Rochdale 3-0 Mansfield Town

Scott Hogan

Scott Hogan scored in each half as high-flying Rochdale piled more misery on a Mansfield Town side who have now not won in 13 games.

Hogan put Dale ahead, rising to head in a Graham Cummins cross, and Matthew Lund's close-range shot made it 2-0 after good work by Peter Vincenti.

Ollie Palmer headed a rare Mansfield chance wide before the interval.

But Hogan ended any lingering hopes of a comeback after the break, shooting home after good work by Michael Rose.

Cummins could have added to the lead in the closing stages while Mansfield did not manage a shot on target throughout.

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Post Match: Rochdale assistant Beech

Rochdale assistant manager Chris Beech told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We asked for that from the players today. We wanted to be disciplined but also expressive and the boys were exactly that.

"It was good to see three goals inside the six-yard box. Crosses flashing across the goal, players really working hard off the ball to make those runs.

"The best thing for us is it hits some rhythm. We're playing, recovering, training, playing. And we've got a rhythm to the next ten days now."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield2211741440
2Oxford Utd2210841538
3Scunthorpe221084738
4Burton221156438
5Newport211074937
6Southend221147837
7Rochdale221147537
8Fleetwood221129635
9Morecambe231058-235
10Cheltenham23896-133
11Dag & Red22868230
12Exeter22859-329
13Plymouth22859-529
14Hartlepool22778128
15Wycombe22769027
16Wimbledon21768-227
17Portsmouth22679-825
18Accrington226610-624
19Bristol Rovers22589-323
20York224108-422
21Mansfield225710-922
22Torquay225710-1122
23Bury22499-421
24Northampton224612-1318
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