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Rochdale 0-2 Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood picked up their first win in six games as two first-half goals handed them victory at Rochdale.

The visitors broke the deadlock when Mark Roberts climbed highest to head in Stephen Dobbie's free-kick.

Josh Morris then doubled their advantage from Jeff Hughes' delivery.

Dale were awarded a penalty when Conor McLaughlin fouled Olly Lancashire, but Ian Henderson hit the underside of the crossbar and Fleetwood scrambled the rebound clear.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Rochdale v Fleetwood

"I've just got to look at the performance, not the result really. The results will reflect performances and for whatever reason, there seemed to be a lack of belief and a negative feel to the whole day.

"It looked like there was too much fear in the players' performance especially in the first half. We started the game well, we had the first real opportunity then all of a sudden there seemed to be an air of negativity that just swelled into the stadium.

"Before you know it we're 2-0 down as a result really of shooting ourselves in the foot.

"We have had an unbelievable 18 months and the players don't need to be apologetic about the performance today."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 5EasthamSubstituted forAndrewat 64'minutes
  • 6Lancashire
  • 29O'Connell
  • 2Rafferty
  • 24Allen
  • 14HerySubstituted forCampsat 64'minutes
  • 25Rose
  • 16Done
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forCywkaat 76'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 9Andrew
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 17Tanser
  • 19Cywka
  • 21Musangu
  • 28Camps

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 53mins
  • 5Roberts
  • 25Jordan
  • 33Crainey
  • 11Hughes
  • 7Evans
  • 12MorrisSubstituted forHornby-Forbesat 74'minutes
  • 9DobbieSubstituted forSchumacherat 70'minutes
  • 29HitchcockSubstituted forHughesat 61'minutes
  • 19Proctor

Substitutes

  • 8Schumacher
  • 13Lucas
  • 17Blair
  • 20Hornby-Forbes
  • 22Hughes
  • 26Davies
  • 27Haughton
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
3,123

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town).

Tomasz Cywka (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Matty Hughes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tomasz Cywka (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Tomasz Cywka replaces Peter Vincenti.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Tyler Hornby-Forbes replaces Josh Morris.

Foul by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Matty Hughes (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Steven Schumacher replaces Stephen Dobbie.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Callum Camps replaces Bastien Héry.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Ashley Eastham.

Hand ball by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Matty Hughes replaces Tom Hitchcock.

Booking

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty conceded by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty missed! Still Rochdale 0, Fleetwood Town 2. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) hits the bar with a left footed shot.

Penalty Rochdale. Oliver Lancashire draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Stephen Crainey.

Foul by Tom Hitchcock (Fleetwood Town).

Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Rochdale).

Second Half

Second Half begins Rochdale 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Rochdale 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

goal

As It Stood

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3Preston23136436211545
4MK Dons22135448222644
5Bradford2310673126536
6Sheff Utd229672826233
7Chesterfield238873231132
8Rochdale2394103931831
9Notts County228772724331
10Peterborough2394103029131
11Fleetwood238692322130
12Walsall237972322130
13Oldham227962933-430
14Doncaster228682327-430
15Port Vale2385102932-329
16Barnsley2275103235-326
17Coventry236892431-726
18Scunthorpe217592836-826
19Gillingham2367102735-825
20Crawley2358102136-1523
21Crewe2365122041-2123
22Leyton Orient2257102934-522
23Colchester2356122740-1321
24Yeovil2255121933-1420
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