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Fleetwood Town 2-1 Rochdale

Ched Evans scored late on to hand dominant Fleetwood a deserved victory against Rochdale.

Evans darted in to head home Danny Andrew's fizzing cross in the 87th minute as the hosts comfortably extended their unbeaten home start to the campaign.

Rochdale struck early when Luke Matheson headed the ball precisely into the path of Rekeil Pyke, and he steadied before firing low past Alex Cairns from six yards.

It should have been two when Ian Henderson somehow scooped an effort over the top from even closer in and then Fleetwood levelled soon after.

Andrew was not picked up at the far post as he coolly converted Wes Burns' out-swinging cross.

Fleetwood almost made it 2-1 before the break when Evans fired narrowly over from an acute angle.

Close to the hour mark Fleetwood's Josh Morris curled in a shot which goalkeeper Robert Sanchez saved well. Andrew then curled a free-kick over the crossbar.

Evans flicked a header narrowly wide shortly before eventually scored what proved to be a deserved winner.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 6Souttar
  • 12Dunne
  • 3Andrew
  • 16Rossiter
  • 15Coutts
  • 8DempseySubstituted forMaddenat 61'minutes
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forMooneyat 82'minutes
  • 9Evans
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forHunterat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Clarke
  • 13Gilks
  • 17Madden
  • 22Hunter
  • 27Biggins
  • 29Sheron
  • 40Mooney

Rochdale

  • 25Sánchez
  • 41Matheson
  • 6O'ConnellSubstituted forRyanat 18'minutes
  • 4McNultyBooked at 71mins
  • 3Norrington-Davies
  • 8Williams
  • 14Rathbone
  • 7DooleyBooked at 90mins
  • 10CampsBooked at 63mins
  • 11PykeSubstituted forMorleyat 49'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 40HendersonSubstituted forAndrewat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Andrew
  • 12Lynch
  • 13Keohane
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 20Ryan
  • 28Morley
  • 37Tavares
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,229

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home24
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Rochdale 1.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Stephen Dooley.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Paddy Madden.

Booking

Stephen Dooley (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Paddy Madden tries a through ball, but Ashley Hunter is caught offside.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Jimmy Ryan (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Mooney (Fleetwood Town).

Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Rochdale 1. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Hunter with a cross.

Hand ball by Harry Souttar (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt blocked. Jordan Rossiter (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Hunter with a cross.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Hunter.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Dan Mooney (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ched Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Dan Mooney replaces Wes Burns.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ched Evans.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jordan Rossiter.

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Ryan (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Camps with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Rathbone.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Rochdale).

Booking

Aaron Morley (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Josh Morris.

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Morris with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

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

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Ian Henderson.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Rhys Norrington-Davies.

Attempt blocked. Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

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

Jordan Rossiter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich96301641221
2Coventry9540159619
3Wycombe105411510519
4Fleetwood95221713417
5Sunderland94411411316
6Blackpool104421412216
7Doncaster8431117415
8Bristol Rovers104331312115
9Peterborough942320101014
10Lincoln City104151415-113
11Shrewsbury9342910-113
12Oxford Utd103341915412
13Rotherham8332128412
14Burton9333119212
15MK Dons94051113-212
16Gillingham92431410410
17Rochdale92431014-410
18Tranmere92341416-29
19Accrington91441117-67
20Portsmouth7133910-16
21Southend91171124-134
22Wimbledon10037918-93
23Bolton8035224-22-9
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