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Rochdale 2-1 Accrington Stanley

Rochdale leapfrogged opponents Accrington as they ended a five-game winless run in League One with a home victory against John Coleman's men.

The visitors dominated for long periods of the first half, with Dale goalkeeper Robert Sanchez keeping out Jordan Clark's half-volley.

Offrande Zanzala was twice denied by defensive blocks from Paul McShane, while Eoghan O'Connell and Sam Finley fizzed a rising drive narrowly wide of the upright.

However, the home side were ahead in the 40th minute. Stanley stopper Dimitar Evtimov could only parry Ollie Rathbone's shot and Ian Henderson rifled the loose ball into the roof of the net from six yards.

Henderson had his second just four minutes into the second half, seizing on a mistake among the Stanley back line as he raced into the area before successfully lifting the ball over Evtimov into the net.

Stanley reduced the arrears with a stunning strike from Joe Pritchard on 53 minutes, his dipping, swerving effort from 30 yards flying over Sanchez and into the top corner.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 25Sánchez
  • 13Keohane
  • 6O'Connell
  • 15McShane
  • 16Done
  • 14Rathbone
  • 8Williams
  • 20RyanSubstituted forAndrewat 80'minutes
  • 40HendersonSubstituted forMorleyat 90+2'minutes
  • 18WilbrahamSubstituted forTavaresat 72'minutes
  • 10Camps

Substitutes

  • 9Andrew
  • 12Lynch
  • 22Baah
  • 28Morley
  • 35Bradley
  • 36Gillam
  • 37Tavares

Accrington

  • 1Evtimov
  • 5SykesBooked at 64mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 10Pritchard
  • 7Clark
  • 6SherifSubstituted forEdwardsat 45'minutes
  • 28Conneely
  • 8Finley
  • 36OpokuBooked at 84minsSubstituted forNeves Bento De Carvalhoat 87'minutes
  • 19Bishop
  • 9ZanzalaSubstituted forCharlesat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 12Maguire
  • 16Barclay
  • 23Neves Bento De Carvalho
  • 32Charles
  • 40Savin
  • 42Diallo
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
3,508

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away28
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ross Sykes with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Philip Edwards (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Offside, Accrington Stanley. Sam Finley tries a through ball, but Philip Edwards is caught offside.

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by M.J. Williams (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Wilson Carvalho (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Ross Sykes.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Aaron Morley replaces Ian Henderson.

Attempt missed. Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Finley with a cross.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Callum Camps.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Clark with a cross.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jimmy Keohane.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Robert Sánchez.

Attempt saved. Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Sam Finley with a cross.

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Philip Edwards with a cross.

Philip Edwards (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Wilson Carvalho replaces Jerome Opoku because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jordan Clark following a corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Eoghan O'Connell.

Booking

Jerome Opoku (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Jerome Opoku (Accrington Stanley) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

Hand ball by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Attempt blocked. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Seamus Conneely.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Jimmy Ryan.

Attempt missed. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ian Henderson with a cross.

Offside, Accrington Stanley. Sam Finley tries a through ball, but Joe Pritchard is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by M.J. Williams.

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Paul McShane (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Accrington Stanley. Ross Sykes tries a through ball, but Colby Bishop is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Fabio Tavares replaces Aaron Wilbraham.

Attempt missed. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jordan Clark.

goal

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3Peterborough1263328151321
4Bristol Rovers126331512321
5Fleetwood116232014620
6Blackpool135531715220
7Coventry115511614220
8Oxford Utd1354427171019
9Sunderland115421614219
10Rotherham115331810818
11Doncaster114431313016
12Lincoln City135171719-216
13Shrewsbury114431013-316
14Burton10433149515
15Gillingham123541714314
16Portsmouth103431211113
17Rochdale123451421-713
18MK Dons124081219-712
19Accrington122551521-611
20Wimbledon132381824-69
21Tranmere112361521-69
22Southend1211101332-194
23Bolton10046225-23-8
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