben Lameiras.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Ethan Hamilton (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Oscar Threlkeld replaces David Fox.

Attempt missed. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Attempt missed. Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Rochdale 1. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Joe Bunney.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

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

Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Ryan McLaughlin (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Ryan McLaughlin (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33218466283871
2Barnsley341910559283167
3Sunderland331714259322765
4Portsmouth341711655361962
5Charlton34178950341659
6Doncaster32159859401954
7Peterborough341410105246652
8Fleetwood34139124536948
9Blackpool33121293429548
10Coventry33137133637-146
11Burton341110134241143
12Wycombe341110134248-643
13Southend34125174445-141
14Plymouth34118154554-941
15Accrington321011113443-941
16Scunthorpe34118154158-1741
17Gillingham34116174557-1239
18Walsall34108163755-1838
19Shrewsbury33812133645-936
20Oxford Utd34812144152-1136
21Bristol Rovers33810153137-634
22Rochdale3497184272-3034
23Bradford3496193855-1733
24Wimbledon3485212853-2529
View full League One table

Top Stories