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Colchester United 1-4 Rochdale

Matthew Lund
Matthew Lund's goal was his second of the season for Rochdale

Rochdale moved into the play-off places as Colchester United slumped to a fifth successive League One defeat.

Dale's Matthew Lund pounced to open the scoring after Michael Rose's free-kick was parried by Sam Walker.

Peter Vincenti added a second after Walker again failed to hold a shot, and Ian Henderson made it three from spot after Kaspars Gorkss tripped Stephen Dawson in the box.

Gavin Massey pulled one back before Jack O'Connell headed home a fourth.

Henderson twice went close to adding a second of his own, hitting the crossbar in each half.

Colchester slip to 23rd place in the table, five points from safety, while Rochdale move past Oldham Athletic into the top six following their 4-0 home loss against Yeovil Town.

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Hill on Colchester v Rochdale

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I've got a very good squad of players and I'm happy with the result and majority of the performance.

"I think at times there's too much pressure on each of us - I mean there's an expectancy on us to come here and win.

"We're not a League One football club, Colchester are as they've been here for how many seasons?

"I think this result and this performance reflects what we're capable of doing as a squad."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 41HewittSubstituted forClohessyat 45'minutes
  • 13Gorkss
  • 18Eastman
  • 42Kpekawa
  • 24Moncur
  • 38Fox
  • 6EastmondBooked at 30mins
  • 7WattSubstituted forBonneat 53'minutes
  • 19HealeySubstituted forMasseyat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Sears

Substitutes

  • 12Lewington
  • 20Clohessy
  • 21Massey
  • 27Bonne
  • 28Szmodics
  • 35O'Donoghue
  • 37Sembie-Ferris

Rochdale

  • 22Logan
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5Eastham
  • 29O'Connell
  • 25Rose
  • 8LundBooked at 3minsSubstituted forHeryat 84'minutes
  • 6Lancashire
  • 40Henderson
  • 12Dawson
  • 16Done
  • 7VincentiBooked at 34minsSubstituted forAndrewat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 9Andrew
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 14Hery
  • 19Cywka
  • 27Cannon
  • 28Camps
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,920

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Rochdale 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Rochdale 4.

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Sam Walker.

Attempt saved. Michael Rose (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Gavin Massey (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

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

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jack O'Connell.

George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bastien Héry (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Bastien Héry replaces Matthew Lund.

Attempt saved. David Fox (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by David Fox (Colchester United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Peter Vincenti.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Michael Rose.

Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Freddie Sears (Colchester United).

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jack O'Connell.

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

Stephen Dawson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Rochdale 4. Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Rose with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Cole Kpekawa.

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Sanchez Watt.

Attempt saved. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Rochdale 3. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by George Moncur with a cross.

Cole Kpekawa (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Rochdale).

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 0, Rochdale 3.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City20126237191842
2Swindon20125339201941
3MK Dons19115340192138
4Preston20115433201338
5Sheff Utd209562623332
6Rochdale2093836251130
7Notts County198652520530
8Oldham207942824430
9Peterborough209382825330
10Bradford208572725229
11Fleetwood207582019126
12Walsall206861817126
13Chesterfield206772627-125
14Coventry206682328-524
15Barnsley206593034-423
16Port Vale206592529-423
17Doncaster196582027-723
18Gillingham205782228-622
19Scunthorpe196492534-922
20Crawley205781930-1122
21Yeovil2055101830-1220
22Leyton Orient204792531-619
23Colchester2045112538-1317
24Crewe2044121639-2316
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