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Accrington Stanley 1-2 Rochdale

Ian Henderson and Stephen Dooley got Rochdale back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over in-form Accrington.

Henderson chipped the ball home in injury time in the first half before Dooley beat the offside trap and slotted the ball home after 64 minutes.

Despite Offrande Zanzala grabbing one back, Dale held on for only their second win in 10 League One games, the other eight ending in defeat.

Stanley were unbeaten in seven but continued a bad record against Rochdale who they have not beaten in six meetings.

The first half was largely one to forget and Stanley lost influential winger Sean McConville in the 32nd minute to an ankle injury - he had scored five in the last five games.

Chances were at a premium until Kwadwo Baah broke on the wing, found Callum Camps who set up Henderson for his 11th goal of the season.

Zanzala had a great chance to equalise before the break but Robert Sanchez kept out his header.

Dooley doubled Dale's advantage when Ollie Rathbone played him through and, one-on-one with Joe Bursik, he fired home.

Zanzala poked the ball home in injury time but Stanley could not grab a late equaliser.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 30Bursik
  • 2JohnsonSubstituted forNeves Bento De Carvalhoat 74'minutes
  • 5Sykes
  • 3Hughes
  • 36Opoku
  • 16BarclayBooked at 22minsSubstituted forConneelyat 29'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forPritchardat 33'minutes
  • 8FinleyBooked at 55mins
  • 32Charles
  • 9Zanzala

Substitutes

  • 1Evtimov
  • 10Pritchard
  • 18Rodgers
  • 23Neves Bento De Carvalho
  • 28Conneely
  • 34Alese
  • 42Diallo

Rochdale

  • 25Sánchez
  • 21Magloire
  • 15McShaneSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 73'minutes
  • 6O'Connell
  • 13Keohane
  • 14Rathbone
  • 20Ryan
  • 10Camps
  • 22BaahSubstituted forTavaresat 88'minutes
  • 40HendersonSubstituted forAndrewat 85'minutes
  • 7Dooley

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 9Andrew
  • 11Pyke
  • 12Lynch
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 36Gillam
  • 37Tavares
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
2,975

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away0
Fouls
Home19
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Rochdale 2.

Fabio Tavares (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Wilson Carvalho (Accrington Stanley).

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Wilson Carvalho (Accrington Stanley).

Stephen Dooley (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Rochdale 2. Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wilson Carvalho with a cross.

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Dooley with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Fabio Tavares replaces Kwadwo Baah.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ryan McLaughlin.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Ian Henderson.

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

Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

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

Offside, Rochdale. Ryan McLaughlin tries a through ball, but Ian Henderson is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jerome Opoku with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Ryan McLaughlin (Rochdale).

Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ross Sykes following a corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Stephen Dooley.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Wilson Carvalho replaces Callum Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Ryan McLaughlin replaces Paul McShane.

Attempt missed. Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Joe Pritchard with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Kwadwo Baah (Rochdale) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked. Assisted by Callum Camps.

Eoghan O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

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

Offside, Accrington Stanley. Callum Johnson tries a through ball, but Joe Pritchard is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Rochdale 2. Stephen Dooley (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Oliver Rathbone.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dooley (Rochdale) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe24128432221044
2Rotherham24125742251741
3Coventry23101033425940
4Oxford Utd23116641221939
5Ipswich23108533221138
6Peterborough24106844341036
7Fleetwood2210663729836
8Bristol Rovers2310673030036
9Portsmouth239863428635
10Blackpool2481063228434
11Gillingham248972824433
12Burton239683230233
13Sunderland228862823532
14Shrewsbury228862123-232
15Doncaster218763223931
16Lincoln City2393112828030
17Accrington247893433129
18Rochdale2474132741-1425
19Wimbledon2466122936-724
20MK Dons2473142636-1024
21Tranmere2356122743-1621
22Southend2416172765-389
23Bolton2147101846-287
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